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Review #1114 – Mezcalero #16 Madre-Cuishe (Don Valente Angel)

Review #1114 | Agave Review #9 – Mezcalero #16 Madre-Cuishe The Schtick: This is Mezcalero #16, distilled by Don Valente Angel using the Madre-Cuishe agave varietal. It was distilled at Santa Maria Pila and this agave varietal is known for its high acidity.  Distiller: Mezcalero (Alipus) Bottler: Mezcalero ABV: 47.1% ABV Age: N/A Mezcalero: Don Valente Angel Nose: Honey, dememera sugar. Oddly …

Review #1101 – Benriach 12yr Single Cask, Oloroso Matured, Cask #3105

​Review #1101 | Scotch Review #373 – Benriach 12yr Single Cask, Oloroso Matured The Schtick: This is a single cask from Benriach. It was aged for 12 years in an Oloroso butt and it was bottled at cask strength without any filtering or coloring.  Distiller: Benriach Bottler: Benriach ABV: 58.1% ABV Age: 12 Years Cask: 3105 Nose: Sweet toffee, raspberry jam. Vanilla …

Review #1087 – Chateau du Tariquet 15yr Cask Strength Armagnac

​Review #1087 | Brandy Review #35 – Chateau du Tariquet 15yr Cask Strength Armagnac The Schtick: This is a release of 15yr Tariquet spirit bottled at cask strength. It is bottled without coloring or filtering. Distiller: Chateau du Tariquet  Bottler: Chateau du Tariquet ABV: 47.2% ABV Age: 15 Years Nose: Sweet, toffee. Loads of Dole fruit syrup. Sweet stewed fruits, honey …

Review #1083 – Whistle Pig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, “Pig Casserole” Wine & Whiskey Country Selection

​Review #1083 | Bourbon Review #552 – WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, “Pig Casserole” Wine + Whiskey County 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 …

Review #1081 – Glengoyne 18yr The First Editions 1996

​Review #1081 | Scotch Review #370 – Glengoyne 18yr The First Editions 1996 The Schtick: This is an independent bottler release of Glengoyne spirit. It was distilled in 1996 and bottled after aging for 18 years.  Distiller: Glengoyne Bottler: The First Editions ABV: 50.3% ABV Age: 18 Years Nose: Waxy fruits, vanilla, honey. Light smoke, pepper, some tobacco. Syrupy Dole fruit …