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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: Laphroaig Cairdeas Amontillado Edition 2014

    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.

    7 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.

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

      Drinkhacker.com - - 4 readers - 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 spiced toast), the introspective ...

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      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

      … out on a trip – whiskey. One of the most unique whiskies being made in Canada is distilled at the northern tip of Nova Scotia, in the tiny town of Mabou - Glenora Distillery. Only the whole of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and the graces of a couple of suspicious border guards stood between me and a drive up the coast to the distillery. Founded…

      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

      … 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 north of scotland…

      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

      …In a recent visit to Austin as a part of The Balvenie’s second annual Rare Craft Collection exhibition tour, Jonathan Wingo, The Balvenie brand ambassador, invited me to “dog a dram from the bung of a sherry butt.” Ahem, excuse me? It turns out that I wasn’t the butt of some Scottish joke. A “dog” refers to a handmade copper pipe that can hold 100…

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

      New Whisk(e)y For Fall

      … 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 (made from…

      1 readers - By Amanda Schuster/ The Alcohol Professor

      Review: Coppersea New York Raw Rye

      …Review: Coppersea New York Raw Rye Coppersea Distilling is a new upstate New York-based craft distiller that’s doing things the old-fashioned way. Based on a farm in the Hudson Valley, the grains are grown locally, floor malted and milled on the premises, distilled, then blended with on-site well water. With this product, the end result…

      2 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: anCnoc Rutter and Flaughter Single Malts

      … wood fire smoke with a fruity, almost tropical finish. Touches of iodine on the back end. 92 proof. B+ each $85 / ancnoc.com/peaty * Actually to avoid confusion with Knockando. Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Rated B+, Reviews, Scotch Whisky, Whiskey. Bookmark the permalink.…

      6 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com