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    Review: anCnoc Rutter and Flaughter Single Malts

    Review: anCnoc Rutter and Flaughter Single Malts anCnoc (pronounced a-NOCK) is the whisky produced by the Knockdu distillery, presumably called thus because “Knockdu” was too easy to spell and pronounce.* anCnoc, a Highland producer right on the edge of Speyside, is known for its unpeated spirits, but now it’s hitting the market with a quartet of peated expressions.

    6 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

    Review: Uisce Beatha Irish Whiskey

    Review: Uisce Beatha Irish Whiskey It’s a brave product marketer who chooses “Uisce Beatha” for his new whiskey’s official name. But Uisce Beatha is a name that’s steeped in history. The term is Gaelic for “water of life.” Uisce (pronounced ISH-kah) is of course where the word “whiskey” originated.

    6 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: Ardbeg Supernova Committee Release SN2014

      Drinkhacker.com - - 6 readers - Review: Ardbeg Supernova Committee Release SN2014 Ardbeg’s Supernova, alongside Bruichladdich’s Octomore, is one of the legends of super-peated whiskies. Originally issued as a special edition “Committee Release” in 2009, it was so popular Ardbeg did it again in 2010. And then… nothing. For the last four years peat freaks have been wondering what happened to Supernova.

      Review: Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Years Old

      Drinkhacker.com - - 6 readers - Review: Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Years Old 2014’s autumn of whiskey releases continues with this new release from Speyside’s Glenfiddich, a permanent addition to the distillery’s portfolio. Nothing fancy here: Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Years Old is aged entirely in American oak ex-bourbon casks, with no finishing.

      Review: Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon – Limited Edition (2014)

      Drinkhacker.com - - 5 readers - Review: Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon – Limited Edition (2014) Angel’s Envy remains a top bourbon pick — and cheap, too — but true fans know that something special awaits if they just hang in there. Last year the company released its first Cask Strength Edition of its Port-finished bourbon.

      Vintage Ad Archive: Bourbon Bonanza!

      The Alcohol Professor - - 5 readers - September is Bourbon Heritage Month, and accordingly, we here at Alcohol Professor have recently devoted lots of space to showcasing different sides of Kentucky’s native spirit –and now I’ve decided it’s only fitting to join in the fun myself, take our readers for a spin through the past, and present an extra-special Bourbon-centric trawl through my media files! And while I’ve showcased Ame.

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      Review: Kennedy Irish Whiskey “Spirit Drink” Complete Lineup

      … Irish whiskey is all the rage right now — it’s the fastest growing spirit category there is — and there’s a mad rush going on in Ireland to build stills, increase production, and otherwise squeeze every dollar out of this market before everyone moves on to something else, probably rum. Kennedy is a new launch of Irish Whiskey — er, “Spirit…

      2 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: Uisce Beatha Irish Whiskey

      … the whiskey, baking spices kickstart the nose, while toasty cereal lingers in the background. The body is immediately maltier than expected, bringing up notes of honey, simple syrup, and graham crackers before more of that chewy cereal character hits the palate. As it develops in the glass, some citrus character comes to the fore — more of a clementine…

      6 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: Wild Turkey American Honey Sting

      … Is the honey-flavored whiskey thing coming to an end? Now, Wild Turkey is releasing a limited edition flavored flavored whiskey: American Honey Sting, a crazy expression of the classic American Honey that is spiked with the infamous ghost pepper, the hottest chili pepper in the world. No relation to this guy. Honey-flavored whiskies have…

      2 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Malt and Moose at Canada’s Glenora Distillery

      … Widmeyer, then later another local businessman, Lauchie MacLean, to keep the distillery operational. Complicating the financial issues was the wrath of Scotland’s Scotch Whisky Association, the body that enforces international trade agreements and standards. The SWA took umbrage at Glenora’s use of the word “glen” in their name, which the SWA…

