Review #1033 – WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Cox’s Spirit Shoppe Selection

​Review #1033 | Bourbon Review #535 – WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Cox’s Spirit Shoppe 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 …

Review #1032 – Glenmorangie Bacalta

​Review #1032 | Scotch Review #352 – Glenmorangie Bacalta The Schtick: This is a limited edition expression from Glenmorangie that features the spirit being finished in Madeira casks. “The eighth release in our multi-award-winning and always intriguing Private Edition, Glenmorangie Bacalta brings new heights of complexity to a rare wood finish. Madeira’s long, balmy days inspire …

Review #1031 – WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Spec’s Selection

​Review #1031 | Bourbon Review #534 – Ryenaissance Day #4: 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 …

Review #1026 – Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, Sherry Finish

​Review #1026 | Scotch Review #349 – Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta Sherry Finish The Schtick: This is a Glenmorangie expression that takes the 10yr core expression and finishes it for 2 additional years in a sherry cask. It also gets a slight bump in proof. Distiller: Glenmorangie Bottler: Glenmorangie ABV: 43% ABV Age: 12 Years Nose: Vanilla, toffee, light sulfur. Dates, figs, …

Review #1025 – Whistle Pig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Total Wine Selection

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 and found them really enjoyable. In recent months, WhistlePig has made a switch to digging up some older MGP rye stock for their 10 year old single barrel barrel proof rye, as well. As a result, I have set out to try 25 WhistlePig single barrel ryes to get a lay of the land. There are one or two non-WhistlePig ryes in here, also, so the stakes are pretty high. All blind, all in. Welcome to the 2019 Ryenaissance .

Review #1024 – Glenmorangie 10yr “The Original”

​Review #1024 | Scotch Review #348 – Glenmorangie 10yr The Schtick: This is the ubiquitous, core expression from Glenmorangie, also labeled as “The Original”. This is a ten year expression, matured in bourbon barrels for ten years. Distiller: Glenmorangie Bottler: Glenmorangie ABV: 40% ABV Age: 10 Years Nose: Honey, fresh bread, sour apple Taste: Sweet cream, bitter spice. Artificial pear, mildly lactic. …

Review #1022 – The Glenrothes 20yr Signatory Vintage 1997, Spec’s Selection

​Review #1022 | Scotch Review #347 – Glenrothes 20yr Signatory Vintage 1997 Spec’s Selection The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Glenrothes for Signatory Vintage. It was matured for 20 years in a refill sherry butt before being selected by Spec’s in Texas. It was bottled at cask strength with no filtering …