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Elijah Craig 18 Single Barrel Review

Kentucky’s weather has a particularly unrelenting way about it when it comes to aging distillate. With the temperature extremes in that searing, hot, humid, hell like state, a multi story … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Maker’s 46 Review

Bill Samuels Jr., president of Maker’s Mark, suddenly realizing that his distillery has only ever produced one product since the fifties, laughed uncontrollably that they managed to get away with … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 3 Comments

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Review

Bourbon brands do a great job, probably the best job, at tracing their lineage all the way back to the farmer-distillers of the late 18th/early 19th century. Way back then, … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Caol Ila 12 Review

In our humble yet devastatingly accurate opinion, the single best way to grow your whiskey palate is to challenge it. If you have a smoky Islay in front of you, … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Laphroaig 18 Review

“There are times when I desire a sweet, hefty bourbon, or perhaps a lovely pot stilled Irish, maybe even a nicely sherried Speyside malt. But today, friends, today nothing less than … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Writer’s Tears Irish Whiskey Review

“Alcohol makes other people less tedious, and food less bland, and can help provide what the Greeks called entheos, or the slight buzz of inspiration when reading or writing.” This … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Crown Royal Canadian Whisky Review

We’re doing a review of Crown Royal today. Why? I have 17 million reasons why. As recently as 2013, 17 million cases of Canadian whisky sold in the United States, … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

George T. Stagg 2013 Review

Okay, so here’s the deal. Instead of writing a yearly, tired, and obligatory “Holiday Whiskey Buying Guide” like every other blogger does, I would like to instead focus my considerably … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pike Creek Canadian Whisky Review

You can thank Dave Broom for all of this. “This” being the Spokane Whiskey Club’s periodic focus on Canadian whisky. Canadian whisky as a category has responded well in terms … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · 9 Comments

Ardbeg Ardbog Review

We arrive to yet another stop on the Ardbeg trail. It should be stated without winking or crossed fingers that Ardbeg has immense street cred among connoisseurs and commands childlike … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Longrow 18 Year Old Review

There will never be a perfect whisky. Ever. Few are bad, most are decent, some are good, even less are considered great. Maybe a handful are considered legendary. Today’s selection … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Longmorn 20yr Old by Berry Brothers & Rudd Review

Allow us a mere moment to divert from our populist method of reviewing bottles you can actually find on the shelf and talk about something much more titillating: independent bottlings. … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey Review

 A luxurious, full bodied Irish whiskey is a beautiful thing. This may sound like a dumb thing to write, any full bodied whisky is a good thing, but what if … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban Review

Nothing anecdotal today, only a pure expression of uninhibited whisky geekery. Not that you come to us for the jokes or stories anyway, but hopefully you’re here because you wish … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Glenmorangie Nectar D’or Review

One of the unfortunate side effects of traversing through the whisky world for any good number of years is the inevitable boredom that ensues whether through plain snobbery or palate … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

Glenmorangie LaSanta Review

Newcomers to the whisky scene should consider themselves lucky these days. If you’re into a diverse selection and variety of whisky styles on the shelf, then my fine friend, it’s … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Russell’s Reserve Rye Review

If Rittenhouse Rye is for the bourbon lover, Lot 40 for the Canadian purist, and Whistle Pig Boss Hog for the rye sadist, then Russell’s Reserve Rye is rye’s elegance. … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lot No. 40 Canadian Whisky Review

Depending on the choice of liquor joint, at least here in Spokane, a curious pass through any given Canadian aisle evokes a gentle weeping at the lack of quality choices. It is not as … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

Heritage Distilling Company Elk Rider Blended Whiskey Review

If you are uncontrollably wealthy, skip this first paragraph, for you may not understand our line of thinking. The Spokane Whiskey Club is made up of working individuals, slaying the … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

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