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    Review: Michter’s US-1 Small Batch Bourbon, Rye, and Unblended American Whiskey

    To clarify my earlier commentary on the company: Michter’s is an old name that’s reviving its distillery operations — but while that’s getting going, the company is bottling contract-produced spirits under its own label. Label copy on this series of US-1 — aka US*1 — whiskeys is decidedly vague. The bourbon reviewed below, for example, is “made from the highest quality Americ ...

    95 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

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

      Drinkhacker.com - - 6 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.

      Review: Uisce Beatha Irish Whiskey

      Drinkhacker.com - - 7 readers - 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.

      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: Highland Park 50 Years Old

      … When one receives an invitation to taste one of the rarest spirits in the world, one accepts before the bearer of the invitation realizes what he’s done. In this case, the offer was legit, and I found myself staring down a bottle of Highland Park 50 Years Old — 275 bottles made, $20,000 each, and sold out pretty much immediately upon release…

      By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Tasting Report: 6 Whiskies Along “The Highland Journey”

      … – This is entry-level Speyburn, which is a perennial best buy in the single malt space. Simplistic nose, with some charcoal fire notes and a bit of raw wood. The body is quite malty, with caramel and cloves — the tougher wood character takes a nutty turn on the finish. Pleasant but loaded with an almost rustic character. Bolder than I remember. 80 proof. B…

      3 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Six Impressive Expressions of Highlands Scotch

      … and incredibly delicious and enjoyable to drink. Tasting them side by side was a real window into the diversity of quality scotch coming from the Highlands. Head over to The Daily Meal to read the entire roundup… Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm and is filed under Single Malt Scotch, Whiskey. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. …

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      Review: Speakeasy Bourbon

      … of crisp apples on the palate. Really ideal sipping for the transition from summer to autumn — and it’s a decent value. Not exactly sure how many bottles were made in this batch (or much more about it), but if you see one it may be worth picking up — especially if you’re not one who likes to pay top dollar for bourbon this time of year. 94 proof. B+ / $30 / kentuckybourbonwhiskey.com Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Bourbon, Rated B+, Reviews, Whiskey. Bookmark the permalink. …

      1 readers - By Rob Theakston/ Drinkhacker.com

      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

      … most famous spirit is Kaoliang, a clear alcohol made from fermented sorghum that commonly ranges from 76 to 120 proof. Besides these wines and spirits, and because of the country’s hotter temperatures, beer is extremely popular, and many people enjoy drinking their beer over ice. At most bars, they serve beer in a bottle, and taps are uncommon. One…

      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

      … whiskey might find Uisce Beatha a bit young and undercooked for extended exploration. B / $40 / rokstars.com Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Irish Whiskey, Rated B, Reviews, Whiskey. Bookmark the permalink. …

      7 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. …

      6 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

      … and applied it to Haig Club, a single grain unveiled amidst a massive PR campaign featuring David Beckham. The price point of the brands being imported to the US might prove prohibitively high, but chances are, if they can create buzz, more inexpensive single grain options will start to emerge. Whatever the case, it seems that Scottish whisky made…

      1 readers - By Keith Allison/ The Alcohol Professor