logo

My Handcrafted Opinions on Whiskies, Distilleries and Other Related Stuff

Most Recent Whisky

Most Recent Whisky Review

Kilchoman USA Small Batch No.1

This 48.5% ABV bottling comes from batch No. 1 (of 1260 bottles) and is labelled as bourbon, sherry and port cask matured. This was my first Kilchoman purchase in a long time but I am a bit of a sucker for Port influenced whiskies and I am really glad I found this one. The nose is classic Islay with salt, seaweed and smoke in abundance. Maritime whisky notes dominate with some iodine and seaweed at low tide. The taste starts sweet with dried fruits, marzipan, barley sugar and then some salty notes add balance. A Christmas cake left on the beach. The finish manages to be both spicy and sweet and even minty and dries out leaving smoke. With water gets a little creamier and sweeter and some black pepper appears in the finish. There is a lot going on here and the three casks all show their influence on the finished product.

Read More
  • Sunday, 22 March 2020 13:56

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #49

    Written by

    Location: Georgia James, Houston, TX

    Date: March 2020

    Price: $11.00 USD (22 x 2)

    Recipe: Menu says "Rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, angostura"

    Garnish: None

    Served: Rocks

    Comments: First "to go" Manhattan under relaxed TX laws due to COVID 19 was great one

    What is this about? Check out  http://www.somanywhiskies.com/item/749-the-manhattan-project-ii

    Leave a comment

    Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

    Whiskies Tried...

    Total to Date: 678

    Distilleries

    Visited to Date: 66

    Follow Me on Twitter!

    Random Whisky

    Adnams Spirit of Broadside

    Should I count this as the unspecified “Adnams” product for my 101 Whiskies World Whiskies to Try Before You Die count because technically this is not whisky? It is actually distilled beer (Broadside Bitter to be exact), listed online as an eau de vie and bottled at 43% abv. However as they haven’t released anything else yet (as I write it is February 2013) I will count it for now and see what happens.   What are you going to do? Call the blog police? I thought not. The nose is beery. Surprisingly beery. A little leathery note as well, it reminded me (I have no idea why) of the menswear section in a department store. Perhaps I am going a little insane. The taste is intensely sweet at first, then spicy with malt and hoppy fruitiness which then fades to a beery finish combined with some toasty oakiness. This stuff is a total mindf***.   It tastes a lot like what it is, highly concentrated beer syrup. Imagine what you might get for a beer making Soda Stream… which by the way is a BRILLIANT idea.