The Whisk(e)y Reviews

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ADR – A.D. Rattray Bottling 

B – Bottled

CS – Cask Strength

Ck – Cask Number

D – Distilled

EM – Exclusive Malt

SCN – Single Cask Nation

SMWS – The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

SV – Signatory Vintage

UCF – Un-chillfiltered

FF – Finn’s Favorite

NN – Neat’s Nomination

PP – Peat’s Pick

Scotch Whisky

Aberfeldy 12

Aberlour A’Bunadh

Aberlour 12 Year Old

Aberlour 16 Year Old

Aberlour 18 Year Old

anCnoc 12 Year Old

Ardbeg 2002 11 Years Old “The Farmyard and the Chip Shop” (SMWS 33.130)

Ardbeg 10 Year Old

Ardbeg Ardbog

Ardbeg Auriverdes

Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Ardbeg Dark Cove

Ardbeg Perpetuum

Ardbeg Uigeadail UCF CS PP

Ardmore 11 Year CS “Campfire Character” (SMWS 66.47)

Arran 10 Year Old

Arran 13 Year Old (SCN)

Arran 16 Year Old

Arran Malt Amarone Cask Finish

Arran Malt Cask Finishes Sauternes Cask

Arran Machrie Moor The Peated Arran Malt

Auchentoshan American Oak

Auchentoshan Single Malt Classic

Auchentoshan 12 Year

Auchentoshan Three Wood

Aultmore 2002 11 Years Old “Vanilla spice latte” (SMWS 73.63)

The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 Years Old

The Balvenie Double Wood 12 Years Old

The Balvenie Double Wood 17 Years Old

The Balvenie Port Wood 21 Years Old

BenRiach Highland Signatory Vintage 12 Year Old CS 1994

BenRiach Peated/Oloroso Aged 19 Years CS Sherry Finish

Black & White

Blackadder 2005 Ledaig 6 Year Old Sherry Finish FF

Blackadder Black Snake

Blackadder Peat Reek PP

Blackadder Raw Cask 13 Year Old

Bowmore 12 Year Old

Bowmore 14 Year Old CS Sherry Cask D.1991 B.2006 (A.D. Rattray: Cask Collection)

Bowmore 14 Year Old “Echoes of Bonfires and Funfairs” D.1997 B.2011 (SMWS 3.189)

Bowmore ADR Sherry Cask CS

Bowmore Cadenhead 11 Years Old CS UCF

Bowmore “Camphor Muscle Oil and Russian Caramel” (SMWS 3.187)

Bruichladdich 1998 10 Year Sherry Edition Manzanilla

Bunnahabhain Gordon and MacPhail CS 1st Fill Sherry

Caol Ila 12 Year Old

Caol Ila “Fairground on the Beach” 19 Year  D.1993 B.2013 (SMWS 53.184)

Clynelish 14 Year Old

Compass Box The Peat Monster

Compass Box Spice Tree

Cragganmore SV 16 Year D.1989 B.2005 Ck988

Cutty Sark Blended

Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition

Dalmore Highland SV Single Malt 1990 19 Year

Dalwhinnie 15 Year

Dewar’s White Label

The Famous Grouse

Glendronach 17 Year Old CS, 1996

Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

Glenfiddich 14 Year Old – Bourbon Barrel Reserve

Glenfiddich 15 Year Old

Glenfiddich 18 Year Old – Small Batch

Glenfiddich 21 Yr Gran Reserva Rum Finish Ck30 FF

Glen Grant Aged 10 Years

Glen Grant Aged 10 Years Gordon & Macphail

Glen Grant Aged 16 Years

Glen Grant The Major’s Reserve

Glen Moray Aged 11 Years (SCN)

Glen Moray Port Cask Finish

Glenkinchie 12

Glenkinchie Amontillado Finish Distillers Edition

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old

The Glenlivet 15 Year Old

The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nàdurra CS

The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve

The Glenlivet The Peated Malt Old Ballantruan

Glenmorangie 10 Year Old “The Original”

Glenmorangie 14 Year Old  “Clean and Innocent” D.1999 B.2013 (SMWS 125.67)

Glenmorangie 18 Year Old “Adventures of Islay vs. Speyside”

