Whisky reviews (sorted)
Talisker 10 Year old - Divine warmth
The aroma is rich - peat, smoke, salt and a hint of sweetness. Very warm and inviting, it ought to be easy to extend the life of this dram simply by taking an extra sniff or two between sips but it isn't… read more
Old Potrero 18th Century Style Rye Whiskey - A Walk on The Wild Side
Intro: San Francisco's Anchor Brewing Company also operates Anchor Distilling Company, which produces three Old Potrero Rye Whiskeys, each made from 100% malted rye. The Old Potrero 18th Century Style … read more
Bruichladdich 34 Year old Legacy 6 - Review Revisited
After getting a comment on the last review I did on this bottling of Bruichladdich, I figured I might have to go back and maybe do it a bit more justice. Coming back upon my notes to review what I wrote… read more
Willet's Single Barrel Bourbon - The Good S_ _ _
The Willett family owned the Willett Distilling Company until they sold it to Even Kulsveen in 1984. The company was renamed Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd. in order to make the company name more re… read more
Glenmorangie Pride 1981 - How much is too much?
First published at Words on Whisky. I was privileged a few weeks ago to attend the launch of Pride 1981, the new glittering gem in the Glenmorangie crown. I say privileged because at R30 000 per bottle,… read more
Aberlour 18 Year old - Silkiest of Whisky
This is faultless, excellent Whisky. Absolutely exquisite on the palate, melt in the mouth flavors, oranges, toffee, parchment, gentle oak and smoldering light smokiness that swirls and vaporizes with a… read more
Aberlour A'bunadh - The Giant
Perhaps some will think yet another review of the Aberlour A’bunadh is unnecessary, but I find there is something about this dram that commands sufficient respect as to warrant it. So here’s my take on… read more
Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon - Respectful and Memorable
One of the fondest memories of a whiskey was born during the winter of 2009, while house-sitting in a beautiful, multi-decked a-frame, nestled serenely and privately in the woods. It was a cold night,… read more
Greenore 8 Year old - Pencil and Caramel Smoothie
Nose, Taste, Finish and Balance are graded out of 2.5 each: Nose: This is a single grain whiskey that walks and talks like a bourbon, with the corn doing a huge amount of work on the nose. Vanilla and… read more
Laphroaig 10 Year old - Gentler than the peat monster I was expecting
The nose is powerful. If you stand or sit still with this glass in your hand, you get constant reminders of it, from a couple of feet away. The peat and smoke is strong, but underlying it is a toffee… read more
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