Month: July 2019

Review #1138 – Old Fitzgerald Prime

Review #1138 | Bourbon Review #571 – Old Fitzgerald Prime The Schtick: This is a bottom shelf release from Heaven Hill that uses the wheated mashbill.  Distiller: Heaven Hill Bottler: Heaven Hill Selection: N/A ABV: 40% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Sharp ethanol, light caramel, faint confectioners sugar. Lightly musty.  Taste: Thin and a bit hot, musty and sweet. There isnt a lot going …

Review #1137 – Grant’s 1980 8yr Blended Scotch Whisky

​Review #1137 | Scotch Review # – Grant’s 1980 8yr Blended Scotch Whiskey The Schtick: This is a well dated blend from Grant’s. This bottling is from the 1980’s when this product line carried an age statement.  Distiller: Various (Blend) Bottler: Grant’s  ABV: 40% ABV Age: 8 Years Nose: Super rich sherry. Plums, vanilla, caramel, nutty toffee, figs and stewed fruits.  …

Review #1136 – Le Freche 29yr L’Encantada 1989 Lincoln Road + Bluegrass BB&T Selection, “Yak at Sea” Cask #08

Review #1136 | Brandy Review #40 – Le Freche 29yy LEncantada 1989 “Yak at Sea” Lincoln Road + Bluegrass BB&T Selection The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit produced in the Le Freche region of Armagnac region of France and bottled for Lincoln Road in MI as a selection partially for Bluegrass BBT. It …

Review #1135 – Mellow Corn

Review #1135 | Bourbon Review #570 – Mellow Corn The Schtick: Mellow Corn is a corn whiskey product from Heaven Hill. It is also bottled in bond.  Distiller: Heaven Hill Bottler: Heaven Hill Selection: N/A ABV: 50% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Sweet and syrupy. Lots of honey, corn, caramel. Some ethanol. Not really that bold.  Taste: Thin, and a bit hot, but not …

Review #1134 – Craigellachie 18yr Old Malt Cask 1995

Review #1134 | Scotch Review #384 – Craigellachie 18y Old Malt Cask 1995 The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Craigellachie. It is bottled at 50% ABV, with no coloring or filtering after being aged for 18 years in a sherry butt.  Distiller: Craigellachie Bottler: Old Malt Cask Selection: N/A ABV: 50% ABV Age: 18 Years Nose: Sweet …

Review #1133 – Cabin Still

Review #1133 | Bourbon Review #569 – Cabin Still The Schtick: Cabin Still is a bottom shelf bourbon produced by Heaven Hill. Distiller: Heaven Hill Bottler: Heaven Hill Selection: N/A ABV: 40% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Light, earthy, ethanol. Not a ton going on here, but the ethanol is apparent.  Taste: Think with some heat. Earthy and musty, good bit of caramel and …

Review #1131 – Bernheim 7yr Wheat Whiskey

​Review #1131 | Bourbon Review #568 – Bernheim 8yr Wheat Whiskey The Schtick: This is a wheat whiskey distilled at Bernheim. Wheated bourbon are aften placed at the height of the bourbon craze, although wheat whiskeys appear to escape relatively unscathed.  Distiller: Bernheim Bottler: Bernheim Selection: N/A ABV: 45% ABV Age: 7 Years Nose: Soft sweet, lots of honey and caramel. Faint …

Review #1129 – Barrell 13yr Canadian Rye, Batch L940

​Review #1129 | Bourbon Review #567 – Barrell 13yr Canadian Rye Batch L940 The Schtick: This is a sourced rye bottled for Barrell Spirits. It was distilled at Alberta in Canada, and was aged for 13 years before being bottled at cask strength, with no coloring or filtering.  Distiller: Undisclosed Canadian Bottler: Barrell Selection: N/A ABV: 63.45% ABV Age: 13 Years  …