Tag Archives: Cask Strength

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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The Renaissance Of Nelson’s Greenbrier

Greenbrier still

By Richard Thomas A staple of the modern resurgence of American whiskey, and its attendant boom of bottling companies and small distilleries, is the story of a family reviving a moonshining or pre-Prohibition distilling tradition. Some of these tales are more authentic than others, and the cynicism that these tales are now met with is understandable. After all, nowadays it ...

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Booker’s “Tommy’s Batch” Bourbon Review

Booker's Tommy's Batch Bourbon 2017-01

By Father John Rayls Rating: A Have you ever heard of a “marketing faux pas?” Beam Suntory recently experienced this when they underestimated the blowback from their passionate, loyal following concerning a near doubling in price for Booker’s Bourbon beginning in 2017. The tidal wave of criticism and threatened product rejection apparently gave the company pause. After reconsideration, a more ...

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