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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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The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year Old Scotch Whiskey Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B William Grant & Sons founded the Balvenie distillery in Speyside, Scotland in 1892. The company now owns a host of distilleries, including the Glenfiddich distillery, but the best scotch distilled under the William Grant & Sons banner remains the Balvenie. For more than a century, the Balvenie has grown its own barley on a 1,000-acre ...

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