Glenmorangie 18 Year Old Extremely Rare NN

Glenmorangie 25 Year Old NN

Glenmorangie Artein

Glenmorangie Astar

Glenmorangie Finealta

Glenmorangie Lasanta FF

Glenmorange Milsean

Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

Glenmorangie Signet

Glenmorangie Tusail

Haig Club Single Grain Whisky

Highland Park 12 Year Old

Highland Park 15 Year Old

Highland Park Dark Origins

Highland Park: Delilah’s 15th Anniversary

Johnnie Walker Red

Johnnie Walker Black

Johnnie Walker Double Black

Johnnie Walker Green

Johnnie Walker Gold

Johnnie Walker Blue

Johnnie Walker Select Casks – Rye Cask Finish

Kilchoman All Sherry CS “Fountainhead Barrel Room Option”

Kilchoman Loch Gorm

Kilchoman Machir Bay

Kilchoman Original Cask Strength

Kilchoman Port Cask

Kilchoman Single Cask Nation 4 Year Old Cask Strength

Kilchoman Single Cask Sherry Finish PP

Lagavulin  12 Year Old CS B.2014

Lagavulin 16 Year Old

Laphroaig 7 Year Old SV UCF CS D.2000

Laphroaig 10 Year Old

Laphroaig 10 Year Old CS Batch 001

Laphroaig 10 Year Old CS Batch 002

Laphroaig 10 Year Old CS Batch 003

Laphroaig 10 Year Old CS Batch 004 PP

Laphroaig 10 Year Old CS Batch 005

Laphroaig 10 Year Old CS Batch 006

Laphroaig 14 Year Old SV UCF CS D.1998 B.2012

Laphroaig 15 Year Old

Laphroaig 18 Year Old

Laphroaig 2013 18 Year Old “Rock pooling and beach barbeque” (SMWS 29.142)

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2014

Laphroaig EM CS 8 Year B.2005

Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Laphroaig Select

Laphroaig Triple Wood

Longrow Red Cabernet Sauvignon Cask Finish

Longrow Rundlets & Kilderkins 2001 Vintage 11 Year Old Cask Strength

Longrow Tokaji Wood Expressions

The Macallan CS

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old

The Macallan Edition #1

The Macallan Fine Oak 10 Year Old

The Macallan Fine Oak 15 Year Old

The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Year Old PP + FF + NN

The Macallan Sherry Oak 18 Year Old

The Macallan Rare Cask

Monkey Shoulder

Oban 14 Year Old

Oban Little Bay

Octomore 7.4

Old Pulteney 12 Year Old

Port Charlotte The Peat Project FF

Port Charlotte PC8 Ar Dutchas CS

The Singleton 12 Year Old

Speyburn 10 Year Old

Springbank 10 Year Old

Springbank 12 Year Old CS

Springbank 12 Year Old CS: 6yr Bourbon/6yr Calvados FF

Springbank 15 Year Old CS

Talisker 10 Year Old

Talisker The Distillers Edition

Talisker Storm

Usquaebach Old Rare

Usquaebach Reserve

Vintage Orkney SV 7 Year Old

Irish Whiskey

Bushmill’s Black Bush

Bushmill’s Triple Distilled

Connemara Peated Single Malt

Connemara Peated Single Malt Cask Strength

Glendalough Single Grain Double Barrel PP

Glendalough Single Malt 7 Year

Glendalough Single Malt 13 Year

Green Spot

Hyde Whiskey Single Malt 10 Year

Jameson FF

Jameson Black Label NN

Jameson Caskmates Craft Stout Edition

John L. Sullivan “The Ten Count” 10 Year Old

The Knot

Redbreast 12 Year Single Pot Still

Teeling Small Batch

Tullamore Dew Triple Distilled

Yellow Spot 12 Year

Kentucky Bourbon

1792 Ridgemont Reserve

Angel’s Envy PP + NN

Basil Hayden

Belle Meade Bourbon

Belle Meade Bourbon Sherry Cask Finish (9 Year) FF

Blade and Bow

Blanton’s Original Single Barrel FF

Blaum Brothers Knotter Madeira Finished Bourbon

Booker’s PP

Booker’s 25th Anniversary Bourbon

Buffalo Trace

Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project Barrel #143


Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch

Col. E.H. Taylor Cured Oak (17-Year-Old)

Corsair Triple Smoke

Eagle Rare

Elijah Craig 12-Year

Elijah Craig 23-Year-Old Single Barrel Bourbon

Elmer T. Lee

Evan Williams

Evan Williams Bottled in Bond

Evan Williams Single Barrel

Filibuster Triple Cask Sherry Finish: Delilah’s 22nd Anniversary

Four Roses

Four Roses Single Barrel

Four Roses Small Batch

Henry McKenna 10 Years Old Single Barrel Bottled in Bond

I.W. Harper


Jefferson’s Reserve

Jefferson’s Ocean Voyage 3

Jim Beam

Jim Beam Signature Craft

Johnny Drum Private Stock 101 Proof

Knob Creek

Knob Creek Single Barrel

Maker’s Mark

Maker’s Mark 46

Marker’s Mark Cask Strength

Noah’s Mill

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond

Old Forester 12 Year Birthday Bourbon (2013)

