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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 …

Review #986 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, Bill Samuel’s Jr Selection (Pt.2)

​Review #986 | Bourbon Review #514 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, Bill Samuel’s Jr. Selection (Pt.2) 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, …

Review #978 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, Hi-Time Liquors Selection

​Review #978 | Bourbon Review #510 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, Hi-Time Liquors 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 …

Review #968 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, Crown Liquor Selection 1.1

Day 3 of the Maker’s Mark Private Selection Series

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 like Maker’s Mark 46 and Maker’s Mark Cask Strength have seen domestic releases. A major criticism of the brand, though, was the absence of a barrel selection program in favor of wax dipped limited editions. That has now changed. A barrel selection at Maker’s Mark is unique, though, in that you choose a combination of staves to mature in a barrel, and that barrel is bottled. This is different from almost any other barrel selection process on the market. For better or for worse, this creates a very different product than their core line of expressions. I’ve set out to try approximately a dozen of these various private selections, completely blind, to gather my thoughts on how their releases are shaking out.