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Booker’s Small Batch Review

Frederick Booker Noe II, grandson of Jim Beam, started working at his family’s distillery in Clermont, KY in 1951. During this time, Bourbon did not enjoy the rock star status … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Glenfiddich 15 “Solera Reserve” Review

There are some disturbingly silly whisky descriptors out there. For example, I have read in more than a few reviews the aroma/taste of “wet rock.” What’s even more silly is … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt Review

Craft Distilling seems to be holding some gems within its midst. These can be difficult to find when the 9th new distillery opens up in your town to offer yet … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Years Old Review

It took me two years to get this damned bottle of whiskey. Quite frankly, I forgot I was even on the waiting list until they called me. I slowly came … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Woodinville Bourbon Review

The craft distilling industry is succeeding on a few levels. The most important of which is innovation, ever rare in the crowded marketplace. Non-traditional grains, unorthodox finishing, old school comebacks … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Review

During the early 1960’s, blended Scotch was dominant. It is still dominant, but back then there was no single malt market to speak of. The Grant Family, owners of Glenfiddich, … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Review

As a global brand since the early 50’s, Chivas Regal has secured a healthy market share envied by most brands, I imagine. Available in virtually ever bar, store and perhaps … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Glenmorangie Finealta Review

On the same night of our Shackleton whisky tasting, we sampled, not coincidentally, Glenmorangie Finealta, a new Private Edition from Dr. Bill Lumsden, Head of Distilling and Whisky Creation for the … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shackleton’s Whisky – Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky – Review

My fascination with Ernest Shackleton and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration began in an IMAX theater. Some friends and I happened upon an IMAX establishment at the Mall of … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Redbreast 15 Year Old Pure Pot Still Review

It really is a shame when we read or hear someone speak ill of the Irish category. There is a decent level of variety within this style with plenty to … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Powers John’s Lane Release Review

In a world saturated with bottle after bottle of Jameson, Bushmills and Tullamore Dew, it’s hard to find something different to sample. Any trip to a local liquor store is telling: … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Michael Collins 10 Year Old Single Malt Review

When you go through as many whiskies as we do, it’s crucial to seek out what is different to keep things interesting. The same is true for the individual for a … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

John L. Sullivan “The Ten Count” Review

Friends, if you are not a regular viewer of CNN, allow me to share with you a recent press release from your trusted Spokane Whiskey Club: it is with great … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Review

Folks, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I can also confidently state that Bourbon is pretty good at present for the most part. However, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t welcome … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

Blanton’s Single Barrel Review

My bottle of Blanton’s Single Barrel sat undisturbed in the cabinet for about 8 months. I daily resisted opening it up and sampling the legendary spirit known throughout the bourbon … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

W.L. Weller 12 Year Old Review

A few years back, while visiting one of my go to liquor joints, I spotted a curious set of bottles on the top shelf in the bourbon aisle. They all … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 3 Comments

What Makes a Connoisseur?

There are three stages of whisky enjoyment: 1) Beginner 2) Snob 3) Connoisseur. The first stage is often the most fun. Everything is new. We are open to trying most … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

W. L. Weller Special Reserve Review

So there I was, at a local liquor store in Spokane, WA. The ever helpful clerk was happily showing me recommendations for a nice bourbon. I found it rather odd … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Review

You see folks, the world of Single Malt is a rather small one. The market’s insatiable appetite for blends devours roughly 90% of all whisky production for the numerous brands. The … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

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