Whiskey Reviews

McKenzie Bourbon Review

McKenzie Bourbon Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: C+ McKenzie Bourbon Whiskey is a prime example of the spirit of experimentation sweeping American whiskey these days. Made by Finger Lakes Distillery, a small operator nestled into the wine country of upstate New York, McKenzie Bourbon (along with McKenzie Rye) incorporates the two big trends that are changing the face of whiskey-making in the United ...

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Wemyss Winter Larder 20 Year Old Single Cask Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- Although high-end vatted malts are the bread and butter at Wemyss, that isn’t the only thing those Scottish negociants get up to. Earlier this year, Wemyss released their first premium blended scotch, Lord Elcho, but the company also has a commitment to single malt whiskey. As a company that assembles choice scotch from different distilleries, ...

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Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon Review

Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ Releases from Buffalo Trace’s Colonel E.H. Taylor collection deservedly attract a great deal of attention, but I think the timing of the Taylor Small Batch release will probably garner it a little more. Starting in early 2011, the Taylor brought us the Old Fashioned Sour Mash Bourbon, the Single Barrel Bourbon, the famed Warehouse C ...

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Elmer T. Lee Bourbon Review

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon

By Kurt Maitland Rating:B+ As I sit here writing up this review of Elmer T. Lee, one of the excellent but lesser known bourbons from Buffalo Trace, I can’t help but think of a boxing term “punching above one’s weight” and I mean that in the best possible way. Briefly, Buffalo Trace is the Kentucky distillery of bourbons such as ...

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