Review #1015 | Bourbon Review #526 – Four Roses Private Selection OESV, Cox’s Spirit Shoppes & Evergreen Liquors Selection The Schtick: I tasted this blind, and was given the review after supplying notes. Four Roses Private Selections are currently some of my favorite single barrel, cask strength, bourbons for the $$. Distiller: Four Roses Bottler: Four Roses ABV: 62.9% …
This is a limited edition release from Bruichladdich on Islay that draws from a combination of casks to make up the 18,000 bottles for release. Spirit used for The Laddie Edition 2 is made up on distillate aged in Sherry casks, ex-bourbon casks and French wine casks. It is bottled without coloring or filtering.
This is the third release in Old Forester’s vintage based line of expressions. This release is supposedly made in pursuit of replicating Old Forester’s production during Prohibition – although there is no word of how that actually differs. The main sticking point of this release is the boost in proof – it is bottled at 115 proof.
This is a single cask bottling that is available for purchase solely at Kilchoman’s distillery. It is 10 years old and matured entirely in Buffalo Trace ex-bourbon casks. It is bottled without dilution, filtering or coloring.
This is a double barrel bourbon release from Old Forester as an entry in their vintage line of expressions. It is first matured in a normal bourbon cask, then moved to a second, highly charred barrel.
Review #1010 | Scotch Review #341 – Kilchoman 10yr Single Cask Oloroso Matured The Schtick: This is a single cask of Kilchoman that is one of their oldest: 10 years old. It was matured in an Oloroso sherry butt Distiller: Kilchoman Bottler: Kilchoman ABV: 55.6% ABV Age: 10 Years Cask Filled: December 13th, 2007 Bottled: August 27th, 2018 Cask: #426|2007 Nose: Toffee, caramel, rich …
This is a bottled in bond release from Brown Forman in their vintage dated line of expressions. They don’t say a lot about it, so I am curious if this differs significantly from Old Forester Signature.
This is a release made from 100% Islay ingredients. Typically, barley is sourced from other providers in Scotland, but this batch comes from Islay. It is peated to 15-25ppm, rather than the standard 55ppm. This is matured for at least 6 years, although it is not on the label, and spends its time maturing in Buffalo Trace ex-bourbon barrels. It is bottled without filtering or coloring. It also gets a nice bump in proof, as well.
This is a release in Old Forester’s Vintage dated line of expressions. Called the “Original Batch” this is supposed to harken back to George Brown’s orignal batching process. It is “minimally filtered” – whatever that means.
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 …