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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.

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 #1006 – Kilchoman Loch Gorm

​Review #1006 | Scotch Review #339 – Kilchoman Loch Gorm The Schtick: This is a Kilchoman expression that is matured fully in Oloroso sherry casks. It is named after a notable lake near the distillery. It is bottled without filtration or coloring. Distiller: Kilchoman Bottler: Kilchoman ABV: 46% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Toffee, raisin bread. Syrupy, lots of confectioners sugar. Plums …

Review #994 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, Tavern Hall Selection

​Review #994 | Bourbon Review #517 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, Tavern Hall Selection The Schtick: Maker’s Mark, one of the larger producers of bourbon in Kentucky, produces wheated bourbon that is sold both domestically and abroad. Until recent years, Maker’s only produced a small handful of products. In the last couple of years, though, products …