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July 2022 - World Whiskey

July 2022 - World Whiskey
This month's Spirits feature is World Whiskey

World Whiskey Reviews

Midleton Dair Ghaelach Kylebeg Wood Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
98 points
$350
A powerful yet graceful and flavorful Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey that has a spicy, high-octane mouthfeel without overwhelming the palate.
Awards: 2022 Best Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey
Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
97 points
$159.99
A distinguished, complex and fruit-forward Taiwanese Whisky with apple and pear aromas balancing out the grains.
Awards: 2022 Best Taiwanese Whisky
97 points $159.99
Redbreast 27 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Batch 2
97 points
$599
Inviting balance of sweet and spicy with some serious age, layers of contemplative flavors make this a true Whiskey drinker's dram.
Kavalan Distillery Reserve Peated Malt Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
96 points
$89.99
A smoky, salty, and just plain beautiful savory sipper.
96 points $89.99
Blue Spot 7 Year Old Cask Strength Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
96 points
$90
A rich powerhouse of a Whiskey that deserves attention and absolutely delivers with waves of fruity and spicy flavors.
Bimber Single Malt London Whisky Batch 3
96 points
$121
A big and beautiful Whisky with a savory nose and fresh fruit on the palate.
Awards: 2022 Best English Whisky
Knappogue Castle 21 Year Old Exclusive Cask Vatting Single Malt Irish Whiskey
96 points
$212
An incredible example of Irish Whiskey; lush and balanced flavors, extraordinarily well done.
Awards: 2022 Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Redbreast 21 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
96 points
$230
Pastry dough and dried fruits only hint at the age and complexity of this seriously delicious sipper.
Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
96 points
$257.99
This Whisky wakes up every flavor receptor and will be a striking pairing with a dessert cheese course.
96 points $257.99
Jameson Bow Street 18 Year Old Cask Strength Irish Blended Whiskey
96 points
$277
A bold and spicy Whiskey to pair with any momentous occasion or your favorite cigar.
Awards: 2022 Best Irish Blended Whiskey
Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
96 points
$288
A focused Whiskey with sweet and sunny flavors with hints of sea salt; would make a lovely pairing with oysters.
Kavalan Solist Moscatel Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
96 points
$599.99
A Whisky rich in rounded mocha notes and hints of savory meats laden with loads of ripe fruit that would pair excellently with a cigar.
96 points $599.99
Kavalan Distillery Select No. 2 Single Malt Whisky
95 points
$59.99
A sweet, spicy, and floral Single Malt with layers of complexity that is just delicious.
95 points $59.99
Kavalan Distillery Reserve Rum Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
95 points
$89.99
A truly incredible barrel strength Single Malt that is complex and roasty, yet remains floral.
95 points $89.99
Yellow Spot 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
95 points
$92
A benchmark example of Irish Whiskey and the tremendous class of the pot still category.
Aberlour ABunadh Cask Strength Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
95 points
$99
A mature, rich, and opulent Speyside Single Malt with full-bodied intensity to sip after dinner and possibly with a cigar.
Awards: 2022 Best Speyside Single Malt Scotch
Bimber 12 Year Aged Apogee XII Pure Malt English Whisky
95 points
$104
A world-class Whisky that will keep those kilted cousins on notice.
Red Spot 15 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
95 points
$150
A delicious Whiskey using excellent casks; sip all day or make a very fine highball.
Midleton Very Rare 2022 Irish Blended Whiskey
95 points
$226
A warming Irish Blended Whiskey that has a wonderful nose and a complex, peppery palate.
Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
95 points
$469.99
A lush Taiwanese Whisky tasting of red and tropical dried fruits brewed in a savory black tea.
95 points $469.99
Kavalan Solist Amontillado Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
95 points
$599.99
Rich and nutty with notes of lingering dried fruits, this is a crowd pleasing dessert Whisky.
95 points $599.99
Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
95 points
$599.99
A high proof, flavorful stunner that caters to a fortified wine lover.
