Review #1033 – WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Cox’s Spirit Shoppe Selection

​Review #1033 | Bourbon Review #535 – WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Cox’s Spirit Shoppe 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 …

Review #1032 – Glenmorangie Bacalta

​Review #1032 | Scotch Review #352 – Glenmorangie Bacalta The Schtick: This is a limited edition expression from Glenmorangie that features the spirit being finished in Madeira casks. “The eighth release in our multi-award-winning and always intriguing Private Edition, Glenmorangie Bacalta brings new heights of complexity to a rare wood finish. Madeira’s long, balmy days inspire …

Review #1031 – WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Spec’s Selection

​Review #1031 | Bourbon Review #534 – Ryenaissance Day #4: 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 …

Review #1030 – Glenmorangie 12yr Nectar d’Or, Sauternes Cask Finish

​Review #1030 | Scotch Review #351 – Glenmorangie 12yr Nectar D’or Sauternes Cask Finish The Schtick: This is a Glenmorangie expression that takes the 10yr core expression and finishes it for 2 additional years in a suternes wine cask. It also gets a slight bump in proof, much like the Lasanta and the Quinta Ruban. Distiller: Glenmorangie …

Review #1029 – WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Rye, Magruder’s Selection

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 and found them really enjoyable. In recent months, WhistlePig has made a switch to digging up some older MGP rye stock for their 10 year old single barrel barrel proof rye, as well. As a result, I have set out to try 25 WhistlePig single barrel ryes to get a lay of the land. They were arranged, poured and blinded by a generous fellow who loves rye as much (or very plasuibly more so) than I do. There are one or two non-WhistlePig ryes in here, also, so the stakes are pretty high. All blind, all in. Welcome to the 2019 Ryenaissance.

Review #1028 – Glenmorangie 12yr Quinta Ruban, Port Cask Finish

​Review #1028 | Scotch Review #350 – Glenmorangie 12yr Quinta Ruban Port Cask Finish The Schtick: This is a Glenmorangie expression that takes the 10yr core expression and finishes it for 2 additional years in a ruby port cask. Distiller: Glenmorangie Bottler: Glenmorangie ABV: 43% ABV Age: 12 Years Nose: Sweet stewed fruits. Syrupy sweetness, figs, dates, currants and berries. Light …

Review #1026 – Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, Sherry Finish

​Review #1026 | Scotch Review #349 – Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta Sherry Finish The Schtick: This is a Glenmorangie expression that takes the 10yr core expression and finishes it for 2 additional years in a sherry cask. It also gets a slight bump in proof. Distiller: Glenmorangie Bottler: Glenmorangie ABV: 43% ABV Age: 12 Years Nose: Vanilla, toffee, light sulfur. Dates, figs, …

Review #1025 – Whistle Pig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Total Wine Selection

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 and found them really enjoyable. In recent months, WhistlePig has made a switch to digging up some older MGP rye stock for their 10 year old single barrel barrel proof rye, as well. As a result, I have set out to try 25 WhistlePig single barrel ryes to get a lay of the land. There are one or two non-WhistlePig ryes in here, also, so the stakes are pretty high. All blind, all in. Welcome to the 2019 Ryenaissance .