Archive for December, 2017
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Highland Park 12 Year

by Andrew Owenon December 5, 2017
Before we even get into this review, let me answer one of the most common questions I see:  Yes, Highland Park 12 and Highland Park 12 “Viking Honour” are the same thing.  Throughout 2017, Highland Park, the northernmost distillery in Scotland, has been undergoing a re-branding effort in order to better, er, embrace? the Norse roots of […]

The Importance of the Cask

by Brett Mullinson December 4, 2017
Inside of one of Springbank’s aging warehouses.  Notice the variety of cask sizes. The Importance of the Cask As whiskey enthusiasts, we not only enjoy the flavor of whiskey, but spend many hours pondering what makes each whiskey different.  What are governing factors that create the diversity and individual complexities of each whiskey?  We want […]

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Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye

by Andrew Owenon December 2, 2017
Following my semi-disappointing experience with this year’s limited edition Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye Toasted Oak Finish, which everybody and their mother except for me (and my mother, who doesn’t drink whiskey) seems to love, I started looking for an opportunity to try this standard version of the Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye.  This is supposedly the […]