95 points $599.99
Bushmills Black Bush Irish Blended Whiskey
94 points
$31
A proper benchmark Irish Whiskey with subtle notes of vanilla bean and fresh cut grass.
Timah Double Peated Blended Whisky
94 points
$50
A delicious peat-forward Whisky that is stellar on its own or in a complex cocktail.
Awards: 2022 Best Blended Whisky
Powers Three Swallow Release Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
94 points
$53
Tasting of brioche, brown sugar, and bananas, this Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey leaves you wanting more and thinking you can convert your bourbon drinking friends.
Bushmills 12 Year Old Irish Single Malt Whiskey
94 points
$59
A fruit and grain balanced Irish Single Malt with vanilla and spice from the oak that could be sipped all day, but with complexity such that it deserves to be savored.
Aberlour Casg Annamh Triple Cask Matured Single Malt Speyside Scotch Whisky
94 points
$64
A delicious, lightly smoked Scotch Whisky that caresses the palate and smells like it was distilled in a bygone era.
Amrut Bagheera Indian Single Malt Whisky
94 points
$70
A delightful Indian Whiskey with beautiful fruit, grain, light peat and barrel aromas to savor all day.
Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
94 points
$70
A gorgeous, luscious fruit-forward Whiskey with an all day long texture and mouth-coating flavors that linger on the palate.
Green Spot Chateau Montelena Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
94 points
$80
A warming and charming irish Whiskey that brings delightful spicy pot still character to the party.
Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
94 points
$84
A classic, lovely Whisky with excellent Sherry cask influence; serve with poached salmon topped with honeyed walnuts and some green apple for acidity.
Aberlour ABunadh Alba Cask Strength Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
94 points
$89
A delightfully complex spice bomb with citrus brightness that makes this a perfect summer sipping Scotch.
Morris Rutherglen Muscat Barrel Finished Australian Single Malt Whisky
94 points
$90
An excellent Whisky that demonstrates world-class quality while maintaining Australian terroir.
Awards: 2022 Best Australian Whisky
Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
94 points
$107
Citrus forward and warming, this is a lovely Whiskey that will appeal to Irish and Scotch Whisky drinkers alike.
Kavalan Podium Single Malt Whisky
94 points
$128.99
This Whisky smells sweet and fruity but drinks dry; pair it with a rich grilled meat dish or enjoy with dark chocolates for dessert.
94 points $128.99
Bushmills 16 Year Old Irish Single Malt Whiskey
94 points
$149
A structured, elegant, and balanced Irish Malt for uncomplicated sipping.
Jameson 18 Year Old Irish Blended Whiskey
94 points
$226
An impressive Whiskey with sweet grains and rich fruit sure to delight.
Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition Irish Blended Whiskey
93 points
$35
An balanced and sweet Irish Whiskey capable of converting your Bourbon drinking friends.
Fior Blended Scotch Whisky
93 points
$39
An excellent all-around blended Scotch for sipping and cocktail applications.
Pearse Lyons 12 Year Irish Single Malt Whiskey
93 points
$59
A scrumptious menagerie of fruited confections drizzled in vanilla and chocolate.
Morris Rutherglen Signature Australian Single Malt Whisky
93 points
$60
A complex, decadently malty Whisky that will pleasantly accompany your coffee and biscuit afternoon break.
Green Spot Leoville Barton Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
93 points
$76
A really delicious Whiskey with voluptuous grain and great oak management, meant to be drank neat.
Morris Rutherglen Muscat Barrel Finished Australian Single Malt Whisky
93 points
$90
A complex, well-aged, fruity, and savory Whisky to sip and contemplate.
METHOD AND MADNESS Single Malt Irish Whiskey
93 points
$97
A fruity, floral Whiskey with roasted malt and pastry tones to sip and enjoy with an Irish Red Ale.
Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky
93 points
$99.99
A tropical, decadent, and spice-laden malty sipper.
