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High West Light Whiskey Review

So, you may have noticed that it's been a while since my last post. Unfortunately, the "real world" (i.e., paying work) has been keeping me extra busy, but thankfully things are easing up just in time for summer. And just in time for the coming warm weather, I've gotten my hands on  a new whiskey … [Read More...]

Tasting - Featured

High West Bourye Review

If you've been following my blog for a while, you've probably gotten a sense of some of the things I love. Among the many are 1) Fun, unique whiskies, 2) MGP Ryes, and 3) Product transparency. Today, I have the pleasure of reviewing a whiskey that hits all three of these: High West Bourye. As a … [Read More...]

Hedonism - Tasting Setup

Compass Box Hedonism

This is the first of a series in Compass Box Whisky reviews. Look for the next several coming very soon! In an industry where brands often pride themselves on their age, long lineage, and adherence to rigorous  traditions, Compass Box Whisky is something of an anomaly. As a brand founded by an … [Read More...]

The Lineup - Cover

Co-Hosting a “Super Tasting”

If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that I spend a consider amount of time at Spirit World, and I've written about a number of awesome events I've attended there, including last year's "Super Tasting" of nine rare whiskies. Almost exactly a year after that event, I had a very … [Read More...]

Compass Box Campaign for Transparency - Header

Support Whisky Transparency!

Recently, Compass Box Whisky has been in the news over the labeling on some of their blended malt whiskies. In contrast to the increasingly frequent stories about brands phasing out age statements from their packaging, Compass Box instead was catching heat for being too transparent in their … [Read More...]

Metze's Select Bourbon - A Dram Good Drink

Metze’s Select Bourbon Review

Over the past couple of years the name Midwest Grain Products (MGP Ingredients) has become increasingly well known (some may say "infamous") in the world of American whiskey. Though the company has been around in one fashion or another since the mid-1800s, but they more or less live behind the … [Read More...]

Yes, that is a sparkly octopus on my Christmas tree.

I’m Back! (and Angel’s Envy Rye Review)

Hi Everyone! First of all, yes, I still exist! I can't believe it's been over two months since my last blog post. Sorry for keeping you all waiting! Work really ramped up in November and December, and coupled with the holidays there just wasn't much time left over for posting. Don't worry though, … [Read More...]

Timorous Kitty

Timorous Beastie Review

Independent Bottlers Douglas Laing & Co. caught my attention when I tried Big Peat Christmas Edition back in January and was pleasantly surprised by just how skillfully they captured the peaty spirit of Islay in a blended malt. I've since learned that Big Peat is now part of a series of blended … [Read More...]

Malort Flight

The Real Demon Drink: Malört and Friends

You guys have heard me talk about goings on at Spirit World plenty of times before. But this Monday night was different. Late at night, after the store closed to the general public, several of us retreated to their tasting room to experience true horrors the likes of which many mouths are unprepared … [Read More...]

The Anytimer

Happy National Bourbon Heritage Month

First of all, sorry for the massive lag between posts this month. Work has been keeping me busy, and time's just gotten away from me. I should be settling into a routine now, and so the posting should be back on a more-or-less regular schedule. With that out of the way - Happy National Bourbon … [Read More...]

Tasting - Featured

High West Bourye Review

If you've been following my blog for a while, you've probably gotten a sense of some of the things I love. Among the many are 1) Fun, unique whiskies, 2) MGP Ryes, … [Read More...]

Hedonism - Tasting Setup

Compass Box Hedonism

This is the first of a series in Compass Box Whisky reviews. Look for the next several coming very soon! In an industry where brands often pride themselves on … [Read More...]