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Son’s of Liberty Spirits Company Distillery Visit

by TW Wrighton January 12, 2019
When I walked through the front door at Son’s of Liberty Spirits Company I was surprised – shocked even. I’ve been to a few other distilleries that are transitioning over to doing more cocktails and trying to create a more bar-like atmosphere to encourage visitors to come and hangout and enjoy the house-made spirits but […]
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Glengoyne 21 Year – Andrew’s Christmas Whisky!

by Andrew Owenon December 20, 2018
With the year-end holidays fast approaching, I figure now is a fine time to talk about my favorite Christmas whisky.  It is my favorite whisky both to drink around the holiday and to recommend as a gift to the scotch enthusiast in your life.  The vast majority of scotch drinkers are not regularly purchasing or […]

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Talisker Storm

by Blake Cortrighton December 19, 2018
As worldwide demand for whisky increases, distilleries (and the companies which own them) have had to adapt their releases to handle the increased demand. Any time demand outweighs supply, whisky producers have a tough decision to make:  Do you raise prices?Allocate?  Just allow your product to disappear from shelves?  Or do you start dropping the […]
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Cedar Ridge Silver Label “P/C Hogshead”

by Andrew Owenon December 3, 2018
Nestled within the rolling hills of farmland just west of the large urban city of Cedar Rapids sits the Cedar Ridge Distillery – a quaint and picturesque estate of two buildings, a couple small grain bins, several barrel warehouses, and rows of grape vines.  Secluded from the bustling city a few miles away and tucked […]
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Ledaig 10 Year

by Andrew Owenon November 21, 2018
Ledaig (the “d” makes the “ch” sound) is heavily peated single malt whisky made by the isolated Tobermory distillery – the lone distillery on the island of Mull off of the southwest coast of the Scottish mainland.  Tobermory also produces a much more mildly peated single malt under the distillery name.  Tobermory is a very […]

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Laphroaig 28 Year

by Brett Mullinson November 16, 2018
Laphroaig has released another aged offering, this time it’s a 28 year, one year older than the 27 year they released in 2017. This is a sherry finished offering, resting for the final 12 months. First matured in different sizes, it’s shifted through a suite of carefully selected quarter casks and butts.  It’s designed to […]
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Filling Out Your Whiskey Shelf

by Andrew Owenon September 18, 2018
Filling Out Your Whiskey Shelf One of the most common questions I encounter is from people who are just getting into whiskey, or have decided to expand their horizons after drinking only the same couple whiskeys.  The question is often phrased, “What are some good whiskeys for a beginner?” “I’m new to whiskey.  What should […]
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Kilchoman Machir Bay Review

by Andrew Owenon April 12, 2018
Kilchoman (pronounced kill-ho-man) is one of the newest distilleries in Scotland, and the newest distillery on the island of Islay (until Ardnahoe opens its doors this May).  Founded in 2005 by former-independent bottler Anthony Wills, Kilchoman is a true “farm distillery”.  Situated on Islay’s Rockside Farm, Kilchoman has a couple thousand acres of farmland leased […]

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Aberlour 16 Year Double Cask

by Andrew Owenon March 30, 2018
Like Aberlour’s 12 year old single malt, this southern Speyside distillery also releases a 16 year old using the same “double cask matured” technique.  Rather than starting all of its whisky in ex-bourbon casks and then “finishing” the malt by transferring it to ex-sherry casks (like Balvenie does with their 12 Year Doublewood) Aberlour marries […]
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Port Charlotte Scottish Barley

by Andrew Owenon March 20, 2018
Nestled against the coast of Loch Indaal on the west side of Islay sits the Bruichladdich (pronounced bruchh-lad-ee) Distillery.  As far as mainstream popularity goes, Bruichladdich often sits in the shadow of the three southern Islay powerhouses of Ardbeg, Laphroaig, and Lagavulin, but this Islay distillery is not to be underestimated. Bruichladdich was built in […]