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    Review: Parker’s Heritage Collection Original Batch Wheat Whiskey 13 Years Old (2014)

    Last year Heaven Hill released the Parker’s Heritage Collection Promise of Hope, a 10 year old bourbon from which $20 of each bottle were donated to ALS research, a sober nod to Heaven Hill Master Distiller Emeritus Parker Beam, who was diagnosed with the disease two years ago. Promise of Hope ended up raising over $300,000 for ALS research (take that, ice bucket people!).

    6 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

    Review: The Exclusive Malts Batch #5 – Ledaig, Glenrothes, Speyside

    The latest round of the always-enticing independently-bottled Exclusive Malts arrives with seven expressions available. We managed to get our hands on three of them. Without further ado, thoughts follow. The Exclusive Malts Ledaig 2005 8 Years Old – Extremely pale, with just a touch of yellow on it.

    5 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: Ardbeg Supernova Committee Release SN2014

      Drinkhacker.com - - 5 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: Laphroaig Cairdeas Amontillado Edition 2014

      Drinkhacker.com - - 7 readers - Review: Laphroaig Cairdeas Amontillado Edition 2014 Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is a literary classic, but even die-hard sherry drinkers don’t knock back much of this expression of sherry, which lies between the pale, dry fino and the well-regarded oloroso — the latter of which finds its spent casks used heavily as whisky finishing barrels.

      Review: Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Years Old

      Drinkhacker.com - - 5 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.

      Top 10 Kosher Wines Over $30

      Grapelines - - 5 readers - Our Top 10 kosher wines $30 and up for the past year long with a look at Diageo’s Orphan Barrel Whiskey Project. By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week September 4, 2014 During the Jewish month of Elul, the final month in the Jewish calendar, we are enjoined to reflect on where we stand and where we should be going in life.

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      Vintage Ad Archive: Bourbon Bonanza!

      … my media files! And while I’ve showcased America’s whiskey in previous Alcohol Archives, I’ve no worries about getting repetitive – Bourbon’s advertising and promotional history has proved as flavorful and versatile as the beverage itself. I touched on Bourbon’s complex history back in my first-ever column, and gave a brief rundown…

      5 readers - By The Alcohol Professor

      Review: Chieftain’s Tobermory 1995 18 Years Old Cask #1287

      …Review: Chieftain’s Tobermory 1995 18 Years Old Cask #1287 Chieftain’s is a venerable independent bottler operated by Ian Macleod (which owns Glengoyne, Tamdhu, and many other whiskey brands). This is our first review of a Chieftain’s release, an 18 year old Tobermory, from the Isle of Mull. Thoughts on this overproof limited edition follow…

      3 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      From Field to Glass - Hillrock Estate Distillery

      …Tucked away on a beautiful country road in Ancram, New York you'll find Hillrock Farm, home to Hillrock Estate Distillery and Jeffrey Baker producing whiskey under the direction of Master Distiller, Dave Pickerall. I recently toured the distillery with Tim Welly, who I knew from his days at Millbrook Winery. I am not a bourbon or whiskey drinker…

      3 readers - By Hudson Valley Wine Goddess

      Review: Ardbeg Supernova Committee Release SN2014

      … with ultra-peaty whiskies will know what’s in store for them here, for the most part. Supernova 2014 doesn’t reinvent the 100+ ppm wheel, but it does tweak the form a bit with the addition of additional sherry-casked malt. Compare against what you have left of 2009/2010 for extra fun. 110 proof. B+ / $180 / ardbeg.com Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Rated B+, Reviews, Scotch Whisky, Whiskey. Bookmark the permalink.…

      5 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Thursday Sips & Nibbles

      … and New England experiences, plus a photo booth stocked with everyone's favorite football memorabilia. All tickets are available for purchase at: lovinspoonfulstailgate14.eventbrite.com 2) William Kovel and his team at Catalyst have joined forces with Templeton Rye for an exclusive Templeton Rye Pork Project Dinner. Templeton Rye Whiskey is also…

      1 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      A United Kingdom (of Whisky)

      … — and frequently flared up in armed conflict. The streets of Belfast are quieter now, but the long struggle and eventual peace are still new in the grand scheme of things. Northern Ireland is home to one of the world’s most popular Irish whiskey brands: Bushmills. The date 1608, printed on each of their bottles, is a tribute to the date in which…

      1 readers - By The Alcohol Professor

      Review: Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Years Old

      …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. It’s actually the first whisky…

      5 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Bickering Brothers Blended Whiskey

      …I recently had the pleasure of having an early dinner with Dave Rickert. I hadn't seen him in years and it was good to catch up over beer and sandwiches at a local bar. His brother Mike now lives in South Dakota, and from an earlier visit Dave brought me the last few ounces of a bottle of the most famous South Dakota whiskey. Well, the only legal…

      3 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

      First-Look Review: The Glenrothes 1992 Single Malt 2nd Edition

      …Glenrothes Brand Heritage Director Ronnie Cox descended on San Francisco the other day, and I was fortunate to enjoy dinner with him alongside a sampling of a variety of Glenrothes vintages. Included in the lineup were the straighforward, almond- and orange-driven Glenrothes 1998 (paired beautifully with a chicken liver mousse and almond praline…

      4 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: Laphroaig Cairdeas Amontillado Edition 2014

      … include classic sweet-peat Laphroaig, tempered with ground coffee, menthol, and campfire smoke. Yes, the expected citrusy sherry notes are there, but they’re surprisingly understated, driven into the background. While all in all the whisky’s components work well together, they ultimately just lie a bit flat, unfortunately failing to add up to a powerfully compelling whole. 80 proof. B / $75 / laphroaig.com Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Rated B, Reviews, Scotch Whisky, Whiskey. Bookmark the permalink.…

      7 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Bourbon’s Bones

      …For Bourbon Heritage Month, a Louisville native reflects on the remnants of the city's whiskey landscape Brown-Forman distillery All photos by Keith Allison. Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail is a carefully cultivated and well worthwhile trip through the rolling green distilling landscape of the state’s bourbon industry. Even industrial behemoths like Jim…

      4 readers - By The Alcohol Professor

      Top 10 Kosher Wines Over $30

      …Our Top 10 kosher wines $30 and up for the past year long with a look at Diageo’s Orphan Barrel Whiskey Project. By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week September 4, 2014 During the Jewish month of Elul, the final month in the Jewish calendar, we are enjoined to reflect on where we stand and where we should be going in life. Thus…

      5 readers - By Grapelines

      Native Spirit: The Real American Beauty

      … of Rhubarb bitters. Both the Maraschino and rhubarb bitters add acidity to the drink, and the Maraschino supports the drink with more herbaceous flavours. Fill up with ice and give it a good shake. Strain and pour it over fresh ice into a good whiskey glass. The fancier the better! Then top off with a rich hoppy ale such as Black Sheep where the name…

      1 readers - By The Alcohol Professor