Review: Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon 2020 Edition

For 2020’s Limited Edition Small Batch, Four Roses is again trotting out some old whiskeys to use in the blend, which again includes batches from four different recipes. This year, we’re getting a mix of 12 year old OBSV (30% of the blend), 19 year old OBSK (20%), 12 year old OESV (25%), and 16…

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Review: Wines of Wente, 2020 Releases

California’s Wente isn’t sitting out the Coronavirus when it comes to innovation. The winery recently rolled out an app for voice assistants Alexa and Google Assistant, designed to help guide you through the intricacies of a Wente wine tasting. We don’t review apps here so much, but we do like to pop open the vino,…

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Review: Longmorn 16 Years Old

Longmorn is another distillery whose primary existence is utilized for blending (often in parent company Pernod’s Chivas line), or for independent bottling. The Scotch Malt Whisky Society are quite the fans, with bottles turning up on their website for purchase every now and again. Today we take our first look at a distillery-released bottling with…

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Review: Deanston Virgin Oak

The southern Highlands’ beloved Deanston keeps an established reputation for producing an enjoyable dram through 12 and 18-year expressions of consistent quality. However, they also have a penchant for respectable limited-run releases that pop up from time to time. There’s a Kentucky Cask-matured expression which I hope would appear on the shelves of my local…

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Review: Bender & Cohen Double Barrel Rye

If you recall Bender’s Rye, you know half the team behind Bender & Cohen, which recently added the latter’s name to the brand for Bender’s “experimental playground,” which will be used for oddball, small batch releases — the first of which is this double-barreled rye. Bender & Cohen Double Barrel Rye is made on San…

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Review: ArT Wine Preserver

The concept behind ArT Wine Preserver — using argon gas to keep oxygen from getting to your wine — is far from new. Private Reserve has offered a nearly identical canister-based system for well over a decade, and argon’s the same idea in the Coravin preservation system, too. So, what is new about ArT? Well, the canister…

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Review: Glenkinchie 12 Years Old

Glenkinchie is another distillery in Diageo’s rather expansive portfolio that doesn’t receive a lot of love or attention from corporate headquarters. It doesn’t have the hype multiplier of a Lagavulin, nor the cult fanaticism of a Port Ellen. The humble little Lowland operation which, according to my faithful 2020 edition of the Malt Whiskey Yearbook,…

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Review: Knob Creek Bourbon 15 Years Old

It was only a few weeks ago when we took our most recent look at Knob Creek’s 12 Year Old bourbon expression (and the reintroduced 9 Year Old), but now we’re back again with another three year leap forward. Knob Creek 15 Years Old is the oldest whiskey the brand has ever released, and it’s…

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