Compass Box – Enlightenment

Compass Box – Enlightenment, 46% ABV, $85 USD Blended malt composed of 48.2% Clynelish (first fill American standard barrel), 36.7% Glentauchers (first fill American standard barrel), 10.8% Balblair (first fill American standard barrel), and 4.3% Mortlach (rejuvenated American standard barrel) as per compassboxwhiksy.com Nose: Explosion of super fresh apples, pears, and kiwi. Very crisp and clean. Malt, vanilla, and peaches. Smells just like the syrup … Continue reading Compass Box – Enlightenment

Bird Dog Blackberry Flavored Whiskey

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample. No, really. My constant desire to review every single whiskey under the sun is unrelenting as…. well, the sun. That didn’t start well… let’s try this again. I love to review all whiskies. Doesn’t matter the type. I specifically hunt down anything I haven’t had before. So during a recent tasting, I was taking a break while other people reviewed a… Continue reading Bird Dog Blackberry Flavored Whiskey

Millstone 100% Rye Single Cask 1577

Thanks to /u/devoz for sharing a sample of this whisky. The Netherlands. Not so much a place people think of when one says “Whisky Maker”. Usually a place one thinks of if I mentioned, for instance, social tolerance or perhaps tulip crash or even “Holland”, if you’re nasty. However those people aren’t including Zuidam Distillers. Originally started in 1976 by Fred van Zuidam and Hélène van Zuidam.… Continue reading Millstone 100% Rye Single Cask 1577

Distillery Spotlight: Glenora Distillery, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

When most people think of Canadian whisky, their minds go to blends or rye (whether the whisky contains any rye spirit or not). Rarely do people associate Canada with single malts, although there are a number of distilleries producing them today with the craft distilling boom hitting the Great White North. But before that boom, while brown spirits were giving way to white spirits in … Continue reading Distillery Spotlight: Glenora Distillery, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Connemara Peated Single Malt [RE-REVIEW]

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample. Which he gave to me as he feels I’ve matured and changed my view on this dram. Actually because he looked over my old review and said “Wow, that score is too high”. Which I then read up on, wondering “Hmmm, I haven’t read that in awhile.” I actually don’t read my own reviews too often, as I’m not a narcissist.… Continue reading Connemara Peated Single Malt [RE-REVIEW]