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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 · 2 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

Heritage Distilling Company Elk Rider Rye Review

One of craft distilling’s finest achievements is their part in the resurgence of rye whiskey. In my opinion, the new ryes we see from many of these small producers are … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Heritage Distilling Company Elk Rider Bourbon Review

Before we present Heritage Distilling Company’s Elk Rider Bourbon, allow us to briefly set the dinner table for you… We fell in head first, with hope undaunted, this whole craft … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rittenhouse Rye Bottled in Bond Review

Depending on the temperature of any given whiskey market, popular demand tends to drive new offerings to the shelf, and for rye fans what a grand time it is right … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Parker’s Heritage Collection Promise of Hope Review

The 7th edition of the Parker’s Heritage Collection issues a declarative answer to a simple question: what does a Master Distiller prefer to drink if given the ability to control it’s … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Parker’s Heritage Collection Blend of Mashbills Review

For Bourbon freak boys the annual fall release season is Christmas. In fact, I’m sure if you asked one of these poor, lonely people to choose between Christmas morning and … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Parker’s Heritage Collection Wheated Mash Bill 10yr Review

  The Parker’s Heritage Collection began in 2007 as an annual fall release of premium bourbon. The brand’s namesake, Parker Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill Distillery, hand selects and … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ardbeg Corryvreckan Review

Disclaimer: Rejoice, for this whisky review by the ever useful SWC will NOT mention the boring as hell factoid that Ardbeg Corryvrecken is named after the world’s third largest whirlpool. … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ardbeg Uigeadail Review

Warning: today’s write up is going to contain much whisky geekery, a bit of a departure from our normal, more approachable style. Just go with it. Revel in it.   … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

Ardbeg 10 Years Old Review

The Peaty Paradox. That’s what they call it. The paradox is simply the strange mix of smoke and sweet mingled together in the glass as you smell and sip. The … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tyrconnell Single Malt Review

As opposed to the wine world, we in the wonderful world of whiskey do not often experience the dreaded “bad bottle.” Oxidation, sulpher, and acidity attack wine bottles with a … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Connemara 12 Year Old Review

The path to Peated Glory is either a long, painful and strange one or you zip through it in no time at all. It depends on what your palate is ready … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Forty Creek Barrel Select Review

  Apparently, we Yanks in the US have a sweet tooth like you wouldn’t believe. We put sugar in things where it most certainly does not belong. We put sugar … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Compass Box Hedonism Review

Have you ever looked at your bottles and been in the mood for something a bit decadent on the tongue? If so, Compass Box’s “Hedonism” is worth the consideration. While … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Review

Ask any craft distiller about the difficulty of launching a new, competitive brand of whisky into the marketplace and they will likely start crying. While a tall order, what’s even … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Glenfiddich 18 Year Old Review

The market is a cruel, cold lady to any new startup. She’s especially unkind to the startup distillery. So you want to offer your two year old whisk(e)y that no one … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva Review

The Glass Case. You’re allowed to look, but never touch. You’ll never be able to afford those bottles, so why get yourself worked up? Just keep moving along to your … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 12 Year Old Lot “B” Review

The Pappy Van Winkle brand must be one of the more bizarre stories in the whiskey world. From fairly quiet beginnings to now the most in demand bourbon in the … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

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