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[24 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 486 views]
High West American Prairie Reserve

About 50 years ago (so it feels, but it’s really a year or so ago I think – correct me if i am Wrong, Sjoerd) my mate Sjoerd who writes the brilliant whisky blog – Malt Fascination, and a very cool dude, arranged another one of his famous bottle shares. Meaning, he buys a few bottles of good whisky, and …

Amrican, Headline, Tasting Notes, Westward, single malt, whiskey »

[28 May 2014 | No Comment | 472 views]
Westward Small Batch Oregon Straight Malt Whiskey

Time for a bit of a change, with an American single malt whiskey made in Oregon in small quantities  from 100% malted barley grown in the Pacific Northwest. Fermented with a traditional ale yeast and distilled in copper pots, the spirit is aged in new charred oak for more than 2 years. I was given a sample of this whiskey …

Headline, Independent Bottling, Moonshine, whiskey »

[13 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 646 views]
Tasting some Moonshine

Moonshine. Sounds exciting Illegal and drives your imagination into picturing illicit stills somewhere in the open prairies of the USA, right? I guess so. I do not have a lot of experience with Moonshine (or shine for short), but I was very excited when this wee sample arrived at my doorstep (or rather, I had to frigging go and pick …

Amrican, Buffalo Trace, Featured, Headline, High West, Rye, Tasting Notes »

[2 Jan 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,005 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 …

Bourbon, Corner Creek, Headline, Pappy Van Winkle, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[1 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 975 views]
Tasting Pappy Van Winkle  15 and Corner Creek

Post Thanksgiving, two drops of liquid Americana. One is dirt cheap ($20 in the USA) and the other one a much hyped and sought after Pappy Van Winkle 15 which costs, well a lot, that is if you can buy it (Demand and Supply. and it’s in bloody crazy demand). Those two lovely drams were part of a 3 sample …

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[1 Aug 2012 | One Comment | 1,518 views]
California Whiskey

Today a guest post by an american whiskey friend of ours Mack M.

Mack McConnell is Whisk(e)y fan and enthusiast. he  lives in San Francisco, CA. and  recently founded Taster’s Club – a Whisky club that sends quality whisky every month to all it’s members and helps them learn about them in the process. he has recently started blogging about what …

Bourbon, Elijah Craig, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[27 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,481 views]
Tasting Elijah Craig 18 Single Barrel

Time to taste some of the samples I’ve got from my good friend Josh (@cooperedtot). I’ve tasted the EC 12 before and liked it a lot, this one sadly is not available anymore, and discontinued due to lack of older stock so I am told. It’s an 18 year old single barrel Bourbon named after the Reverend Elijah Craig, who …

Amrican, Featured, Headline, Rittenhouse, Rye, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[11 Apr 2012 | 4 Comments | 1,514 views]
Some Rye : Rittenhouse 100 proof bottled for The Whisky Exchange

Either you like Rye, or you don’t stand it. I happen to like that stuff, and though it’s not easy getting them here or for the matter in Europe, I do take pleasure in trying new expressions from time to time. When I visited Whisky Live last week I was given a wee sample of this one by a good …

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[6 Nov 2011 | 5 Comments | 1,918 views]
Tasting Stranahan’s Colorado whisky

A little change today, with an American malt whiskey. Made of barley. and In Colorado. Eighty per cent of the barley used to distil this one  is grown in Colorado with the remainder coming from the Rocky Mountain region, which is nice. The process is interesting : The barley goes through a roller mill and then into 30 barrel mash-tun  …

Amrican, Antique Collection, Bourbon, Buffalo Trace, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, wheated »

[20 Sep 2011 | 4 Comments | 2,101 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 …