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Nikka Yoichi 15 Year Old Single Malt

By Jake Emen Rating: A- Nikka Whisky owns and operates two distinct distilleries in Japan. The oldest is the Yoichi distillery, built in 1934, located near the city of Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido. Nikka’s founder, Masataka Taketsuru, had studied at the University of Glasgow and came back to Japan with the ideals of creating authentic and distinguished scotch-style ...

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The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: A The Whiskey Reviewer hasn’t looked at a single malt from The Balvenie since our launch and initial batch of reviews, when we looked at their starter rung Scotch, The Doublewood. A word is therefore in order about who The Balvenie are, especially since they are so interwoven with Scotch legend William Grant. Mr. Grant had ...

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Wemyss “A Matter of Smoke” 15 Year Old Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- Premium vatted malts are only half of what those clever blenders at Wemyss Malts do. The other half is bottling select barrels they come across into limited edition, single barrel, single malt scotches. “A Matter of Smoke” is just one example of this line of rare birds. Distilled in 1996 and bottled in August 2011, ...

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Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon Review

Angel's Envy Cask Strength

By Richard Thomas Rating: A The folks at Angel’s Envy made their first limited edition release quite a doozy, going with a cask strength version of their signature port-finished bourbon. I’ve had a growing interest in portwood-finished whiskey, given how it brings together where I live (Portugal) with my beloved whiskey, going so far as to think of Angel’s Envy ...

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Compass Box The Entertainer Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B The Entertainer is a special, limited edition release from those innovative, artisanal whiskey-makers at Compass Box. Intended as a tribute to the life of Gordon Selfridge, founder of Britain’s Selfridge department store chain, the scotch is available only through the Selfridge website and their four brick-and-mortar outlets. Americans with an interest in Compass Box products ...

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