Month: January 2019

Review #1017 – Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof, Kenwood Liquors Selection

​Review #1017 | Bourbon Review #527 – Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof Bourbon, Kenwood Liquors Selection The Schtick: This is a single barrel of Brown-Forman distillate selected by an Illinois retailer. It is bottled at barrel proof. Distiller: Jack Daniel’s Bottler: Jack Daniel’s ABV: 64.8% ABV Age: NAS Barrel: 18-9818 Bottled: 2/27/2018 Nose: Really rich honey, toffee, tobacco and banana bread. Rich, …

Review #1016 – Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow Blend, Sherried Marrying Cask, Houston Bourbon Society + Houston Wine Merchant Selection

​Review #1016 | Scotch Review #344 – Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow Blend, Sherried Marrying Cask, Houston Bourbon Society + Houston Wine Merchant Selection The Schtick: This is a collaboration selection done by a store and a society of a Compass Box marrying cask release. These are releases that take a Great King Street vatting …

Review #1015 – Four Roses Private Selection OESV, Cox’s Spirit Shoppes & Evergreen Liquors Selection

​Review #1015 | Bourbon Review #526 – Four Roses Private Selection OESV, Cox’s Spirit Shoppes & Evergreen Liquors Selection The Schtick: I tasted this blind, and was given the review after supplying notes. Four Roses Private Selections are currently some of my favorite single barrel, cask strength, bourbons for the $$. Distiller: Four Roses Bottler: Four Roses ABV: 62.9% …

Review #1010 – Kilchoman 10yr Single Cask Oloroso

​Review #1010 | Scotch Review #341 – Kilchoman 10yr Single Cask Oloroso Matured The Schtick: This is a single cask of Kilchoman that is one of their oldest: 10 years old. It was matured in an Oloroso sherry butt Distiller: Kilchoman Bottler: Kilchoman ABV: 55.6% ABV Age: 10 Years Cask Filled: December 13th, 2007 Bottled: August 27th, 2018 Cask: #426|2007 Nose: Toffee, caramel, rich …

Review #1008 – Kilchoman 100% Islay, 8th Edition

This is a release made from 100% Islay ingredients. Typically, barley is sourced from other providers in Scotland, but this batch comes from Islay. It is peated to 15-25ppm, rather than the standard 55ppm. This is matured for at least 6 years, although it is not on the label, and spends its time maturing in Buffalo Trace ex-bourbon barrels. It is bottled without filtering or coloring. It also gets a nice bump in proof, as well.