Archive for August, 2018
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Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 22 Year

by Bobby Longon August 16, 2018
The “Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co” is a relatively new producer that is not actually a distillery or distilling operation at all.  Rather,  it is a Diageo-created and owned brand releases old whiskeys from casks that have some way or another ended up in Diageo’s possession.  In other words, they’re a pretty run-of-the-mill non-distilling producer […]
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Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year

by Blake Cortrighton August 15, 2018
While Johnnie Walker Red Label may sell more by volume, the Black Label may be the most recognizable scotch whisky in the world.  The poster child of Diageo’s Johnnie Walker range, the Black Label is marketed as a more premium step up from the non-age stated Red Label, and can be found in almost any […]

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Johnnie Walker Red Label

by Andrew Owenon August 13, 2018
As the most popular (by volume sales) scotch whisky in the world, and second highest selling of any whiskey only to Brown-Forman’s Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Johnnie Walker needs little introduction.  The blended scotch brand is the face of worldwide spirits behemoth Diageo’s operations in Scotland. Diageo owns over two dozen malt and grain distilleries […]
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Barrell Bourbon Batch 011

by Bobby Longon August 9, 2018
Barrell Craft Spirits, founded in 2013 by Joe Beatrice, has established itself as a bit of an eclectic whiskey producing powerhouse over the last several years.  They are sort of a pioneer in the American whiskey scene, although what they are currently doing is similar to what Scottish independent bottlers like Cadenhead and Adelphi have […]

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Black Saddle Straight Bourbon 12 Year

by Robert Dianaon August 8, 2018
In the modern whiskey climate where consumers are more savvy than ever, and more demanding than ever that producers meet at least a minimum transparency requirement, Black Saddle stands out as a black hole completely void of pretty much any information other than the fact that it is Kentucky straight bourbon and at least 12 […]
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Redbreast Lustau

by Brett Mullinson August 7, 2018
Redbreast Lustau is a relatively new release by Ireland’s massive Midleton Distillery, and it appears to have become a mainstay in the Redbreast portfolio for the foreseeable future.  To create Lustau, Midleton takes single pot still whiskey aging in sherry and bourbon casks, marries the casks together, then finishes the whiskey for one additional year […]

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Evan Williams Single Barrel 2009 Vintage

by Blake Cortrighton August 2, 2018
Evan Williams is a well-known, mass-marketed bourbon brand owned and operated by Heaven Hill – the largest family owned distilling company in Kentucky.  Heaven Hill produces many popular bourbon and rye whiskey brands, including Elijah Craig, Henry McKenna, Old Fitzgerald, Larceny, Rittenhouse, and Pikesville.  The Evan Williams portfolio is an entire family of brands in […]
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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch B518

by Bobby Longon August 1, 2018
The 2nd of Heaven Hill’s three annual Elijah Craig Barrel Proof bourbon releases is now lining shelves throughout the nation.  Labeled Batch B518, the “B” recognizes it as the 2nd batch of the year, while “518” means it was released in May of 2018.  A118 was released earlier this year (read the review here), and […]