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Grangestone 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Review

Grangestone Highland 12YO Single Malt

By Father John Rayls Rating: A- Grangestone Highland 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky is produced by an independent bottler, reportedly by retailer Total Wine via their in-house operation, Spirits Direct. They certainly do love to push this particular purchase when you happen to ask about it. The sourcing, as is often the case with these things, is a mystery. The ...

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Ardbeg Corryvreckan Single Malt Scotch Review

Ardbeg Corryveckan

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- Ardbeg is a major favorite among lovers of Islay malts, especially those who could best be described as “smoke geeks.” I say that because first it’s possible to be a whisky smokehead without being a geek about, and because usually the geekier said smokehead is about whisky, the more they love Ardbeg. It’s a prime ...

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Highland Park FIRE 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Review

Highland Park Fire 15 Year Old

By Richard Thomas Rating: A For the last few years, I have thought Highland Park is the natural pairing choice for settling in for a new episode of Vikings. No, the Vikings never drank whisky, but the Orkney-based distillery loves to tie in on the Viking heritage of their island home in the extreme north of Scotland with Norse-themed releases. ...

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Jack Daniel’s 150th Anniversary Tennessee Whiskey Review

Jack Daneil's 150th Tennessee Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- Jack Daniel’s Distillery celebrated it’s 150th Anniversary this year. Mind you, that isn’t 150 years in continuous operation, and that famed distillery in Lynchburg suffered a longer closure than its cousins across the state line in Kentucky. Tennessee enacted Prohibition in 1909. The distillery was not reopened until after the passage of the 21st Amendment ...

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Amrut Cask Strength Indian Whisky Review

Amrut Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

By Debbie Shocair Rating: A- Once again, Indian whisky-makers Amrut are impressing me, this time with their single malt, cask strength expression, a non-chill filtered whisky bottled at a whopping 123.6 proof (61.8% ABV). Another NAS whisky, this one again proves the point that what ends up inside the bottle supersedes any seemingly ethereal number. While I think age statements, ...

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