Month: September 2018

Review #895 – Old Weller Antique, NCF Annapolis Whisky Society Selection

​Review #895 | /r/Bourbon Review #469 – Old Weller Antique, Annapolis Whiskey Society Selection The Schtick: This is a private selection of Old Weller Antique. It is non-chill filtered. It was selected by the Annapolis Whiskey Society Distiller: Buffalo Trace Bottler: Buffalo Trace ABV: 53.5% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Honey, tobacco, sweet cream. Corn syrup, toffee, tobacco, some rich pepper. Some …

Review #893 – Edradour 8yr 2007 Grand Arome Rum Cask Finish

​Review #893 | /r/Scotch Review #300 – Edradour 8yr 2007 Grand Arome Rum Cask Finish The Schtick: This is a release from Edradour, who is owned by Sigantory Vintage. It is matured in Grand Arome rum casks (can’t say I’ve run into these before). Distiller: Edradour Bottler: Edradour (Signatory Vintage) ABV: 46% ABV Age: 8 Years Nose: Bredy, sweet. Loads of …

Review #892 – Weller Special Reserve

​Review #892 | /r/Bourbon Review #468 – Weller Special Reserve The Schtick: This is the lower most entry in Buffalo Trace’s Weller line of expressions – wheated bourbons sold under the William Larue Weller (and various permutations) name. Distiller: Buffalo Trace Bottler: Buffalo Trace ABV: 45% ABV Age: NAS Nose:Cinnamon, clove, red hot candies. Ethanol. Faint caramel. ​Taste: Thin, hot cinnamon. …

Review #890 – Ledaig 10

​Review #890 | /r/Scotch Review #299 – Ledaig 10yr The Schtick: This is a core expression release from Ledaig, which is peated distillate hailing from Tobermory distillery. Distiller: Ledaig (Tobermory) Bottler: Ledaig (Tobermory) ABV: 43% ABV Age: 10 Years Nose: Huge mineral wiff, earthy, dirty peat. Faint iodine. Faint fishy marine notes. Vanilla cream, confectioners sugar. Nice brine and pepper component. …

Review #888 – Don Q Gran Anejo

This is a solera vatted rum containing contents “up to 12 years old, but between 9 and 12 years old” with no disclosed proportions combined with some portion of “solera rums up to 50 years” aged in sherry casks. In other words, there can be just about anything here at any age between 9 and 50 years. No word on dosing or coloring, which means both are potentially likely. I tasted it blind, and then got the reveal to populate the review with useful details.