Scotch Whisky

Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whiskey Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: C- Johnnie Walker is one of the most recognizable labels in scotch whiskey, as it is distributed to virtually every country in the world (including quite a few Islamic ones as well), so it needs no introduction. Johnnie Walker Black Label, however, might need a little further explanation. Walker’s Black Label is one of the more ...

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Knockando 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- Named for its host town in Moray, Knockando means “Little Black Hill.” The distillery was build there in 1898, and while that is not a particularly aged date for a scotch distillery, it does mean that Knockando’s distillery was built at just the right time to become the first distillery in Scotland with electric lighting. ...

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Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Glenmorangie is made in Tain, Scotland, and Tain’s Scots have been in the booze-making business since medieval times. The Glenmorangie connection starts in 1738, when a brewery was opened on Morangie Farm. In the 1840s that farm was purchased by one William Matheson, who converted it from a brewery into a distillery. The distillery was ...

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Grant’s Family Reserve Blended Scotch Whiskey Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: C Despite the elevated name, Grant’s Family Reserve Blended Whiskey is the entry level scotch for William Grant and Sons, the same people who make Glenfiddich and Balvenie. The triangular bottle is a familiar sight on liquor store and supermarket shelves in Europe, and is not entirely unfamiliar to Americans and Canadians as well. From what ...

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