Whiskey Reviews

The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve Scotch Whiskey Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Glenlivet is the best-selling malt whiskey in the United States, and the label’s Moray, Scotland distillery has been in almost continuous operation since its founding in 1824. The oldest whiskey-maker in Moray, Glenlivet closed only for the Second World War. Glenlivet’s product is generally known for it’s lightness, and it’s 15 Year scotch is no ...

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Knob Creek Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey Review

Knob Creek Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Updated April 9, 2015 Rating: B+ Knob Creek is arguably the most well-known of Jim Beam’s line of signature small batch bourbons (the others being Baker’s, Booker’s and Basil Hayden). Each label of that signature line has its own distinctive character, with Knob Creek representing what is probably the most old fashioned and traditional of the four. ...

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Booker’s Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey Review

A bottle of Booker's bourbon whiskey in its wood case.

by Richard Thomas   Rating: A Jim Beam’s grandson, the late Booker Noe, introduced his namesake bourbon in 1988. The original Booker’s started out as bourbon hand-selected by Noe and bottled straight from the cask, which was then given out only to a select group of close friends and family. The practice of creating what amounts of a private reserve ...

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Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon Whiskey Review

Updated May 6, 2016 By Richard Thomas Rating: C+ Four Roses Kentucky bourbon traces its history back to Rufus and Origen Rose, two brothers joined with their sons to open a family distillery in 1888. The Four Roses Distillery settled in 1910 into the Spanish Mission-style building outside Lawrenceburg, Kentucky which has remained its home ever since, and is now ...

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