Whiskey Reviews

Hellyers Road 10 Year Old Original Whiskey Review

By Ben Kelly Rating: B In 1992, Australian federal legislation was relaxed to allow for whiskey distillation (previous legislation was enacted in the 1830s by people with no sense of humor to prevent Aussies from having any fun. Now there are nineteen such distilleries dotted across the Australia, with a good number of those existing in the island state of ...

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Penderyn Red Flag Single Malt Whiskey Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Red Flag is the inaugural expression of Penderyn’s “Icons of Wales” series. The Welsh distillery intends to release 50 of these limited edition Welsh whiskeys, each one highlighting an exemplary slice of Welsh history. In the case of Red Flag, that historic slice is the 1831 Merthyr Rising. The rising was the climax of years ...

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Wemyss Spice King 12 Year Old Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- The interesting thing about the vatted malt line from Wemyss Malts is how different expressions under the same label can sometimes have substantially different characters. In one of those things that turns the conventional wisdom of “older whiskey is better whiskey” on its head, I liked the Peat Chimney 8 Year Old much better than ...

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