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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 #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 …

Review #1046 – Whistle Pig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, The Wine and Cheese Place Selection

​Review #1046 | Bourbon Review #540 – WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, The Wine and Cheese Place 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 …

Review #1037 – Whistle Pig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Spec’s Selection

​Review #1037 | Bourbon Review #537 – Ryenaissance Day 7: 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 …

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 #1030 – Glenmorangie 12yr Nectar d’Or, Sauternes Cask Finish

​Review #1030 | Scotch Review #351 – Glenmorangie 12yr Nectar D’or Sauternes Cask Finish The Schtick: This is a Glenmorangie expression that takes the 10yr core expression and finishes it for 2 additional years in a suternes wine cask. It also gets a slight bump in proof, much like the Lasanta and the Quinta Ruban. Distiller: Glenmorangie …

Review #1029 – WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Rye, Magruder’s 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. They were arranged, poured and blinded by a generous fellow who loves rye as much (or very plasuibly more so) than I do. 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.