Month: January 2019

Review #1006 – Kilchoman Loch Gorm

​Review #1006 | Scotch Review #339 – Kilchoman Loch Gorm The Schtick: This is a Kilchoman expression that is matured fully in Oloroso sherry casks. It is named after a notable lake near the distillery. It is bottled without filtration or coloring. Distiller: Kilchoman Bottler: Kilchoman ABV: 46% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Toffee, raisin bread. Syrupy, lots of confectioners sugar. Plums …

Review #1003 – Peerless Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, Westport Whiskey and Wine & C+S Collaboration #1 Selection

​Review #1003 | Bourbon Review #520 – Peerless Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, Westport Whiskey and Wine & C+S Collaboration #1 Selection The Schtick: Peerless is a newer distilling operation. This is a single barrel of their rye whiskey. It is aged for 24 months and bottled at cask strength. It commands a rather high …

Review #1002 – Kilchoman Machir Bay, Ray’s Wine and Spirits Selection

Kilchoman Machir bay is named after one of Islay’s beaches near Kilchoman. This is a special vatting for a local retailer that is comprised of a blend of 85% ex-Buffalo Trace bourbon barrel spirit and 15% Oloroso cask matured spirit. It is bottled at 46% ABV with no filtering or coloring. The vattings are done in 30 barrel batches, and use barley peated to the supplier standard of 55ppm.

Review #1001 – Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2018: George T. Stagg 2018

This is a widely anticipated annual release from Buffalo Trace. It is one of five bottles in their Antique Collection, and represents their take on a straight bourbon at cask strength. This was distilled in the spring of 2013 and bottled in 2018. There were still many, many bottles of this produced, clocking in around 37,000 – although that number is down compared to last year. Let’s dive in and see how it is.