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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 #1061 – Whistle Pig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Potomac Wine and Spirits Selection

​Review #1061 | Bourbon Review #545 – WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Potomac Wine and Spirits 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 …

Review #1059 – Cooley 14yr The Exclusive Malts 2003, The Whisky Barrel Selection

​Review #1059 | World Whiskey Review #45 – Cooley 14yr The Exclusive Malts, The Whisky Barrel selection The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at the Cooley distillery bottled by The Exclusive Malts and selected by The Whisky Barrel. It is bottled at cask strength without coloring or filtering. Distiller: Cooley Bottler: The Exclusive Malts …

Review #1058 – WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Spec’s Selection

​Review #1058 | Bourbon Review #544 – 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 #1057 – Glenfiddich Fire & Cane

​Review #1057 | Scotch Review #362 – Glenfiddich Fire and Cane The Schtick: This is the fourth entry in Glenfiddich’s Experimental Series. It takes peated Glenfiddich and matures it in rum casks. Distiller: Glenfiddich Bottler: Glenfiddich ABV: 43% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Light brine and smoke. Faint ask. Sweet vanilla cream. Molasses. Faint lemon, pear. Caramel. Taste: Medium mouth feel. Faint heat. …

Review #1056 – Redbreast 12yr Irish Pot Still Whiskey

​Review #1056 | World Whiskey Review #44 – Redbreast 12yr Irish Whiskey The Schtick: Redbreast 12 is a pot stilled Irish whiskey that is matured in some percentage of sherry casks. It is bottled with coloring. Distiller: Midleton (Cork, IE) Bottler: Redbreast (Midleton, Cork, IE) ABV: 40% ABV Age: 12 Years Nose: Toffee, leather, pepper, honey and fresh baked bread. Rich …

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 #1054 – Glenlossie 24yr Signatory Vintage 1992, Bounty Hunter Selection

​Review #1054 | Scotch Review #361 – Glenlossie 24yr Signatory Vintage 1992, Bounty Hunter Selection The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Glenlossie, bottled by Signatory Vintage for their Cask Strength Collection. It was selected by Bounty Hunter in Napa, California. It was bottled at cask strength without coloring or filtration. Distiller: Glenlossie …