“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
Buffalo Trace is the name of a distiller and also a standardized, macro batched product released by that same distillery. This is a store selection, done by the Booze Boys, of a single barrel of Buffalo Trace, which is a BT Mashbill 1 spirit.
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 #881 | /r/Scotch Review #296 – Highland Park 26yr Murray McDavid 1989 The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of Highland Park distillate that was bottled by Murray McDavid. It is 26 years old, was matured mainly in a bourbon barrel and then finished in a Banyuls fortified wine cask. It is bottled without coloring, …
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.
“Barbados XO, triple cask finished in bourbon, cognac and then further in Mackmyra Swedish Single Malt Casks. A stylish and elegant spirit with notes of peach, tropical fruit, dark chocolate, and a wisp of smoke.” – according to NASA Liquors twitter account.
This is a official distillery bottling of 14 year old Tomatin spirit that has been finished for some length in a port cask. Knowing Tomatin, this finish was relatively short compared to the overall age of the spirit.
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.
This is a whiskey release form St. George in California. They distill a range of spirits, and this is an older bottling of their younger spirit. From what I can tell, this bottle was bottled when the distillate was 65 months old. For those in the audience that hate math, that’s just over 5 years old.
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, …