“The second release in Glenfiddich’s Experimental Series is their Project XX expression, which was made not simply by one Malt Master, but 20! 20 Malt Masters were invited to the Glenfiddich distillery and invited them to pick any expression from the thousands of casks maturing in the warehouse. The 20 chosen whiskies were then married by Malt Master Brian Kinsman to create this single malt you see before your eyes.” – Master of Malt
This is a limited edition release from Stranahan’s in Colorado. They distill American single malt whiskey, and often sport fun maturations, finishes, and blends for the Snowflake releases. Named Quandary Peak, this is their twentieth release. It begins by being matured for 24 months in new oak barrels, and then goes off to be finished in a variety of casks before being blended back together.
Review #873 | /r/Rum Review #42 – Wray and Nephew Jamaican Overproof Rum The Schtick: This is supposedly the best selling rum in Jamaica, garnering over 90% of domestic sales. That said, this is an unaged white rum, bottled at an eye watering 63% ABV. Priced firmly in the “what a steal” category, this makes …
This is a little known brand from Heaven Hill sporting a reasonable age statement and more than reasonable proof. It’s a part of the Crackdown here because I thought it was a craft / sourced release for a long time, especially given the art, until I dug into its origins.
This is an unaged, overproofed rum from Privaterr in Ipswitch, MA. It is produced from 100% molasses.
I have previously reviewed one of the Macallan Editions (Edition #2) but decided that a side by side of all of the editions to date would be more fulfilling (and also more fun). This is the first of the Macallan Edition releases: Edition 1.
This is a Cadenheads blend of two 28 year old Linkwood casks that are ex-sherry provenance. It is bottled at cask strength, with no filtering or coloring, under the Cadenheads IB banner.
Review #862 | /r/Bourbon Review #458 – David James 10yr Straight American Whiskey The Schtick: This strange, elusive release recently won best Corn Whiskey at the 2018 San Francisco Spirits Competition, which I found interesting. “Four friends with a passion for great bourbon and whiskey created Old George Town Spirits. We take pride in sourcing …
Review #852 | /r/Rum Review #35 – Privateer Distiller’s Drawer: The Iron Dram The Schtick: This is a single barrel, cask strength, release from Privateer in Massachusetts. Distiller: Privateer (Ipswitch, MA) Bottler: Privateer (Ipswitch, MA) ABV: 52% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Floral, honey, nutty, molasses, brown sugar. Not super dense, but pleasant. Fresh baked bread. …
This Vermont produced craft rum takes an already unique spirit and gives it an even more unique teist.