Whiskey Reviews

Amrut Cask Strength Indian Whisky Review

Amrut Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

By Debbie Shocair Rating: A- Once again, Indian whisky-makers Amrut are impressing me, this time with their single malt, cask strength expression, a non-chill filtered whisky bottled at a whopping 123.6 proof (61.8% ABV). Another NAS whisky, this one again proves the point that what ends up inside the bottle supersedes any seemingly ethereal number. While I think age statements, ...

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Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Brandy Cask Finish Whiskey Review

Woodford Reserve Brandy Cask Finish

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- It’s no easy task to keep track of everything that comes out in the jam packed, exciting Autumn release season of American Whiskey, the period when most of the highly prized annual limited editions and much else besides come out. Even so, Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection is one of those lines that should get more ...

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Gordon & MacPhail Caol Ila 2005 Scotch Review

Gordon & MacPhail Caol Ila Cask Strength 2005

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- I’ve been writing quite a bit lately about people who don’t like peated whisky and how smoke doesn’t pair well with this and that, which upon reflection is an odd coincidence, because I am actually rather fond of a smoky dram. One of those distilleries favored by peat-lovers is Islay’s Caol Ila, a key institution ...

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