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Review #1075 – Glenfiddich 19yr ‘Age of Discovery’ Madeira Cask

​Review #1075 | Scotch Review #368 – Glenfiddich 19yr Age of Discovery, Madeira Cask Finish The Schtick: This is an interesting release from Glenfiddich featuring 19yr spirit that was matured in Madeira casks.  Distiller: Glenfiddich Bottler: Glenfiddich ABV: 40% ABV Age: 19 Years Nose: Sweet bread, apples, honey. Light fig. Jammy currants. Leather, faint spice, like clove and cinnamon. Vanilla cream. …

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 #1044 – Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey

​Review #1044 | World Whisky Review #40 – Bushmills Black Bush The Schtick: This is a blend of malt and grain whiskey from Bushmills that is aged in oak and contains some amount of malt also matured in Oloroso sherry casks. Distiller: Bushmills Bottler: Bushmills ABV: 40% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Bready, cake forward nose. Light citrus. Vanilla cream. Faint peach. …

Review #1038 – Glenmorangie Spios

​Review #1038 | Scotch Review #355 – Glenmorangie Spios The Schtick: This is an interesting Gaelic named release from Glenmorangie featuring their distillate after a full maturation in American rye whiskey casks. Distiller: Glenmorangie Bottler: Glenmorangie ABV: 46% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Sour fruits, honey, sweet butter cream. Bitter wood. Taste: Bitter, spice heavy. Thin to medium mouth feel. Sweet vanilla, light …

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 #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.