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Review #1088 – Knob Creek Single Barrel Select Rye, #6295 Master Distiller Fred Noe Selection

​Review #1088 | Bourbon Review #554 – Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Rye, #6295 Master Distiller Fred Noe 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 #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. …