Tag Archives: Single malt

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2013

One of our favorite whiskies is Kilchoman Machir Bay 2012. We love the balanced flavors of fresh autumn leaves and peat smoke. You can read our full review on that whisky here. Kilchoman, one of the newer Islay distilleries, releases … Continue reading

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Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength Batch 5

Most distilleries offer a cask strength version of their whisky. Cask strength means that it is unfiltered (save barrier-filtering which removes any floating particles) and is bottled directly from the aging cask. Laphroaig creates annual versions of their 10 year old cask … Continue reading

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Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

Glenmorangie is a distillery famous for specializing in “finishing” whiskies, sometimes referred to as “extra maturation”. A process where after the whisky ages for the majority of its life in one type of barrel (or cask), it is then transported to … Continue reading

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Talisker Storm

The trend for many Scottish distilleries over the last several years has been to annually release a unique special edition whisky. In the middle of last year, Talisker’s 2013 special release hit the market. It just now became available in Western … Continue reading

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The Young Americans Pt. 4

One of the most internationally touted American single malt whiskies is with out question the Balcones Texas Single Malt Whisky. BWG had our first taste of what Balcones distillery out of Waco Texas had to offer earlier this year, when we … Continue reading

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The Balvenie Single Barrel 15

Finishing up our posts on the Hurd Orchards dinner tasting, we close with the dessert round whisky pairing. We chose a Speyside whisky which tend to be light, rich and sweet. We thought that combination would coalesce well with the … Continue reading

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The Young Americans Pt. 3

Clear Creek Distillery is an Oregon based company that has been producing artisan versions of traditional European spirits for over 28 years. They manufacture a wide variety of spirits which include eaux de vie, grappas, pot stilled brandy, liqueurs and … Continue reading

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Ardbeg 10

BWG’s October theme of smoked whiskies brings us to a mainstay of the whisky world – the famously smokey Ardbeg 10. This celebrated whisky is marked “The Ultimate Islay Single Malt” on the label and was considered as such by Jim Murray’s … Continue reading

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The Young Americans Pt. 1

American whiskey has long been dominated by the massive commercial brand and now, with the recent surge in popularity of whiskey, exceptional small and aspiring craft distillers have the means to get their product in front of whiskey drinkers that … Continue reading

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Laphroaig 18

For BWG October equals changing leaves, pumpkin pie, tweed jackets, cool evenings and warm fires. Smokey whiskies are now in season and we thought an excellent place to start would be with one of the kings of smoke, Laphroaig. Since … Continue reading

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