USA/Canada

Wild Turkey Rare Breed

October 22, 2010
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A high class bourbon that is perfectly drinkable at the original strength. Rich, complex and mature without being overly woody. – Rating: 86/100

Glen Breton 10 yo Ice Wine Barrel

August 26, 2010

The unusual maturation in an ice wine barrel results in a gorgeous whisky that does not have to hide behind its cousins from Sctotland. With malts like that, this Canadian distillery can proudly bear the Glen in its name! – Rating: 86/100

Elijah Craig 12 yo

July 17, 2010
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A bourbon with a rich and creamy mouthfeel and very complex flavours. Quite some wood influence but it is not overpwering the other aromas. – Rating: 85/100

High West Rendezvous Rye

May 1, 2010

This rye has an extraordinary nose, on the palate it seems bit shy at first but soon develops an amazing complexity. A quite sophisticated whiskey that should be enjoyed neat to show all of its qualities. – Score: 87/100

Bulleit Bourbon

April 30, 2010
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For my taste, the aromas on the palate are not strong enough to balance out the rather distinct spiciness. But it’s still a fairly good value for the money. – Score: 79/100

Woodford Reserve

April 26, 2010
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A richly flavoured bourbon with a fruity nose and a spicy palate. A very good value whiskey. – Score: 84/100

Canadian Club

April 20, 2010
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It reminds a little of whisky for just a few seconds, then you are left with a generic ethanol aftertaste. Use it as flavoured vodka to beef up your long drinks. Avoid drinking it neat. – Score: 30/100

Jim Beam Distillers Series No.1

April 5, 2010

The nose is a bit “chemical”, but the palate is quite nice, albeit a bit spirity. Much better than the standard bottling but still no true winner. – Score: 75/100

Maker’s Mark Red Seal

October 6, 2009
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Quite spicy with just a slight fruitiness. Rather complex but the bitterness pulls it down a bit. – Score: 74/100

Rittenhouse Rye 100 Proof

July 21, 2009

Definitely more “edgy” than a bourbon. Very dominant wood influence that you have to like in order to appreciate the whisky. I do. – Score: 82/100