Whiskey Reviews

Yamazaki Sherry Cask Japanese Whisky Review (2016)

Yamazaki Sherry Cask Japanese Whisky 2016

By Kurt Maitland Rating: A- The name Yamazaki has been a hot one for the past few years (deservedly so), garnering critical acclaim, interest from whisky fans worldwide and plenty of awards for their owners at Suntory. This is one of the brands that made Japanese whisky famous, and the Sherry Cask in particular played a leading role in making ...

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Four Kings Malt Whiskey Review

Four Kings American Malt

Updated June 21, 2016 By Richard Thomas Rating:B- The “Four Kings” of craft whiskey—Mississippi River Distilling, FEW Spirits, Journeyman Distillery and Corsair Distilling—have done it again, releasing a new collaboration whiskey. Once again, three of the best known whiskey-making micro-distilleries in the Mid-West plus one from the South have contributed equal portions of whiskey to create a new blend. Following ...

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Woodford Reserve Frosty Four Wood Bourbon Review

Woodford Reserve Frosty Four Wood

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Woodford Reserve has three lines of whiskey: it’s regular releases, including the basic Woodford, Woodford Double Oaked and Woodford Rye; it’s annual Master’s Collection limited editions; and it’s periodic Distillery Series limited editions. The latter is available only at the distillery and a handful of selected Kentucky retailers, but is also where Woodford Master Distiller ...

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Four Roses Elliott’s Select Single Barrel Bourbon Review

Four Roses Elliott's Select

Updated August 31, 2016 By Richard Thomas Rating: A Now that the whiskey is in the bottles and the release is in motion, what exactly Four Roses latest Single Barrel Limited Edition (LE), Elliott’s Select, will be is now confirmed. I say “confirmed” because the story about this new bourbon, the first new Master Distiller Brent Elliott can claim as ...

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