Jameson Blender’s Dog Irish Whiskey Review

Jameson Blender's Dog

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Jameson’s The Whiskey Masters is designed to highlight the contributions of three key members of the New Midleton Distillery leadership team: Ger Buckley, the Master Cooper; Brian Nation, the Master Distiller; and Billy Leighton, the Master Blender. Blender’s Dog is the middle entry in the range, and the way Leighton jokingly tells it, in more ...

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Redbreast Lustau Irish Whiskey Review

Redbreast Lustau

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Just as Jameson is priming the pump of the Irish whiskey resurgence (Jameson accounts for 78% of all Irish whiskey sales in the U.S.), stablemate Redbreast is carrying the standard for the revival of single pot still whiskey. Within that category, sherry cask aged whiskeys play a key role. Stock drawn from sherry butts are ...

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AnCnoc Peter Arkle Scotch Review

AnCnoc Peter Arkle whisky

By Kurt Maitland Rating: B- AnCnoc, meaning “the hill,” is a single malt produced by The Knockdhu distillery, a whisky distillery in Knock, Banffshire that is currently part of the Inver House Distillers Limited stable (who also owns Balblair and Old Pulteney). The distillery shouldn’t be confused with Knockando, and the name “AnCnoc” was chosen, at least in part, to ...

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