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August 2020 - Scotch, Irish & World Whisk(e)y

August 2020 - Scotch, Irish & World Whisk(e)y
This month's Spirits feature is Scotch, Irish & World Whisk(e)y

Scotch, Irish & World Whisk(e)y Reviews

Speyburn 15 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
94 points
A rich, chewy, lasting Speyside malt that satisfies; beautifully textured with deep layers of flavor.
Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye Irish Whiskey
93 points
A fantastic Irish Whiskey with lively fruit aromas and a complex, blossoming palate; engaging.
The Legendary Silkie Dark Irish Blended Whiskey
93 points
A peated Irish Blended Whiskey with unique flavors; a worthy dram sipped neat or mixed into thoughtful stirred cocktails.
93 points $42.99
Kilbeggan Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
93 points
A vivacious Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey with undulating high notes of peach and ginger with sultry, chocolatey undertones.
Archie Rose Rye Malt Whisky
93 points
A full-flavor spice cabinet of a whiskey with a creamy mouthfeel; style and character for days.
Jura Tide 21 Year Old Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
A dreamy Island malt with rich notes of grilled biscuit, sea spray and hints of menthol; divine.
Jura Journey Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
92 points
A malty, chewy single malt scotch whisky to pair with chocolates of even the main course.
Old Pulteney 15 Year Old North Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
92 points
A lengthy and uplifting aperitif-style whiskey that will make stupendous highballs; a lively and joyous palate that dances on the tongue.
Tenjaku Blended Japanese Whisky
91 points
A rock solid Japanese blended whisky with nice balance; a good bridge for traditional Scotch whisky drinkers.
91 points $39.99
Jura 12 Year Old Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
91 points
A robust, toasty single malt that sweeps across the palate with a chewy saunter.
Archie Rose White Rye Unaged Whisky
91 points
A round and mild unaged whiskey with delicate nuances; a fun one to sip on the rocks.
Hibiki Harmony Blended Japanese Whisky
91 points
A delicate, understated, sherry-influenced whisky that delivers lasting complex flavor.
Kilbeggan Traditional Blended Irish Whiskey
90 points
A silky smooth Irish whiskey with a palate-pleasing flavor profile and versatile style; sip, mix and shoot.
LISMORE Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
89 points
Best Buy
A soft Speyside single malt with a gentle persuasion.
89 points $19 Best Buy
Starward Nova Single Malt Whisky
89 points
A spicy, malty whisky with a chewy, flavorful finish.
Starward Two-Fold Double Grain Whisky
88 points
A complex, twisting and turning craft whiskey that offers something truly different to the whiskey-curious.
The Legendary Silkie Irish Blended Whiskey
88 points
A fruity Irish Whiskey with peppery heat and grassy undertones.
88 points $39.99
Grand Royal Smooth Whisky
84 points
Best Buy
A fruity, creamy whiskey for cocktails.
84 points $3 Best Buy
Hye-Land 12 Year Old Small Batch Single Malt Armenian Whiskey
81 points
A mixer-ready whisky.
81 points $27.99