Old Forester 12 Year Birthday Bourbon (2014)

Old Forester Classic 86 Proof

Old Forester Signature

Old Grand Dad Bonded 100 Proof

Old Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond

Old Medley 12 Years old

Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year

Old Weller Antique Original 107 Brand

Puckett’s Branch Small Batch Bourbon

Rebel Yell

Rowan’s Creek

Russell’s Reserve 10 Year

Stagg Jr PP

Town Branch

W.L. Weller 12 Year FF

Wathen’s Single Barrel

Wild Turkey 81

Wild Turkey 101

Wild Turkey American Honey

Willett 9 Year Fleur de Sel

Willett 11 Year Jack Rose

Willett 21 Year Old Pot O’ Gold

Woodford Reserve Bourbon NN

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked FF

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Single Barrel PP

Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Double Malt Selection: Classic Malt (2013)

Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir Finish (2014)

Rye Whiskey

Cody Road Rye

High West Bourye

High West Rye

High West Double Rye

John Myer Rye Whiskey

Redemption High-Rye Bourbon

Redemption Riverboat Rye Whiskey

Redemption Rye Barrel Proof 6 Year Old

Rittenhouse Rye Bottled in Bond

Russell’s Reserve 6 Year Old

Russell’s Reserve


Sonoma Rye Whiskey

WhistlePig 100-100 Straight Rye (10 Year) FF

Whistlepig 12 Year Old World

Willet Rye 8 Year Barrel #1486

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Batch 003

Tennessee Whiskey

Corsair Buck Yeah Whiskey

Corsair Outrage Whiskey

Corsair Quinoa Whiskey

Corsair Wildfire Whiskey

George Dickel 8 Year

Jack Daniel’s

Jack Daniel’s Gentlemen’s Jack

Jack Daniel’s Honey

Japanese Whisky

Akashi White Oak Blended Whisky

Mars Iwai Tradition Japanese Whiskey

Nikka 12 Year Old Taketsuru Pure Malt

Nikka Coffey Grain

Nikka Yoichi 10 Year Old

Suntory Hakushu 12 Year Old

Suntory Hibiki 12 Year Old

Suntory Hibiki Japanese Harmony NN

Suntory Yamazaki 12 Year Old FF

Suntory Yamazaki 18 Year Old

Canadian Whisky


Crown Royal

Crown Royal Black

Crown Royal Maple Finished

Crown Royal Regal Apple

Crown Royal XR


Forty Creek Barrel Select

Forty Creek Copper Pot

Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve

World Whiskey

Abraham Bowman Pioneer Spirit 18 Year Old (Virginia)

Balcones Baby Blue (Texas)

Balcones Brimstone (Texas)

Blackadder Peated Amrut (India) PP

Bowman Brothers (Virginia)

Brenne 10 (France)

Brenne Estate Cask (France)

Clyde Mays (Alabama style, distilled in Kentucky)

Cyrus Noble (San Francisco)

Defiance Whiskey (St. Louis)

Defiant Whiskey (North Carolina)

Dry Fly Port Finished Wheat Whiskey (Washington)

Dry Fly Straight Cask Wheat Whiskey (Washington)

Dry Fly Straight Triticale Whiskey (Washington)

High West – Whisky Jewbilee Festival Bottling: NYC 2014 (Utah)

High West American Prairie (Utah)

High West Campfire (Utah)

John Myer Four Grain Whiskey (New York)

Journeyman Featherbone (Michigan)

Kavalan Concertmaster – Port Cask Finish (Taiwan)

Lost Spirits Bohemian Bonfire CS (California) FF

Lost Spirits Ouroboros (California) FF

Midwest Grain Products 8 Year (SCN)

New Holland Beer Barrel (Michigan)

New Holland Zeppelin Bend Whiskey (Michigan)

Oola Waitsburg Bourbon (Washington)

Penderyn Madeira Single Malt (Wales)

Roughstock 100% Spring Wheat (Montana)

Smooth Ambler Contradiction (West Virginia)

Sonoma Wheat Bourbon (California)

St. George B&E Bourbon (California)

Tincup (Colorado)

Westland Seattle – Whisky Jewbilee Festival Bottling: NYC 2015 (Seattle)


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