Whiskey Reviews

Select Club 91 Special Reserve Canadian Whisky Review

Select Club 91 Canadian Whisky

By Father John Rayls Rating: B- “There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.” Raymond Chandler “My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.”  William Faulkner   These are famous whiskey quotes coming from well-known wordsmiths, and most of ...

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Bowmore 12 Year Old Scotch Review

Bowmore 12 Year Old

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ While Bowmore certainly has a good reputation, it’s strangely overlooked among the “Islay Eight.” I say it is strange because Bowmore was the first legal distillery on the island, receiving a license in 1779; I say overlooked because despite that historical feature and its redoubtable whiskies, few enthusiasts would point to Bowmore and say “this ...

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Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon Review

Russell's Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon

By April Manning Rating: A- Wild Turkey’s master distiller “emeritus,” Jimmy Russell, is known as the “Buddha of Bourbon” and has been an ambassador for bourbon for over 60 years. Along the way he has upheld a tradition dating to before Prohibition, never dithering on matters of quality and maintaining the Wild Turkey motto: “Wild Turkey. Not the latest thing. ...

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