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[2 Jan 2014 | 3 Comments | 765 views]
Two Whiskeys to start 2014–Stagg Jr & High West Double Rye

Again, two samples I got from Phil, this time American whiskeys I’ve yet to try. I did try the older version of the Stagg a few years ago (and a few weeks ago the latest batch), and High west Rendezvous a long time ago. These are quite different, one a very spicy Rye and the other, well, a cask proof …

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[11 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,200 views]
Tasting McAfee’s Benchmark Old # 8

Before we begin let’s get over with the jokes about this being distilled by an Anti-virus software company and all  (quite a few remarks i got online when i posted about trying this one).  this Whiskey is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (meaning it has more than 50% corn content in it’s mash bill), but is also meant to contain …

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[22 Sep 2011 | One Comment | 2,409 views]
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Take IV : Sazerac 18

Perhaps the most well known whisky of the Antique Collection, after winning Murray’s Whisky bible whisky of the year in his 2010 edition and scoring a whopping 97.5 /100 score .  Again, this is a straight Rye whisky, which means at least 51% of it is Rye. So how good is this whisky, does it deserve the title? Let’s see.

Sazerac …

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[20 Sep 2011 | 4 Comments | 2,021 views]
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Take III : William Larue Weller 2010 Release

This is third post featuring bottles from the B.Trace Antique collection bottle share organized by Sjoerd.
This baby is a wheated Bourbon, and as such offers a milder , yet rich Bourbon not as bity as the Rye, but very different from the standard Bourbon profile. It’s aged for 12 years, having been distilled in 1998, and aged on the fourth …

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[19 Sep 2011 | 3 Comments | 2,166 views]
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Take II : Thomas H. Handy Sazerac 2010

So, we continue our little journey through the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, and this time with the T.H.Handy 2010, straight Rye.I’m quite fond of rye whiskies, and this one is no exception. It turned out to be a fab example of rye whiskies. This one should be around 6 years of age, and is bottled at a whopping Cask strength …

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[30 Aug 2011 | One Comment | 2,069 views]
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Take I : Eagle Rare 17

I started my BT Antique collection voyage with this 17 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. At 45% ABV, it is one of the weaker expressions in the Antique Collection (where some are way over 60, and even over 70%), but it’s a good one.

Eagle Rare, 17yo, 45% , £90 (@MoM)
Nose: Sweet N’ spicy with some balsamic,Golden Syrup,and a nutty …

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[8 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 1,400 views]
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2010  – bottle share

Bottle share. What a nice idea. You get to sample quite a few exquisite bottles, for the cost of less than a bottle. Cool eh? Bu really, bottle share are a very cool way to try a lot of new whiskies without committing and buying the whole bottle. My good whisky friend Sjoerd D.H (and a great whisky blogger on …