Scotch

Review #1024 – Glenmorangie 10yr “The Original”

​Review #1024 | Scotch Review #348 – Glenmorangie 10yr The Schtick: This is the ubiquitous, core expression from Glenmorangie, also labeled as “The Original”. This is a ten year expression, matured in bourbon barrels for ten years. Distiller: Glenmorangie Bottler: Glenmorangie ABV: 40% ABV Age: 10 Years Nose: Honey, fresh bread, sour apple Taste: Sweet cream, bitter spice. Artificial pear, mildly lactic. …

Review #1022 – The Glenrothes 20yr Signatory Vintage 1997, Spec’s Selection

​Review #1022 | Scotch Review #347 – Glenrothes 20yr Signatory Vintage 1997 Spec’s Selection The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Glenrothes for Signatory Vintage. It was matured for 20 years in a refill sherry butt before being selected by Spec’s in Texas. It was bottled at cask strength with no filtering …

Review #1018 – Benriach 11yr Single Cask 2006 Sweet White Wine Hogshead, La Maison Du Whiskey Selection

​Review #1018 | Scotch Review #345 – Benriach 11yr Single Cask 2006 Sweet Wine Hogshead, La Maison Du Whiskey Selection The Schtick: This is a single cask of Benriach that was picked and sold by La Maison Du Whiskey in Europe. It is bottled at cask strength with no filtering or coloring, after being matured in …

Review #1016 – Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow Blend, Sherried Marrying Cask, Houston Bourbon Society + Houston Wine Merchant Selection

​Review #1016 | Scotch Review #344 – Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow Blend, Sherried Marrying Cask, Houston Bourbon Society + Houston Wine Merchant Selection The Schtick: This is a collaboration selection done by a store and a society of a Compass Box marrying cask release. These are releases that take a Great King Street vatting …

Review #1010 – Kilchoman 10yr Single Cask Oloroso

​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 …

Review #1008 – Kilchoman 100% Islay, 8th Edition

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.

Review #1006 – Kilchoman Loch Gorm

​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 …