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Reviews for 2023

July 2023 - World Whisk(e)y

July 2023 - World Whisk(e)y
This month's Spirits feature is World Whisk(e)y

World Whisk(e)y Reviews

Jameson Bow Street 18 Year Old Cask Strength Irish Blended Whiskey Batch No. 1/2019
96 points
$277
An Irish Whiskey that stops you in your tracks like a punch to the mouth, yet the rich, sweet layers of grain and spice have you coming back and nicely asking for another.
Amrut Cask Strength Indian Single Malt Whisky
95 points
$91
Cask strength whiskey poured over your honey and apple cinnamon breakfast cereal mix; the intensity of the flavors is dialed in.
REDBREAST 12 Year Old Cask Strength Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Batch No. B1/22
95 points
$107
A ferociously flavorful and fat Whiskey that stuns the senses with its complexity and power.
Midleton Very Rare Irish Blended Whiskey
95 points
$250
An extremely charming and approachable blended Whiskey that will be a superbly satisfying evening companion.
The Big Smoke 50% Heavily Peated Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
94 points
$59
A bold, smoky, blended Scotch with cascading waves of peaty and fruity flavors.
McConnell’s 5 Year Aged Sherry Cask-Finished Irish Blended Whiskey
94 points
$60
An excellent example of Irish Whiskey, nicely balanced with sherry cask influence.
Suntory Hibiki Japanese Harmony Blended Japanese Whisky
94 points
$100
Depth and complexity of aromas and flavors balanced with a harmonious honey sweetness throughout; perfectly demonstrating the finesse of blended Whiskies.
Amrut Peated Cask Strength Indian Single Malt Whisky
94 points
$107
Smoky and salted dry mango with plenty of wood and grain notes; curious yet delicious.
Laird’s Apple Brandy Barrel-Finished Irish Whiskey
93 points
$39
A silky smooth sipper with delicate caramel apple flavors.
Spirit of HVEN MerCurious Corn Whisky
93 points
$40
A lovely Whisky with good depth and complexity of flavors; simple enough to drink, yet complex enough to pore over.
Spirit of HVEN Hvenus Rye Whisky
93 points
$40
Rich, spicy, and warming; this Whisky will cut through a winter chill.
Myrká 12 Year Old Blended Malt Whisky Batch No. 7
93 points
$50
A layered and decently complex Whisky that really highlights the roasted and honeyed grain flavors.
Black Bull 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
93 points
$55
A rich, nutty, sherried blended Scotch Whisky that will appeal to Single Malt drinkers.
Kavalan Distillery Select No. 2 Single Malt Whisky
93 points
$59
A rich and well balanced single malt with bold, instantly appealing tropical fruit flavors that can be enjoyed on its own or in cocktails.
Torabhaig Allt Gleann Legacy Series Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$65
A sleek and stylish Single Malt with a fine interplay of smoke, fruit, and wood spice.
Powers Johns Lane 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
93 points
$76
Dried tropical fruits on sweet caramel bread pudding; a complex cloud of dreamy Whiskey.
Glen Grant 15 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
93 points
$78
An excellent and typical Speyside malt with nice pops of tropical fruits and pastries.
Keeper’s Heart 10 Year Old Malaga Wine Cask-Finished Single Malt Irish Whiskey
93 points
$79
A delightfully fresh, fruity, and satisfying Irish Single Malt for all occasions.
REDBREAST Lustau Edition Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
93 points
$87
A round and warming Whiskey with forests of creamy, spicy oak to buttress the firmament of fruit and grain.
METHOD AND MADNESS Oats And Malt Irish Blended Whiskey
93 points
$110
A spry and distinctively flavorful Irish Whiskey that will be very versatile.
Suntory Yamazaki 12 Years Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky
93 points
$180
