Teeling Brabazon Bottling Series 01

Sherry casks. An entire business unto themselves, the lack of old English ladies seemingly erupting from the earth to keep drinking it, sherry makers have started making a quick version of sherry, leaving it in the cask to season them, dumping it out, and boom, you got your casks. I know that this isn’t done for all sherries. Hashtag Not All Sherries and all that.… Continue reading Teeling Brabazon Bottling Series 01

Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel

Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel, bottled June 17, 2016, 63.65% ABV, €65. Nose: Sourdough bread, orange peel, vanilla, mud/hay, soft oak. Taste: Baking spices, nutmeg, fruit cake/christmas cake, butterscotch, mint. Finish: Very long, spicy, HOT. Thoughts: Nice and rich, but wow, this delivers a serious hit. Big, bold, and in your face. The spiciness is where it shines. It’s like drinking holiday baked goods that … Continue reading Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel

Michter’s 10 Bourbon

Michter’s 10 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon, Barrel No.17H1150, 47.2% ABV, $105 USD. Nose: Really nice nutty note off the top, cherries, caramel, vanilla, cream corn, spearmint, and toasted oak. Taste: Great oakiness, milk chocolate, cigar, herbal, and again that general nuttiness that is really nice. Finish: Medium/long, chocolate, spice, and oak. Thoughts: Love it! This profile is exactly what I like in bourbon. The … Continue reading Michter’s 10 Bourbon

Macallan Edition No .1 & Macallan Edition No .2 & Macallan Edition No .3

Thanks to /u/scotchchick & /u/distillasian & /u/smokedherring for the samples. I’ll admit that I have a bit of a sample issue. In that, I have so many samples that my diamond studded mansion has trouble housing them all. Get it? Because it’s a first world problem and I feel guilty mentioning it! What having too many samples and too much respect for my liver does is I miss out on new… Continue reading Macallan Edition No .1 & Macallan Edition No .2 & Macallan Edition No .3

Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist 2006

Thanks to /u/nsquare14 for sending me some samples. Really appreciate these, as he sent me some I’ve never reviewed as a thank you for the reviews. You have to really enjoy those moments in your life that are “treats”. What do I mean by “treats”, and am I using innuendo with those quotation marks? Not 100% on that, unless you’re interested. Treats in life are those extra… Continue reading Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist 2006

Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu The Peated 2011

Thanks to /u/xile_ for the sample. I’ve had Ichiro’s malts before. The big thing about them is the card series. Also how legendary Hanyu is and the fact that it closed down. I’m also pretty bad at trying a lot of legendary drams. It’s no real surprise: I’m not rich and I don’t say only nice things about whisky. Thus it’s a tad harder for me to… Continue reading Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu The Peated 2011