Tomintoul Tlàth

tomintoul TlàthMalt Mileage Rating: ★★★★

Type: Single malt

Origin: Speyside, Scotland 

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Benromach Château Cissac

Benromach Chateau Cissac

Benromach Château Cissac is matured in first fill ex-bourbon casks and then finished for 20 months in hand selected ex-wine casks from Château Cissac, which is a winery in the Haut-Médoc appellation of the Bordeaux wine region of France.  Continue reading

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Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select (Barrel No. 15-2739)

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Malt Mileage Rating: ★★★★★

Type: Tennessee whiskey

Origin: Tennessee, United States

ABV: 45%

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Westland Sherry Wood American single malt whiskey

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Malt Mileage Rating: ★★★★★

Type: Single malt whiskey

Origin: Seattle, United States

ABV: 46% Continue reading

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Westland American Oak American single malt whiskey

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Malt Mileage Rating: ★★★★☆

Type: Single malt whiskey

Origin: Seattle, United States

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Mackmyra Midnattssol (Birch Sap Finish) Swedish whisky

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Mackmyra Midnattssol is a limited edition release by Sweden’s Mackmyra distillery. It is aged in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks, and casks made from both American and Swedish oak.  It is then finished in casks that previously held birch sap wine. 

What is birch sap wine? Let me explain.

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Is that “award winning whisky” really an award winning whisky?

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Imagine you are on a road trip and a sign reading “Bottle Shop” catches your eye. You slow down the car, to the sound of your partner’s sigh. ‘Lets go have a look’, you say. After some excellent negotiation on your part, you both venture into the shop to look at all the goodies. There, you find all sorts of “award winning” whiskies that sell out like hot cakes in more wealthy inner city localities. You cannot believe your eyes! Two whiskies catch your eyes: a single cask single malt and a rye whiskey. The single cask single malt which you see won the title of the world’s best single malt, while the rye whiskey that sits before your eyes was named the best whisk(e)y in the world by the world’s most famous whisk(e)y critic. Since the awards, the prices of these whiskies have skyrocketed and they are nowhere to be found. Until now.  There they sit, with the words “world’s best single malt” and “world’s best whiskey” on the bottles. It is enough to get any whisky aficionado excited.

Your reaction is to buy! After all, they are the best whiskies in the world.

Or are they?

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