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Review #1063 – The Macallan Cask Strength

​Review #1063 | Scotch Review #364 – The Macallan Cask Strength The Schtick: This is an old, now discontinued release from The Macallan. It is matured fully in sherry, and bottled at cask strength without coloring or filtering. Distiller: The Macallan Bottler: The Macallan ABV: 59% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Super pungent, meaty sherry. Prunes, figs, rich toffee. Massive stewed fruits, …

Review #1055 – WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Spec’s Selection

​Review #1055 | Bourbon Review #543 – WhistlePig 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 their single barrel ryes …

Review #1051 – Glen Grant 20yr Signatory Vintage 1997, Bounty Hunter Selection

​Review #1051 | Scotch Review #360 – Glen Grant 20yr Signatory Vintage 1997, Bounty Hunter Selection The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Glen Grant, bottled by Signatory Vintage and selected by Bounty Hunter in Napa, California. This is bottled at cask strength, without coloring or filtering. Distiller: Glen Grant Bottler: Signatory Vintage ABV: 60% …

Review #974 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, No Mocha No Cry Selection

​Review #974 | Bourbon Review #508 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, No Mocha No Cry 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, …

Review #967 – Tamdhu 10yr Single Cask Nation 2007 Rye Finished

This is an independent bottling of Tamdhu spirit, done by the Jewish Whisky Company’s Single Cask Nation line of expressions. Released in the early summer of 2018, this Tamdhu is 10 years old, and then goes on to spend 8 months in an ex-rye quarter cask. Costing $100, plus shipping, it was a hair steep, but showcased something I expected to encounter very little of in the future

Review #958 – Buffalo Trace Antique Collection: George T. Stagg 2017

This is a well aged, cask strength bourbon that exists as part of the exclusive set of Antique Collection releases that drop from Buffalo Trace every fall. This is a 15 year old bourbon, released as a marriage of 309 barrels that were hand picked by Buffalo Trace staff. As we draw upon the fall hunt season, I found myself finishing this bottle from last year’s release and figured that Bourbon review #500 made for a good case to finish off the bottle, and my note taking.