BenRiach 15 Year Old Tawny Port Finish Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B BenRiach has a simply enormous line of whiskeys, embracing ages out to 40 years, peated and unpeated scotches, and virtually every sort of finishing barrel imaginable. Nestled right in the middle of that range is their 15 Year Old Tawny Port Finish. Primary maturation was carried out in American bourbon barrels, with the finishing done ...

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Town Branch Bourbon Review

Town Branch Bourbon

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- Since Town Branch Distillery brought bourbon distilling back to Lexington, Kentucky for the first time since 1958, a word is in order about the namesake for both the distillery and its flagship product, Town Branch Bourbon. A watercourse crossing downtown Lexington, Town Branch could be said to be literally at the heart of the Bluegrass. ...

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Compass Box Flaming Heart Scotch Review (2012)

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ Flaming Heart is a key limited edition series from those innovative whiskey-makers at Compass Box. Every few years, Compass Box comes into sufficient malt scotch with the appropriate characteristics to make this stuff, and August 2012 saw the 4th bottling in The Flaming Heart Series. Past installments of Flaming Heart brought together Highland malt whiskey ...

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