Whiskey Reviews

Kavalan Amontillado Cask Taiwanese Whisky Review

Kavalan Amontillado Sherry Cask

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- When it comes to Sherry casks and whisky, the overwhelming favorite choice is Oloroso, followed at some distance by PX. The use of Amontillado casks is much rarer, although this probably has more to do with Amontillado itself being a small part of overall Sherry production. Without writing a whole Sherry 101 essay, Amontillado lies ...

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Method And Madness Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Review

Method And Madness Single Pot Still

By Emma Briones Rating: A- It would be peculiar to find a brand new Irish Whiskey range without an example of their-now iconic Pot Still whiskey included. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Method and Madness decided to introduce a Pot Still whiskey as their third expression. If you haven’t heard about it yet, Method and Madness is ...

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Hochstadter’s Family Reserve 16 Year Old Rye Whiskey Review

Hochstadter's 16 Year Old Rye

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: A The Cooper Spirits Co. resurrected the Hochstadter’s brand in 2013 with the introduction of Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock & Rye.  Later came further brand extensions in the portfolio, such as the Hochstadter’s 8 Year Old Rock & Rye and the peculiar Hochstadter’s Vatted Straight Rye Whiskey. Now the company has released the first ...

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Basil Hayden Rye Whiskey Review

Basil Hayden Rye

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- What with Basil Hayden gaining in popularity in recent years, it was inevitable that it would see a brand extension. After all, Knob Creek has seen three such extensions: the 120-proof Single Barrel; the Rye; and the Maple. And because Basil Hayden was the premium high rye expression of Jim Beam (when first introduced it ...

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Hellyers Road Slightly Peated Australian Whisky Review

Hellyers Road Slightly Peated Single Malt

By Emma Briones Rating: C- Hellyers Road is one of the distilleries in the up and coming Australian whisky scene. The distillery, located in the north-west of Tasmania, produces the best-selling locally crafted Australian whisky and exports over 20 countries. Founded in 1999 by a group of dairy farmers, nowadays it produces 8 regular expressions and 3 limited editions. The ...

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