Review #1065 – Whistle Pig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Spec’s Selection (119.5)

​Review #1065 | Bourbon Review # – Whistle Pig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Spec’s Selection The Schtick: WhistlePig is a hybrid spirits operation in Vermont that has previously staked its claim on importing rye whiskey from Alberta to age and bottle in Vermont. In the past, I’ve bumped into some of their single barrel …

Review #1064 – Phillip’s Gin

​Review #1064 | Gin Review #11 – Phillips Gin The Schtick: This is a gin distilled and released by the Phillips Distilling Company. Distiller: Phillips Distilling Company Bottler: Phillips Distilling Company ABV: 40% ABV Age: N/A Nose: Ethanol, faint sweetness. Light juniper. Very muted depth beyond ethanol. Taste: Hot and thin, with lots of pepper, a faint plastic astringency and sugar. Finish: Short, …

Review #1062 – Chateau du Tariquet 12yr Cask Strength Armagnac

​Review #1062 | Brandy Review #33 – Chateau du Tariquet 12yr The Schtick: This is a cask strength release from Chateau du Tariquet, who produces Armagnac. This was produced using 100% Folle Blanche grapes and bottled after aging 12 years in French Oak casks. Distiller: Chateau du Tariquet Bottler: Chateau du Tariquet ABV: 48.2% ABV Age: 12 Years Nose: Pears, peach …

Review #1063 – The Macallan Cask Strength

​Review #1063 | Scotch Review #364 – The Macallan Cask Strength The Schtick: This is an old, now discontinued release from The Macallan. It is matured fully in sherry, and bottled at cask strength without coloring or filtering. Distiller: The Macallan Bottler: The Macallan ABV: 59% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Super pungent, meaty sherry. Prunes, figs, rich toffee. Massive stewed fruits, …

Review #1061 – Whistle Pig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Potomac Wine and Spirits Selection

​Review #1061 | Bourbon Review #545 – WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Potomac Wine and Spirits Selection The Schtick: WhistlePig is a hybrid spirits operation in Vermont that has previously staked its claim on importing rye whiskey from Alberta to age and bottle in Vermont. In the past, I’ve bumped into some of their …

Review #1059 – Cooley 14yr The Exclusive Malts 2003, The Whisky Barrel Selection

​Review #1059 | World Whiskey Review #45 – Cooley 14yr The Exclusive Malts, The Whisky Barrel selection The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at the Cooley distillery bottled by The Exclusive Malts and selected by The Whisky Barrel. It is bottled at cask strength without coloring or filtering. Distiller: Cooley Bottler: The Exclusive Malts …

Review #1058 – WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Spec’s Selection

​Review #1058 | Bourbon Review #544 – WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Spec’s Selection The Schtick: WhistlePig is a hybrid spirits operation in Vermont that has previously staked its claim on importing rye whiskey from Alberta to age and bottle in Vermont. In the past, I’ve bumped into some of their single barrel ryes …

Review #1057 – Glenfiddich Fire & Cane

​Review #1057 | Scotch Review #362 – Glenfiddich Fire and Cane The Schtick: This is the fourth entry in Glenfiddich’s Experimental Series. It takes peated Glenfiddich and matures it in rum casks. Distiller: Glenfiddich Bottler: Glenfiddich ABV: 43% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Light brine and smoke. Faint ask. Sweet vanilla cream. Molasses. Faint lemon, pear. Caramel. Taste: Medium mouth feel. Faint heat. …

Review #1056 – Redbreast 12yr Irish Pot Still Whiskey

​Review #1056 | World Whiskey Review #44 – Redbreast 12yr Irish Whiskey The Schtick: Redbreast 12 is a pot stilled Irish whiskey that is matured in some percentage of sherry casks. It is bottled with coloring. Distiller: Midleton (Cork, IE) Bottler: Redbreast (Midleton, Cork, IE) ABV: 40% ABV Age: 12 Years Nose: Toffee, leather, pepper, honey and fresh baked bread. Rich …