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The Balvenie 15 Year Old Single Barrel Sherry Cask Scotch Review

Balvenie 15YO Single Barrel Sherry Cask

By Kurt Maitland Rating: B+ This Balvenie expression is matured for at least 15 years in a European oak sherry butt, and not to be confused with The Balvenie’s standard Single Barrel 15 Year Old, which are aged in ex-bourbon barrels rather than former sherry butts. The former release is something I will tackle another day. No more than 650 ...

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Lagavulin Distiller’s Edition Scotch Review (2014)

Lagavulin Distiller's Edition 16 YO Single Malt

By Kurt Maitland Rating: A- The world famous Lagavulin distillery is located on Islay, and officially dates from 1816, that first peaceful year for Britain after the end of the Napoleonic Wars and War of 1812. Its name means “hollow by the mill” in Gaelic. It, along with Caol Ila, are Diageo’s current pair of distilleries on the island. It ...

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Barrell Bourbon Batch 005 Bourbon Review

Barrell Bourbon Batch 005

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ Joe Beatrice’s Barrell Bourbon are fast building a reputation as the bottlers you go to if you want to find something strong and a little offbeat from the stocks of the Kentucky and Tennessee “Majors” (i.e. big distilleries). The new Batch 005 is a case in point. Thus far, most of Barrell Bourbon’s batches were ...

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Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection 1838 Style White Corn Bourbon Review

Woodford Reserve 1838 White Corn Bourbon

By Richard Thomas Rating: B For a long time Woodford Reserve was the newest brand name and major distillery in Kentucky bourbon, and this was because when the Labrot & Graham Distillery was brought back to life in the mid-1990s it became the first major American distillery revival of modern times. It was only when Michter’s, a mid-sized company rather ...

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