40%ABV – $66.00USD
Background – This is an Irish single malt offering from Bushmills that is aged in 3 steps. For 16 years their spirit is matured in bourbon and oloroso sherry casks and then transfered to port wine barrels for an undisclosed period of time. While the 10 year is just awful in comparison, the 16 is a real standout in Bushmill’s lineup. Read more →
The legend of the Cuban cigar seems to grow stronger every year and it only helps to feed the bootleggers. The infograph below, WHILE NOT 100% ACCURATE, provides a great starting point in determining if you’re looking at a fake Cuban or a real Cuban.
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Aged 9 years in refill bourbon casks, then another 3 years in claret casks
Sweet and juicy. Ripe berries and vanilla cream. Burnt brown sugar and chocolate milkshake. Candle wax/smoke. Peppery, flinty and metallic.
Rich, smooth and oily. Cranberry juice, dark chocolate, liquorice and sultanas. Coffee bitterness and oaky spiciness. The faintest hint of earthy peat and brine. Read more →
This is my first review. Not because it’s my favorite scotch (it’s not) nor because it’s my first scotch (it’s not) but because I’ve recently decided to review everything I have, and this bottle is almost gone.
So without further ado:
Including: Talisker, Linkwood, Cragganmore, Caol Ila. ABV: 43% $80, Purchased Christmas 2011. Read more →
I’ve been drinking a lot of independent and rare bottles of Scotch, and while that’s pretty awesome, it’s time to get back to some of the unsung, great everyday Scotches that we all enjoy.
To start off this habit (which I don’t know how long it will last, let’s guess… four reviews? Sounds good to me, fictional individual I made up to have a conversation with myself in the middle of a sentence), we’ll be going for my go-to Scotch when I’m at a non-Scotch bar, Glenfiddich 12. As I was at a spa/Thai restaurant with my wife and she offered me a drink, I went for this great go to. Read more →
Two-color, Barber Pole style cigar, a rather stylish Ogre. Part of Asylum 13 line, this 7×70, delivers hints of hay, cream, coco, vanilla, and more.
Malt master David Stewart’s latest creations are set to reach US stores late Oct. Check out the traditional oak single barrel and TUN 1509!
We’ve talked about the Ardbeg Galileo (12 y/o) and the Uigeadail (? y/o), but this younger version is pretty wild. Check out our TEN review.