Whiskey Reviews

Hellyers Road Pinot Noir Australian Whisky Review

Hellyers Road Pinot Noir Australian Whisky

By Emma Briones Rating: A- Australian whisky is blooming from its start in the 1990s. Nowadays there are many distilleries, most having adapted the Scottish way of whisky-making, and these are the ones to watch in the future. Hellyers Road, located in the north-west of Tasmania, is one of these distilleries. Founded in 1999, it has become the best-selling locally ...

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Stranahan’s Diamond Peak Malt Whiskey Review

Stranahan's Diamond Peak American Malt

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ Although Colorado’s Stranahan’s Distillery was one of the trailblazers of the craft whiskey movement, not just in that state but in the U.S. as a whole, one of the ironies is that few actually followed in their path. Whereas most micro-distilleries throw themselves into a whole range of spirits—sourced and in-house; white and brown—Stranahan’s focused ...

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Painted Stave Double TroubleD Whiskey Review

Double TroubleD Whiskey

By Father John Rayls Rating: B+ Delaware’s Painted Stave Distilling and Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co. have gotten into the thing, not new but not altogether well-established either, in producing a whiskey distilled from beer, in this case an Imperial IPA. The result is Double TroubleD, initially released in 2015. My particular bottle came from the October 2016 release, bottle ...

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Gordon & MacPhail Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1954 Scotch Review

Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant Rare Vintage 1954

By Richard Thomas Rating: A Aged Scotch whisky has an expensive reputation, and very aged even more so. Ultra aged? Fughetaboutit! But even so, it is possible to find an expression that defies your expectations, one way or another. Five decades old Macallans, for example, retain their ability to shock by costing as much as a high end luxury car. ...

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