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Wemyss 14 Year Old Highland Single Cask Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ With its Single Cask line, Wemyss Malts moved well beyond the usual purview of the artisanal whiskey-maker. Companies like Wemyss are not distilleries, and therefore do not make their own whiskey. Instead, they select and purchase premium whiskey from the distilleries, and use these to make their own blends for sale. Since the core of ...

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Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey Review (2012)

By S.D. Peters Rating: B+ The second American Rye whiskey in Buffalo Trace’s 2012 Antique Collection, Sazerac 18-year Old Rye Whiskey is a pleasant improvement on their standard Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey.  The latter is fine for mixing, but a bit too sweet for sipping neat.  The former reveals itself as an enjoyable neat whiskey, one suited in particular for ...

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Compass Box Asyla Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ Asyla is the premium blended scotch expression from the artisanal whiskey-makers at Compass Box. Those familiar with the Signature Range from Compass Box know the other entries in that line are either vatted malt or vatted grain whiskeys. The company’s other blended scotch, Great King Street, is their mainstay rather than an upper-tier label. Compass ...

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