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Knockando 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- Named for its host town in Moray, Knockando means “Little Black Hill.” The distillery was build there in 1898, and while that is not a particularly aged date for a scotch distillery, it does mean that Knockando’s distillery was built at just the right time to become the first distillery in Scotland with electric lighting. ...

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Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Glenmorangie is made in Tain, Scotland, and Tain’s Scots have been in the booze-making business since medieval times. The Glenmorangie connection starts in 1738, when a brewery was opened on Morangie Farm. In the 1840s that farm was purchased by one William Matheson, who converted it from a brewery into a distillery. The distillery was ...

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Jameson 18 Year Old Limited Reserve Irish Whiskey Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ Jameson 18 Year Old Limited Reserve is billed as the “elder statesmen” of the line by the distillery, and it is certainly the most rarefied bottle of whiskey Jameson produces. Given that Jameson is arguably at the forefront of Irish whiskey labels (it is certainly the most famous), Jameson 18 Year is at the forefront ...

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Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Scotch Whiskey Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B The Glenfiddich distillery is named after the Dufftown, Scotland river valley that has served as its home ever since it opened for business in 1887. “Glen Fiddich” means “Deer Valley” in Gaelic, hence the stag logo that graces Glenfiddich’s labels. Dufftown is where William Grant, founder of the distilling company William Grant and Sons (which ...

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