The Deveron 12 Year Old Scotch Review

The Deveron 12 Year Old

By Kurt Maitland Rating: B The Deveron is a single malt distilled at the Macduff Distillery, founded in 1962. Throughout its history, the distillery’s official name has alternated between Glen Deveron and MacDuff, but the official releases having been released as Glen Deveron. Releases titled Macduff have come from independent bottlers. At present Macduff Distillery is owned by Bacardi, who ...

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Westland Garryana American Malt Whiskey Review

Westland Garryana Oregon Oak American Malt

By Debbie Shocair26% Rating: B+ With the prolific explosion of craft whiskey production in the United States, it’s lovely to run across one that genuinely tries to stand apart, exploring new horizons in search for ways that whiskey can be made more interesting. Such is the latest work of Westland Distillery’s Master Distiller Matt Hoffman in their Native Oak series. ...

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Jameson Lively Irish Whiskey Review

Jameson Lively

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- One of the early steps in Jameson’s recent comprehensive brand shake-up was introducing a line of Travel Retail only whiskeys, their first, in October 2015. This was the Deconstructed Series, consisting of Lively, Bold and Round, each emphasizing a different aspect of what goes into Jameson. Lively takes on the grain whiskey aspect. Like all ...

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Wemyss Nuts About Pears Single Cask Scotch Review (2016)

Nuts About Pears!

By Richard Thomas Rating: B This third and last look at the Wemyss Midsummer Single Cask 2016 release is a 1991 vintage Blair Athol whisky, bottled in 2015. So, it’s a 24 year old single malt, aged in an ex-bourbon barrel. Some describe Blair Athol as among Scotland’s oldest distilleries, pointing to a foundation in 1798. However, that distillery was ...

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