whisky

Nikka Coffey Grain Japanese Whisky Review

January 4th, 2015|

Nikka Coffey Grain Japanese Whisky Review

Nikka

By: Steven Rodia

Proof:  90Proof (45% ABV), No Age Statement (Generally aged between 8-12 years)

Rating: 4 Barrels (4 out of 5)

Produced in Nikka’s Miyagikyo location, this whisky was distilled using a Coffey still imported from Scotland in the early 1960’s.  Coffey stills are said to give the flavors of a whisky more character than the modern continuous still can impart.  The grain used in the mash bill is mostly corn with a [...]

FEW Spirits Rye Whiskey Review

February 11th, 2014|

FEW 

 By: Fork & Stave

Proof:  93 Proof (46.5% ABV), Aged “Less than four years”

Rating: 4 Barrels (4 out of 5)

While I’m not able to purchase it in my local market yet, I was able to get my hands on a sample of FEW Spirits Rye Whiskey release.  Whisky Advocate’s 2013 Craft Whiskey of the Year wears a very sharp embossed paper label depicting the fountain outside the Chicago World’s Fair.  Born of a small craft distillery in Evanston, IL, at the hands of Paul Hletko, FEW Rye [...]

The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch 12 Year Single Barrel Review

October 23rd, 2013|

Balvenie

The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch 12 Year Single Barrel Review

By: Fork & Stave

Proof: 95.6 Proof (47.8% ABV)

Cask Number: 12745   Bottle Number: 27

Rating:  4 Barrels(4 out of 5)

While I was in London this past Spring for work, I visited a local liquor store, looking for something unique.  After explaining my love for American whiskey to the shop owner and describing the taste profiles I enjoy in a great dram, he pointed me [...]