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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: 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.

      Review: Jura Brooklyn Scotch Whisky

      Drinkhacker.com - - 4 readers - 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 County’s first single malt Scotch whisky.

      Review: Hibiki 17 Years Old and 21 Years Old

      Drinkhacker.com - - 4 readers - Review: Hibiki 17 Years Old and 21 Years Old Great news for lovers of Japanese whiskies. Suntory has just launched two older Hibiki expressions, 17 Years Old and 21 Years Old, to join its 12 year old bottling that arrived on our shores way back in 2009. We got fresh looks as the first shipments hit the U.S.

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      Review: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2014 Edition

      … Review: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2014 Edition Old Forester’s annual release of Birthday Bourbon — a celebration of the birthday of George Garvin Brown, founder of Brown-Forman — may not have the level of breathless anticipation surrounding it that, say, the year’s Antique Collection or Parker’s Heritage whiskey does. But I’ll say one…

      3 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Kavalan: Taiwan Whiskey

      …. In addition, these higher temperatures can lead to increased bacterial growth. As such Dr..Swan and Chang worked together to find ways to handle these issues. For example, they use stainless steel fermenting containers, instead of wood, to prevent bacteria. By the way, their barley is imported from Europe. Much of their work is directed toward…

      2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Review: Kennedy Irish Whiskey “Spirit Drink” Complete Lineup

      … letters: “Whiskey with natural flavor & caramel.” OK, so points for truth in labeling, I think, but points off for confusing the hell out of your consumer along the way. What is “oak filtered,” exactly? Check the back label and you’ll see that “Kennedy’s Spirit is a delicate fusion of the finest Celtic whiskies and malt to insure a unique…

      4 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

      … their flagship single malt, Glenora has released several other products, including a cask strength version and an expression of their single malt finished in barrels previously used to age icewine. Glen Breton Rare, aged 10 years and at an ABV of 43% stands, perhaps not surprisingly, somewhere between the light, sweet character of more traditional Canadian…

      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

      … a kinder, 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