Review: GlenDronach Cask Bottlings Batch 19 – 1992 and 1994

GlenDronach’s Cask Bottling series rolls along with Batch 19 of the single malt whiskies, of which three single cask offerings are on tap. There’s more similarity in these three whiskies than in previous Cask Bottling Batches, with ages ranging from 27 to 29 years old, and all three aged in some form of sherry cask.…

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Review: Fukano Chizuru Japanese Whisky

As importer ImpEx tells us, “This small batch release of Fukano Whisky (limited to 3000 bottles, though it’s readily available) has been created in collaboration with Women Who Whiskey club to celebrate the career of Chizuru Fukano,” who is the former and recently retired Managing Director of Fukano Distillery. This 100% rice whisky is matured…

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Review: Balcones Big Baby Corn Whisky

  Balcones Distilling hails from Waco, Texas, and has long focused on heirloom blue corn varietals in their whiskies (many of which we’ve dipped into in the past including Baby Blue, Brimstone, and True Blue Cask Strength). Roasted blue corn is milled, mashed, fermented, distilled, and matured in used oak on site at the distillery.…

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Review: Bevridge American Single Malt Tasting Kit

“One part community, one part content, one part tasting” — here comes another whiskey kit, albeit this one is not being sold as a subscription. Bevridge is a collaboration with Whisky Live, and at present it offers a single kit, a $249 collection of ten 50ml samples of American single malt whiskies. The big sell…

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Review: Thomas S. Moore Bourbons – Madeira, Merlot, Sherry, and Cognac Cask Finished

Three wine-finished whiskeys from Barton 1792‘s Thomas S. Moore brand felt like a lot at the time… but are you ready for moore of them? (Sorry.) Now Moore is out with four additional expressions, three finished in additional types of wine casks and one in Cognac barrels. Here’s some errata, before we start sipping: To create…

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Review: Shiner Tex Hex Desert Mirage, Agua Fresca, and Sea Salt & Lime

Our friends at Texas’s Shiner are back with three new seasonals, including the second release in the Tex Hex line (think Voodoo Ranger, but from the south). Shiner Tex Hex Desert Mirage Hazy IPA – This hazy IPA, the second in the Tex Hex series, is brewed with cactus water. I can’t say that it…

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Review: Booker’s Bourbon “Ronnie’s Batch” 2022-01

It took almost the full first half of 2022, but bourbon drinkers can finally get their hands on Jim Beam’s latest in the Booker’s line. This release — 2022-01 — is named for Ronnie Land, a 40-year Beam employee who worked at the company’s Clermont and Boston, Kentucky facilities. Land rose to Warehouse Manager and…

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Review: 2020 Metz Road Pinot Noir Riverview Vineyard Monterey

We visited with Scheid Family Wines’ Metz Road pinot noir, hailing from Monterey County, last year. Now we’re back with a look at the 2020 release. The 2020 release is just a tiny bit more engaging than last year’s flabbier offering, kicking off with some citrus notes that lead the way to a beefy, somewhat…

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