We review Cream of Kentucky 11.5 Years Old, the first release from J.W. Rutledge Distillery, a company founded by former Four Roses master distiller Jim Rutledge.
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We review Laphroaig Cairdeas Fino Cask Finish (2018 Release), a heavily peated single malt that’s been double matured in first fill bourbon casks and Fino Sherry Hogsheads.
We review White Walker by Johnnie Walker, a limited edition Blended Scotch Whisky created to celebrate the final season of the Game of Thrones television series.
We review Glenfiddich Fire & Cane, a lightly peated Glenfiddich finished in dark rum casks to create a spirit with smoky and sweet characteristics.
We review Talisker 10 Year Old, a moderately peated, entry level offering with maritime notes that bring to mind the shores where the whisky was distilled.
Aultmore 12 Year Old is an ex-bourbon matured, unpeated single malt Scotch whisky that does everything right: it’s age stated, non-chill filtered, of natural color and bottled at 46% ABV.
We review Caol Ila 12 Year Old, the Caol Ila distillery’s entry level single malt Scotch whisky. How does this sweet and smoky single malt compare to other peated whiskies in its class?
This year’s Ardbeg Day release, Ardbeg Grooves, is a vatting of Ardbeg single malts that have been matured in ex-bourbon and heavily charred Portuguese red wine casks. How does it compare to past Ardbeg Day releases?
Lagavulin 16 Year Old has long been considered a staple among Islay single malts and a favorite among peat heads around the world. This sweet, smoky single malt was many enthusiasts’ introduction to peated Scotch, so it only felt natural to revisit this in our first peated whisky review. Is the fanfare justified?
Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve was introduced a little over two years ago, joining the 12, 15, 18 and 21 year olds as a permanent addition to Glenfiddich’s core line-up of whiskies. Unlike the 12, 15, and 18 year olds, which are matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and sherry casks, or the 21 year old, which is finished in Caribbean rum casks, Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve is matured entirely in ex-bourbon American Oak and finished in deep charred new American Oak casks. This process lends the whisky a sweeter profile with more Bourbon forward characteristics, but does it do so without overwhelming the classic Glenfiddich spirit?