Review: John Parrott Barrel Proof Bourbon

There is predictably – or perhaps peculiarly – very little public information available on John Parrott barrel proof bourbon, which is the inaugural release from newcomer SK Spirits. Per their website: “‘This whiskey is a tribute to John Parrott and everything he stood for,’ said Michael Sawyer, SK Spirits CEO and Lead Rectifier.” And who is…

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Review: Chattanooga Whiskey Founder’s 11th Anniversary Blend

Chattanooga Whiskey is out with another Anniversary Blend, the 11th for those counting at home. As with previous years, this whiskey is a combination of house-distilled product and whiskey sourced from MGP in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Here are the specifics from the gang at Chattanooga: Following in the footsteps of last year’s critically acclaimed 10th Anniversary…

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Review: Glen Grant 21 Years Old

Master distiller Dennis Malcolm has been on the job for 60 years at Speyside’s Glen Grant distillery, and to mark the occasion the operation has launched a new permanent expression, the oldest in its lineup. The new 21 year old bottling joins 10, 12, 15, and 18 year old expressions, not to mention various special…

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Review: Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 15 Years Old

Redbreast 12 Years Old is a classic expression of Irish whiskey at its most traditional and iconic. If you’ve had your fill of the 12, why not step it up a bit and see what the 15 Year Old has to offer? Good news: Redbreast doesn’t mess with a winning formula here. All the essential…

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Review: Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2014 Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt

Port Charlotte’s latest vintage Islay Barley release — made entirely from heavily peated barley grown on the island —  has arrived. It’s our first look at the bottling since the delightful 2012 expression, and as is customary for the release, the aging regimen has taken a few twists and turns. Peated to 40 PPM, its…

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Review: 2020 Chateau La Grande Roche Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

The name sounds decidedly French, but this is actually a 100% estate-grown bottling produced by Forman, whose blue chip cabernet we recently covered. A more effusive, fruit-forward wine than Forman’s flagship, yet ultimately more simplistic, Chateau La Grande Roche cabernet features initial, bright notes of plum and currants, tempered by some acidic, slightly bitter grapefruit…

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Blending Whiskey Traditions: An Interview with Keeper’s Heart’s David Perkins

I probably don’t need to tell you who David Perkins is, but here goes. A true craft whiskey pioneer, he founded High West Distillery in Park City, Utah way back in 2006, practically an eternity ago in the craft distilling world. Over the course of ten years, he built High West into one of the…

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The Top 10 Whiskeys of All Time (According to ChatGPT)

For better or worse, one thing folks agree upon is that the future of publishing will be influenced by the use of artificial intelligence and software such as ChatGPT. But just how good is it at developing a list of the greatest whiskeys of all time, and then reviewing them? We (Rob and Chris) took…

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