Whiskey Reviews

Painted Stave Double TroubleD Whiskey Review

Double TroubleD Whiskey

By Father John Rayls Rating: B+ Delaware’s Painted Stave Distilling and Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co. have gotten into the thing, not new but not altogether well-established either, in producing a whiskey distilled from beer, in this case an Imperial IPA. The result is Double TroubleD, initially released in 2015. My particular bottle came from the October 2016 release, bottle ...

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Gordon & MacPhail Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1954 Scotch Review

Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant Rare Vintage 1954

By Richard Thomas Rating: A Aged Scotch whisky has an expensive reputation, and very aged even more so. Ultra aged? Fughetaboutit! But even so, it is possible to find an expression that defies your expectations, one way or another. Five decades old Macallans, for example, retain their ability to shock by costing as much as a high end luxury car. ...

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Ballotin Original Chocolate Whiskey Review

Ballotin Original Chocolate Whiskey

By Debbie Shocair Rating: B- When I wrote this it was the season for Easter candy, endless varieties of chocolate eggs, and…. chocolate whiskey. Easter is gone now, but the lingering pleasure of seasonal chocolates lives on for some weeks in our cupboards, and Ballotin Original Chocolate flavored whiskey is a fine and tasty grown-up accoutrement to your spring stash ...

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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Review (2017 Series)

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

Updated May 13, 2017 With Elijah Craig (EC) Barrel Proof’s 2017 releases, The Whiskey Reviewer will be trying something a little different. Previously we have given all reviews a separate and distinct write up, even if it is part of a continuing series of regular releases. However, because the new identification for EC Barrel Proof is a short alphanumeric code, ...

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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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