Review #884 – Glenfiddich XX

“The second release in Glenfiddich’s Experimental Series is their Project XX expression, which was made not simply by one Malt Master, but 20! 20 Malt Masters were invited to the Glenfiddich distillery and invited them to pick any expression from the thousands of casks maturing in the warehouse. The 20 chosen whiskies were then married by Malt Master Brian Kinsman to create this single malt you see before your eyes.” – Master of Malt

Review #882 – Rumfire Hampden Overproof Jamaican Potstill Rum

​Review #882 | /r/Rum Review #44 – Rumfire Overproof Jamaican Rum The Schtick: This is an overproof, unaged release from Jamaican distillers at Hampden Estate. Distiller: Hampden Estate (Jamaica) Bottler: Hampden, For Aiko Importers ABV: 63% ABV Age: N/A Nose: Super sweet and fruit. Confectioners sugar, vanilla icing. Pineapple, mango, guava, rotting banana. Noticeably clean of rubber, acetone, or really dirty …

Review #880 – Stranahan’s Snowflake #20: Quandary Peak

This is a limited edition release from Stranahan’s in Colorado. They distill American single malt whiskey, and often sport fun maturations, finishes, and blends for the Snowflake releases. Named Quandary Peak, this is their twentieth release. It begins by being matured for 24 months in new oak barrels, and then goes off to be finished in a variety of casks before being blended back together.

Sipsmith Gin x Lost Whale

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending an event featuring Sipsmith Gin at one of Milwaukee’s many eclectic bars. The setting for the evening was the Lost Whale, newly opened and nestled between the Walker’s Point and Bayview regions of the city. Iron Grate BBQ prepared impressive spreads of snacks to accompany the conversation and drinks of the evening.

Review #876 – Daniel Bouju “Royal” Brut De Fut Champagne Cognac

​Review #876 | /r/Brandy Review #32 – Daniel Bouju Brut de Fut Champagne Cognac The Schtick: This is a moderately aged, high proof cognac from Daniel Bouju, produced using champagne grapes and imported by KLWines in California. The DramThe Bottle Distiller: Daniel Bouju Bottler: Daniel Bouju ABV: 60% ABV Age: 15 Years Source: Bottle Nose: Rich cocoa, tobacco, pepper. Super jammy, figs, …