A superb Japanese Whisky with fine poise and captivating layers of flavor on the long, graceful finish.
Jameson Triple Triple Sherry, Bourbon, and Malaga Cask-Finished Irish Whiskey
92 points
$33
A creamy, generous Irish Whiskey with rich fruit, grain and spice notes that thoroughly satisfy.
METHOD AND MADNESS Rye And Malt Irish Blended Whiskey
92 points
$110
A spunky, grainy dram with a creamy center that will be a nice sipper on the rocks or will elevate cocktails.
The Sassenach Blended Scotch Whisky
92 points
$119
A surprisingly rich and robust, yet delicate, blended Scotch Whisky that delivers a wide range of evolving flavors in a warm package.
Suntory Toki Blended Japanese Whisky
91 points
$34
Beautiful nose that draws you in with layers of floral and fruity flavors despite the slightly elevated ABV; dare to say this is designed to make a killer High Ball?
Glen Grant 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
91 points
$46
Orchard fruits, sweet grains, and a bit of honey sweetness; the very standard of what it means to be a Speyside Whisky.
Bushmills 10 Year Old Irish Single Malt Whiskey
91 points
$49
A rock solid Irish Single Malt with honey, orchard fruit, and mixed nuts; this is exactly what to expect for very good Irish Malt.
Coachbuilt Blended Scotch Whisky
91 points
$59
A nicely balanced smoky blended Scotch Whisky with a creamy center.
Suntory Ao World Blended Whiskey
90 points
$55
An intriguing and well balanced, lightly smoky Whiskey that will be fun to experiment with in cocktails.
Jameson Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
90 points
$58
A scintillatingly spicy and engaging Single Pot Still Whiskey with ample flavor and a youthful strut.
Black Bull Kyloe Blended Scotch Whisky
89 points
$30
A solid, high octane blended Scotch that will stand out in cocktails.
Powers Rye Whiskey
89 points
$32
An interesting, spicy, rye dominated Whiskey that will be fun to play with in cocktails.
Ballykeefe Single Malt Irish Whiskey
89 points
$64.99
Very tasty with loads of potential demanding your attention to pick out all of its complexities.
89 points $64.99
Stork House Full Proof Rye Whiskey
89 points
$69
Holds the ABV exceedingly well and does the green and grassy tones of the rye grain with a nice and elegant balance of sweet vanilla from the barrel.
McConnell’s 5 Year Aged Irish Blended Whisky
88 points
$35
Nice fruited apple and honied grains on the nose and palate make this a simple, direct, and quintessentially Irish Whiskey.
Jameson Cold Brew Irish Blended Whiskey
88 points
$36
A pleasant coffee flavored Whiskey for shots and such.
The Legendary Red Silkie Spanish Red Wine Cask-Finished Irish Blended Whiskey
88 points
$56
Rich and spicy, this Whiskey will do nicely on the rocks to open up more of the spice aromas and smooth out the touch of heat to the palate.
Ballykeefe Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey
88 points
$64.99
A nice Whiskey with a good future; a solid example of the style.
88 points $64.99
Royal Circle Indian Whisky
87 points
$7
Best Buy
A solid everyday pour with good complexity of grain, floral notes, and barrel characteristics.
87 points $7 Best Buy
The Midnight Silkie Imperial Stout Cask-Finished Blended Irish Single Malt Whiskey
87 points
$52
Rich chocolate and nutty flavors and aromas shine.
Spirit of HVEN Old Hare Blended Swedish Whisky
86 points
$30
Fascinating and complex flavors that make for a rich and interesting nose and palate.
The Molly Malone Small Batch Irish Whiskey
86 points
$39
A pleasantly fruity Irish Whisky that is an easy sipper.
Brenne 10 Year Single Malt French Whisky
86 points
$99
Resonates with the smells of honey, citrus, and an Alpine meadow.
Proper No. Twelve Apple Irish Whiskey
85 points
$25
Autumnal caramel apple candies in your glass; this is a candy shot or cocktail ready to go.
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