Stagg Jr. – 9th Edition

Thanks /u/devoz for the sample. I recently posted a review of George T. Stagg from 2017, in which I noted I enjoyed it quite a bit. During the review, some had mentioned that they had tried it alongside Stagg Jr. – 9th Edition, and during blind tests, had preferred it over the last year’s GTS. Quite the bombshell, […]

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Four Heartwood Whiskies

Thanks to /u/all_smoke_n_mirrors for the samples. Heartwood is an independent bottler. However, to stop there in describing them doesn’t really do them justice. Most independent bottlers make their way into a distillery, buy a cask that the distillery is willing to sell (typically one that doesn’t fit with their release schedules or flavour profiles), they […]

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Compass Box Circus

Thanks to /u/scotchchick for the sample. Distillers usually get all the glory. We pick out single casks, store picks, and everything else and note the interesting mashbills, cask choices, and water sources. They deserve this praise because seriously it’s an art. However, when it comes to vattings and blends of whiskies, master blenders are sometimes mixed. We […]

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Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Cask & Kavalan Solist Port Cask ‘KavaFan Single Cask Release’

Thanks to /u/jeremyheavy  & /u/Theslicknick6 for the samples. Kavalan Solist is a line of cask strength, single cask whiskies. They are each differentiated by the cask they were matured in. Sounds pretty standard, right? So standard, I honestly didn’t know what to write about here. Maybe about Taiwan and the Han migration, perhaps something about having a Taiwanese friend […]

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Kilchoman 4 2012 Red Wine Cask

Thanks to /u/j4ni for the sample. Ongoing series called “There will be Kilchoman till the score is paid”, in which I review Kilchoman until I run out of Kilchoman. It’s a simple concept. Each year, without a pause (so far), Kilchoman has released a new whisky which has been matured in a different type of cask. These […]

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