Review #871 | /r/Bourbon Review #461 – Balcones Texas Single Malt The Schtick: This is a single malt whisky produced by Balcones in Texas, USA. It is “yard aged” in ex-bourbon barrels for an unspecified period of time. This is Day #20 in the Craft Whiskey Crackdown. Here is the terrain covered thus far: Day …
This is an interesting rum product that is produced in India. It bears an age statement of 7 years and is bottled at 40% ABV, so it’s not a win all around. For $17 locally, I decided to give it a go.
This is a murky release coming from Chattanooga Whiskey – they mention that is’a robust blend, selected for high proof cask notes. But, I don’t see anything proclaiming this as true cask strength. I’m curious. From what I can tell, they are producing their own spirit, but there is little documentation online.
This is what I believe to be a sourced release from Old Forge. They boast having 8-9 year old Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey, and this is a store pick, cask strength release. If this is true, it would be ironic, given that they label their products as hand forged spirits.
For Day #16 in the Craft Whiskey Crackdown, I have Boondocks Cask Strength American Whiskey: a sourced whiskey that is aged in ex-bourbon barrels, hence the American Whiskey designation, rather than a bourbon designation.
This is a Privateer Single Cask referred to as Harvest Nectar. It is matured in third fill Four Roses casks.
This is a craft sourced bourbon release sourced from MGP in Indiana and bottled in Iowa.
This is an interesting Bourbon, sourced from Kentucky and finished, then barreled, by Prohibition Spirits under the Hooker’s House line. It is 4 years old, before it makes a hop and a skip over to California for a 9 month stay in Schug Pinot Noir barrels. It features a pretty robustly rye forward mashbill, clocking in at 54% corn and 46% rye.
Review #834 | /r/Scotch Review #281 – Douglas Laing’s: The Epicurean The Schtick: This is a Douglas Laing blended release made from a variety of lowland expressions. “A lowland blended malt from the excellent Douglas Laing that’s “city born and bred” and is personified by the 1930s cheeky chappy and all-round connoisseur on the label!” …
Review #833 | /r/WorldWhisky Review #35 – Kaiyo Misunara Cask Japanese Whisky The Schtick: This was a blind sample that was sent to me. I reviewed it live on the Whiskey Network Discord server, then got the reveal in order to fill in relevant details here. “Kaiyō whisky is matured in the finest Japanese Mizunara …