Whisky | Whiskey Reviews

THE WHISKY WOMAN’S WHISK(E)Y REVIEWS

But first… a quick poll! 

Whisky Review: Bruichladdich 12 year old Second Edition

Considering all of the Bruichladdich news going on this week, I thought I’d throw my 2 cents in and refocus on what I’m most interested in: the WHISKY!

(But in case you missed it, the fiercely independent Islay distillery just confirmed that they are selling to Remy.)

So today I am reviewing one of my favorite Bruichladdich expressions, the Second Edition 12 year Islay Single Malt, 46% abv aged in Bourbon barrels.  … read on

Balcones Rumble Cask Reserve review

Aside from meeting Chip, what makes this extra cool is the under-the-radar/not-announced-till-right-now secret bottles that he’ll be pouring.  … He’ll also have his SUPER LIMITED Rumble Cask Reserve (RCR) that’s finally launching in NY.  Last I checked, there were less then 300 bottles of this… ever. …read on for my review

Balvenie – New Make Whisky Tasting Notes

While there, I tasted some very rare and exceptional drams which I’ll continue to write about in upcoming posts.  The first of which, however, was their new make (also known as “white whisky”) which is the distillate prior to any aging.  It’s clear, fresh and bright and is the important base of all of their beautiful variations.  This is not something that is ever bottled and sold by Balvenie, despite a trend across the pond by the American craft distillers who have been releasing their white whiskies & moonshines over the last few years.   Sometimes these new makes can be a bit hard to drink, but I assure you, Balvenie never does anything rough. …read on

Whisky Review: Kornog – Celtic Whisky Compagnie (part 2)

…So I have found myself wishing to revisit a beautiful bottle of Kornog that was gifted to me by the ever-talented head distiller, Jean Donnay, of the Celtic Whisky Compagnie.  And since I already published my post about my visit to his picturesque distillery (click HERE for Part 1), I thought today was the day to abandon my carrot+kale+celery concoction and reunite myself with my trusty Glencarin glass.  Here it goes!   read on

Finger Lakes Distilling: Pure Pot Still Whiskey

On one of Brian McKenzie’s, owner of Finger Lakes Distilling, recent trips to NYC, we had the chance to meet up for dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Joseph Leonard, where, much to my surprise, he revealed the latest in his whisky collection; the McKenzie Pure Pot Still Whiskey.  Before anyone could say another word, we had popped the top and was sipping this bright, smooth, happily curious spirit and … read on

Japanese Whisky: Suntory’s Hibiki 12yr

To say I’m a fan of Japanese Whisky is a huge understatement.   Unfortunately for me, I live in the US where our options for Japanese Whiskies are very limited.  Luckily, we do have access to a few product by Suntory…. read on

Campbeltown Loch 21 year old Blended Scotch Whisky

White Whiskey: Koval’s “Rye Chicago”

White Whiskey.  Moonshine.  White Dog.  Prohibition.  This Whisky Woman enjoys an occasional un-aged whiskey.

No, I am not talking about re-visiting our college days of paint-thinner tasting Everclear – that hurts just thinking about it.  I am only talking about craft un-aged whiskies.  (I don’t think Everclear is actually a “whiskey” but you get the idea) … read on

The Singleton 12yr Single Malt Scotch Whisky of Glendullan

That’s quite a long name for a whisky with a relatively short finish… But let’s start at the beginning, shall we? … read on

Yamazaki = the perfect summer night!

For these warm summer nights – I love nothing more than to sit outside with a glass of Suntory’s Yamazaki 12 (or 18!) with 1 ice cube it if it’s really sticky outside and a big plate of cured meats, raw-milk cheeses and baguette. … read on

Head distiller Chip Tate + his Texas whiskies: Balcones

I had the HUGE pleasure of spending time with Balcones head distiller Chip Tate this past weekend. … read on

Catoctin Creek & an easy summer weekend getaway!

I am urging all of you to seek out a bottle of Catoctin Creek Organic Roundstone Rye Whisky asap.  I never fully understood love-at-first-taste until last night.  Having recently received a bottle as a gift, I was excited to open it up and have a taste.  WOW.  Was I impressed!  … read on

§ 4 Responses to Whisky | Whiskey Reviews

  • Great to read a woman’s perspective. Look forward to sharing a dram or two with you in the future. All the best.
    Simon
    Laphroaig/Ardmore/Teachers

    • Hey Simon!
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! We should definitely meet up for a dram … hello laphroaig & ardmore!
      Let me know when you’re in NYC next!
      Cheers,
      Allison

  • Parth Taunk says:

    Hi am from India and a huge fan of single malts. Love collecting them. From your view point which is a good single malt for summers of India.

    • Hi Parth,
      Lovely to hear from & honored you enjoy my posts! Where in India do you live? I understand it’s quite a difficult country to export to – especially as, the way I understand it, each state needs to be treated almost as it’s own country because the rules and taxes differ greatly from state to state. I’m very curious to know which whiskies you have access to where you live.

      Very fun! Thanks for being here and commenting!
      -Allison

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