Tag Archives: Whiskey

The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley

Bruichladdich, one of BWG’s favorite Scottish distillers recently discontinued their “Laddie 10” flagship bottling and replaced it with The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley. We loved the Laddie 10 (you can read that review here), so we were not happy to … Continue reading

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Ardbeg Uigeadail

Recently, we here at BWG have inadvertently relegated our Ardbeg consumption to their special annual releases (you can read all our Ardbeg reviews here) and seem to have overlooked some of their more regularly available stuff. That has been a mistake… Ardbeg Uigeadail’s nose is … Continue reading

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The Balvenie

The Balvenie is a Speyside distillery that creates a wide range of single malt whiskies. They span from a baseline 12 year old, to a high-end 50 year old mammoth of a whisky. The Balvenie has the ability to please both … Continue reading

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Ardbeg Auriverdes

Ardbeg’s annual special release is easily one of the most anticipated events in the whisky world. This year to BWG’s delight, Ardbeg decided to do a simultaneous world wide unveiling and distribution of their 2014 special release, Auriverdes. Buffalo’s allotment … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 12

Caol Ila is an Islay distillery that has been in production since 1846. They were acquired in 1972 by what is now the whisky and spirits mega giant, Diageo. Caol Ila’s entry level whisky is their 12 year old single malt. It … Continue reading

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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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The Classic Mint Julep

When the Kentucky Derby approaches each year, BWG always takes the opportunity to partake in the obligatory consumption of whiskey via the Kentucky Derby’s official drink, The Mint Julep. Most often we construct our mint juleps with Woodford Reserve bourbon. However, to spice … 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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Hutch’s

Hutch’s restaurant is a Buffalo fine dining favorite that has been steadily serving the local community for years. BWG learned that Hutch’s has recently overhauled the identity of their bar to that of a whisky leaning. Naturally, we had to see … 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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