Review #992 – The Glenlivet 11yr Signatory Vintage 2007 The Whiskey Barrel Selection

​Review #992 | Scotch Review #331 – The Glenlivet 11yr Signatory Vintage 2007 The Whiskey Barrel Selection The Schtick: This is a single cask of spirit distilled at The Glenlivet that was matured for its entirety in a first fill sherry butt and bottled by the prolific independent bottler, Signatory Vintage. This specific cask was …

Review #972 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, Westport Wine and Whiskey, 10th Anniversary Selection

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.

Review #971 – Highland Park 13yr Single Cask Nation 2004 “Stones of Stenness”, Hello From The Magic Tavern Collaboration

This is a bottling of Highland Park spirit by Single Cask Nation – an Independent Bottler known by the Jewish Whiskey Company. This is distilled at an Orkney Distillery that isn’t Scapa, as the cheeky documentation notes, so it’s very clear where this was distilled. This was branded as a collaboration between SCN and Hello From The Magic Tavern, an improvisational comedy podcast. I don’t really know why this collaboration is a thing, but it has spawned a creative label for the bottle.

Review #957 – Bunnahabhain 13yr Limited Edition Marsala Finish

​Review #957 | Scotch Review #320 – Bunnahabhain 13yr Marsala Finish Limited Edition The Schtick: This is an older limited edition hailing from Bunnahabhain that was finished in Marsala casks before being bottled. Distiller: Bunnahabhain Bottler: Bunnahabhain ABV: 46.3% ABV Age: 13 Years Nose: Honey, rich syrupy fruits. Less overstated than the PX, which is nice. Lots of apple, pear, raspberry, …

Review #954 – Four Roses Private Selection OESF, Tippin’s Market + Greater Detroit American Whiskey Society Selection

Four Roses releases single barrels of a specific recipe at cask strength as their private pick program. This is one of the best values in cask strength bourbon that heralds quality and availability, in my personal opinion. This particular barrel was selected in a collaboration by Tippin’s Market and the Greater Detroit American Whiskey Society in Michigan and features the OESF mashbill which uses 20% rye.