Hakushu 12 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky

Hakushu 12 Year Old

By Father John Rayls Rating: A- “From Suntory’s mountain distillery, nestled deep in the forests of Mt. Kaikomagatake, Hakushu is the herbal and gently smoky single malt. Straight from the untouched forests, mountains, and pure waters of the Southern Japanese Alps, it is no wonder that Hakushu is a “green and fresh” whisky, praised by the most curious whisky connoisseurs ...

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High West Midwinter Night’s Dram Rye Whiskey Review

Midsummer Night's Dram

By Father John Rayls Rating: A According to the founder, “High West is Utah’s first distillery since 1870 and the world’s only ski-in gastro-distillery.” High West Distillery began operations in Salt Lake City, but then moved operations to a 100 year old stable in high-up Park City, located 7,000 feet above sea level, within a year. You can see the ...

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WhistlePig Old World Port Finish Rye Whiskey Review

WhistlePig Madeira Finish

By S.D. Peters Rating: A WhistlePig’s Old World Series Ryes, a line of limited releases, is Master Distiller Dave Pickerell’s experimental finishing of Straight Rye Whiskey in French Sauternes, Madeira, and Port casks. In my mind, such finishes are a marvelous and Old World complement to uisge beatha’s New World Cousin. The first release in WhistlePig’s series, a French Sauternes ...

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Strathmill 25 Year Old Scotch Review

Strathmill 25 YO single malt

By Kurt Maitland Rating: A- The Strathmill Distillery is located in the town of Keith, and was founded in 1891 in preexisting mill buildings. Due to its proximity to the river Isla the distillery was renamed the Glenisla-Glenlivet distillery. When the distillery was sold in 1895 to the gin company W&A Gilbey during their expansion into the whisky industry, they ...

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