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Gordon & MacPhail Caol Ila 2005 Scotch Review

Gordon & MacPhail Caol Ila Cask Strength 2005

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- I’ve been writing quite a bit lately about people who don’t like peated whisky and how smoke doesn’t pair well with this and that, which upon reflection is an odd coincidence, because I am actually rather fond of a smoky dram. One of those distilleries favored by peat-lovers is Islay’s Caol Ila, a key institution ...

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1819 Bourbon Whiskey Review

1819 Bourbon

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: F For nearly two centuries, Jacob Bromwell has made a name for itself producing quality American-made drinking vessels, housewares, and men’s accessories. Bromwell’s #1 best-selling item is their copper flasks, so they surveyed their customers and found whiskey to be the juice of choice for the majority of their flasks owners. Upon learning this, they ...

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The Hillhaven Lodge Whiskey Review

The Hilhaven Lodge American Whiskey

By Father John Rayls Rating: B In 1927, The Hilhaven Lodge was created as a remote recreational retreat for its owner outside of nearby Hollywood. Former owners have included Ingrid Bergman and producer Alan Carr, and the current owner is director and producer Brett Ratner, best known for his Rush Hour films. Ratner partnered with Diageo to produce The Hilhaven Lodge Blended ...

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Gordon & MacPhail Glen Spey 2004 Scotch Review

Gordon & MacPhail Glen Spey 2004

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Scotland’s tradition of independent bottling offers whisky connoisseurs a variety of choices they wouldn’t ordinarily have were they limited only to the brands owned by the companies that actually owns the distilleries. This is true not only of crafty blenders, such as Compass Box, but also in the realm of single malts. Take this Gordon ...

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