      1 readers - By Keith Allison/ The Alcohol Professor

      Review: LA1 Louisiana Whiskey

      … Review: LA1 Louisiana Whiskey Our final review of three product lines from Louisiana-based Donner-Peltier Distillers, we at last turn to what is something of a flagship for the company, LA1 Louisiana Whiskey. LA1 is made from corn, barley, rye, and — most curiously — local rice. There’s no information on proportions in the mashbill…

      2 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon – Limited Edition (2014)

      …. Fans of old, heavily wooded whiskeys will naturally eat this up, but those who enjoy a more fruity spirit will probably find something to enjoy here, too. Even more water (don’t be shy) helps to coax out more gentle vanilla, caramel, raisin, and cherry notes — some of the hallmarks of the standard AE bottlings — while still hinting at its burlier underpinnings. 119.3 proof. A- / $169 / angelsenvy.com Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Bourbon, Rated A-, Reviews, Whiskey. Bookmark the permalink. …

      5 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: Hibiki 17 Years Old and 21 Years Old

      … — with a cinnamon-like burn and more of those roasted cereal notes. Give it a little time in glass and some honey character emerges along with soothing brown sugar notes. The finish is where Hibiki 21 really kicks in, with some red fruits, sherry, red peppers, and a bit of chewy marshmallow to top it all off. Exemplary. 86 proof. A / $250 suntory.com Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Japanese Whisky, Rated A, Rated A-, Reviews, Whiskey. Bookmark the permalink. …

      4 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      With the Grain

      … from grains besides malted barley is going to emerge in the US as a player in the coming months and years. Tags: blended grain whiskey, blended grain whisky, compass box hedonism, drinkwire, girvan, greenore, japanese whisky, new whisky, nikka coffey still, Scotch, scotch marketing, scotch trends, scott's selection invergordon, scott's selection…

      1 readers - By Keith Allison/ The Alcohol Professor

      Review: Highland Park Dark Origins

      … comes through, but it’s tempered with that intense citrus that older HP expressions exude. Lots of fun, and lots to talk about as you explore it… and the higher proof level adds to the intensity and the experience. 93.6 proof. A- / $80 / highlandpark.co.uk Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Rated A-, Reviews, Scotch Whisky, Whiskey. Bookmark the permalink.…

      3 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Westland Distillery: A Worthy Washington Whiskey

      … It's an exciting time for whiskey lovers as excellent whiskey is now being produced all over the world. Some of these new distilleries have been making their mark, impressing everyone with world-class whiskey that can compete with the best. In 2008, the state of Washington passed a new law, creating a "craft distillery" license, allowing small…

      2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Review: Laphroaig Select Single Malt Whisky

      …, gentler Laphroaig that novice Islay drinkers will likely find approachable, but which peat-drinking veterans will still be able to enjoy. B+ / $60 / laphroaig.com Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Rated B+, Reviews, Scotch Whisky, Whiskey. Bookmark the permalink.…

      2 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: Jura Brooklyn Scotch Whisky

      …Scotch distillers continue to take oddball twists and turns. For Jura, its latest adventure brought it from the Isle of Jura and landed it in Brooklyn, New York. Jura Brooklyn is a dramatic bespoke single malt with a bizarre provenance. Here’s the deets: In 2013, Jura brought together 12 respected Brooklyn artisans to co-collaborate on Kings…

      4 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      How to Dog a Dram of The Balvenie Whisky

      … 100 milliliters (a little more than 3 ounces) of liquid. Legend has it that deceitful distillery workers in the early 1900s would filch shots of whisky by dipping the cylindrical dogs into the small opening of whisky barrels. They would then drop it down their drawers with chains attached to their belts to sneak it out unnoticed. It begs…

      3 readers - By Matt Mcginnis/ What Are you Drinking?

      New Whisk(e)y For Fall

      … Laphroaig are present – the smoke, the brine and the creaminess – with just enough of a caramel cashew flavor from the sherry that doesn’t weight it down. Thank you for being a friend, Laphroaig! $75 Coppersea Raw Rye: Given my previous rant about moonshine, bet you’re surprised to see this one, huh? What I respect about this Hudson Valley product…

      1 readers - By Amanda Schuster/ The Alcohol Professor