Wemyss Winter Larder 20 Year Old Single Cask Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- Although high-end vatted malts are the bread and butter at Wemyss, that isn’t the only thing those Scottish negociants get up to. Earlier this year, Wemyss released their first premium blended scotch, Lord Elcho, but the company also has a commitment to single malt whiskey. As a company that assembles choice scotch from different distilleries, ...

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Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey Review (2012)

By S.D. Peters Rating: A+ Thomas Handy, one-time proprietor of the Sazerac House in New Orleans, was the man who altered the Sazerac cocktail in 1870 by replacing cognac with rye whiskey.  It may have been the only positive outcome of the period’s phylloxeria outbreak that caused a shortage in the supply of cognac.  Today, the Sazerac is probably the ...

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Wemyss Peat Chimney 8 Year Old Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- The world has seen a boom in small whiskey-making, but not every micro-maker is a micro-distiller. Some small companies buy whiskey from outside sources, and then do their own blending and/or secondary aging. In the United States, Angel’s Envy is one such outfit. Wemyss Malts of Scotland is another. The Wemyss family estate has been ...

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