93 points $99.99
Kavalan Concertmaster Sherry Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky
93 points
$99.99
A complex, layered, and earthy Single Malt to enjoy after dinner and perhaps with a cigar.
93 points $99.99
Kavalan Triple Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky
93 points
$119.99
Rich with beautiful barrel flavors, this is a Single Malt for the Bourbon drinker.
93 points $119.99
Aberlour 18 Year Old Double Cask Single Malt Speyside Scotch Whisky
93 points
$124
A gracefully aged Speyside Single Malt demonstrating both youthful fruit and a touch of rancio.
Jameson Crested Irish Blended Whiskey
92 points
$45
A lovely, well-balanced Whisky to sip on with friends and family.
METHOD AND MADNESS Irish Single Grain Whiskey
92 points
$59
A sweet, smooth, and pleasantly spiced Irish Whiskey for sipping neat or building classic cocktails.
Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
92 points
$70
A rich, pleasant Irish Whiskey to sip on for all occasions.
Redbreast Lustau Edition Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
92 points
$87
A rich and complex Irish Whiskey for after dinner cocktails.
Knappogue Castle 14 Year Old Non-Chill Filtered Single Malt Irish Whiskey
92 points
$96
A delicious and lingering Irish Single Malt full of flavor and matured with care; delicious on its own but would be lovely with a single ice cube or a few drops of water.
Knappogue Castle 16 Year Old Sherry Cask Finished Single Malt Irish Whiskey
92 points
$115
A full bodied, rich, and wonderful Single Malt that's full of flavor and character, and asks to be pondered over; pair with a moderately robust cigar.
Redbreast 15 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
92 points
$115
Beautiful aromas and warming spices offer up this decadent Irish sipper.
Kavalan Solist Brandy Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
92 points
$299.99
An epic Single Malt Whiskey that will pair with everything after dinner and have you going straight on 'til morning.
92 points $299.99
Kavalan Solist PX Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
92 points
$699.99
This Whisky is powerful, decadent, and just plain delicious.
92 points $699.99
Keeper’s Heart 4 Year Old Irish + American Blended Whiskey
91 points
$29
A Hybrid Whiskey with youthful grains and balanced oak allowing the vanilla and baking spice to shine through.
The Busker Irish Single Malt Whiskey
91 points
$29
A fruit-forward Whiskey with rich and delicious under currents of baking spice.
The Sexton Irish Single Malt Whiskey
91 points
$29
A mature spirit that still shows a balance of grain and barrel flavors, and is a benchmark of the category.
Don Michael Andean Black Corn Whiskey
91 points
$49
With dark roasted corn notes, mocha and molasses tones, this Whiskey is dark, brooding, and complex.
Awards: 2022 Best Corn Whiskey
Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
91 points
$56
A classic example of Speyside orchard fruit coated in honey; this one's a Rum drinker's Scotch.
METHOD AND MADNESS Rye And Malt Irish Blended Whiskey
91 points
$110
A great Whiskey to share with friends and be astonished to watch how quickly the bottle disappears.
Jameson Black Barrel Irish Blended Whiskey
90 points
$38
A wonderful Irish Whiskey sure to make your nose and palate sing.
Kavalan Distillery Select No.1 Single Malt Whisky
90 points
$59.99
A rich and decadent sipper with notes of tropical citrus fruits and dark chocolate.
90 points $59.99
Kavalan Solist Oloroso Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
90 points
$224.99
Rich and concentrated, this a well-aged Whisky with hints of delicious old fortified wine that has gracefully watched the passing of decades.
90 points $224.99
Jameson Blended Irish Whiskey
89 points
$28
A spice-forward Irish Whiskey that will lend itself well to cocktails.
Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition Irish Blended Whiskey
89 points
$35
A solid house Irish Whisky that does a little bit of everything.
Powers Gold Label Irish Blended Whiskey
89 points
$35
A fruity, floral, tropical, and citrus Whiskey with nuance and a strong malt backbone.
Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Bourbon Cask Matured Single Malt Irish Whiskey
89 points
$69
Delicious and smooth, this Irish Single Malt illustrates the finesse and ethereal flavors of great Irish Whiskey.
Murray McDavid Half N Half 11 Year Aged Blended Scotch Whisky
89 points
$70
A youthful and salty blended Scotch; grab a bucket of oysters to eat while grilling some salmon.
Powers John’s Lane 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
89 points
$76
Peppery and punchy, this dram has the muscle to stand up to cocktails and the complexity to stand on its own.
Redbreast Pedro Ximenez Edition Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
89 points
$86
A complex and well-balanced Whiskey with fruity and spice tones that carry from the aroma to the palate.
Kornog Single Malt French Whisky
89 points
$150
A lovely French Whisky with a nice balance of smoke, sweetness and grain.
Kavalan Solist Port Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
89 points
$299.99
A lovely tropical, nutty Whiskey that is dripping with red fruits; enjoy with some water and air.
89 points $299.99
Kavalan Solist Madeira Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
89 points
$299.99
A decadent Single Malt to pair with slow roasted pork and a Maduro cigar.
89 points $299.99
Eiregold Special Reserve Single Blended Irish Whiskey
88 points
$29
A fruit and malt-balanced sipper with light barrel flavors making for a no nonsense Irish Whiskey.
Ha’Penny Four Cask Irish Blended Whiskey
88 points
$32
A rich, spicy, and voluptuous sipper with a creamy finish.
Grace O’Malley Irish Blended Whiskey
88 points
$36
A well-balanced and complex Whiskey with delicious orange nuances.
Jameson Cold Brew Irish Blended Whiskey
88 points
$36
A delicious Irish coffee ready-to-go.
Pearse Lyons 5 Year Irish Blended Whiskey
88 points
$39
A staple Whiskey for the back bar.
Morris Rutherglen Signature Australian Single Malt Whisky
88 points
$60
A summer Whisky to serve with a slight chill while smoking a mild cigar and grilling meat.
Kavalan Classic Single Malt Whisky
88 points
$92.99
A rich and opulent Single Malt Whisky with barrel-forward flavors.
88 points $92.99
King Car Conductor Single Malt Whisky
88 points
$128.99
A sweet, rich grain forward Whisky with delicious wine cask influence.
88 points $128.99
The Busker Single Grain Irish Whiskey
87 points
$29
A great entry level Whiskey that leans into its grain profile.
Gwalarn Celtic Whisky Blend
87 points
$34
A smooth and complex sipping Whiskey with flavors of orange and vanilla.
Grey Coast Irish Whiskey
87 points
$36
A slightly sweeter style of Irish Whiskey, warm and complex for winter cocktails.
Hyde No. 8 Heritage Stout Cask Blended Irish Whiskey
87 points
$39
A well made and straight forward Irish Whiskey for sipping, shooting, or mixing.
Bushmills 10 Year Old Irish Single Malt Whiskey
87 points
$49
A delightful Single Malt that shows the elegance of barley as the supreme grain for Whiskey production.
Brenne Estate Cask Single Malt French Whisky
87 points
$59
A beautiful and fruity summer sipper.
Amrut Neidhal Peated Indian Single Malt Whisky
87 points
$96
A complex and highly aromatic sipper to be enjoyed by itself or paired with a mild cigar.
Proclamation Irish Blended Whiskey
86 points
$29
An enjoyable and inviting irish Whiskey that offers a pleasant drinking experience with no complications; enjoy in a highball.
Pearse Lyons 7 Year Barrel Aged Irish Blended Whiskey
86 points
$44
This Whiskey offers up vanilla cream with hints of spice; would be a nice backbone for cocktails.
Brenne 10 Year Single Malt French Whisky
86 points
$99
A nice Whisky to sip while you wait for your French wines to come of age in the cellar.
Proper No. Twelve Irish Blended Whiskey
85 points
$25
A solid Irish Whiskey that would be great for any occasion.
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