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Powers Signature Release

High on the Pot Part I Powers Signature Release

The next couple of reviews are based around an exploration of Irish single pot still whiskey. It's a style I have been drawn to of late and the historical elements are just as fascinating as the whisky…

@cricklewoodBy @cricklewood about one year ago 2 086

Hazelburn 9 Year Old Barolo Cask / Bot.2016

Sweet Bitter Hazelburn 9 Year Old Barolo Cask / Bot.2016

The Hazelburn marquee doesn't get the same amount of love as it's other two siblings, it is definitely a different style not as immediate as the heavily peated Longrow or the industrial wonder Springbank…

@cricklewoodBy @cricklewood about one year ago 7 085

Nikka from the Barrel

From the Barrel Came Forth The Sweet Nikka from the Barrel

One of the few Japanese Whiskys once can still obtain easily and that seems to be hitting US shores as of recently, Nikka must have caved in and had it bottled in 750ml rather than the customary 500ml…

@cricklewoodBy @cricklewood about one year ago 6 284

Ardbeg Drum

From Renaissance to Carnivalesque Ardbeg Drum

It's difficult to be critical of Ardbeg without attracting a fair amount of shade from its hardcore fan base, you know the kind of folks who will respond to every lackluster review of a special release…

@cricklewoodBy @cricklewood about one year ago 8 1077

Bruichladdich Organic 2009

"Barley Exploration Part III" Bruichladdich Organic 2009

I scrapped my original intro to this review, I should have called this series "against the grain" or "down with big Ag" all kidding aside, I don't mean to come off as preachy, I am just trying to gather…

@cricklewoodBy @cricklewood about one year ago 3 186

Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2010

"Barley Exploration Part II" Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2010

It would not have been that long ago that most distilleries would have sourced their barley from within their locality or at the very least their own country to meet their needs. As production of most…

@cricklewoodBy @cricklewood about one year ago 3 084

Gooderham & Worts Eleven Souls

Collective Soul Gooderham & Worts Eleven Souls

I previously reviewed this whisky but it was just based upon my initial impressions from Spirit of Toronto, this is after spending some time with the bottle I purchased.Gooderham & Worts is one of the…

@cricklewoodBy @cricklewood about one year ago 6 488