This is our chance to look back at an eventful year and post our top ten whiskies of the year! Well, make that the top ten of whiskies that we have drank this year, not of all whiskies actually released this year, obviously - making this list even more subjective! Well, without further ado... let … Continue reading 2019 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!
Let’s get one thing out in the open before we launch into this: I am a lifelong fan of Metallica. I’ve been hooked on the Bay Area Thrashers since first hearing Seek & Destroy on a cassette that a friend gave to me back in primary school in the early 90s. That track led to … Continue reading Some Kind Of Whiskey: Metallica’s Sweet Amber
Bernheim Original is a whiskey experiment that has gone well. Yes, that's a bold initial statement, but it is a succinct summary of Heaven Hill's original wheat whiskey. Why is it different, you ask? Well, whilst wheat does ordinarily form part of a mash bill for making bourbon whiskey, the laws in the US dictate … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Heaven Hill – Bernheim Original
This bourbon whiskey has a lot to live up to, when you consider that it is named after the man who supposedly created the method by which Kentucky straight bourbon is now made - Elijah Craig. What was his secret, you ask? Well, the Reverend Elijah Craig (yes, a man of the cloth) brought a … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Heaven Hill – Elijah Craig 12 Years Old
Hailing from Waco, Texas, Balcones are a relatively new distillery, having only opened in 2008, but have made quite a name for themselves from the get go. As a corn whiskey, this features at least 80% corn in the original mash, and also features hopi blue corn (which is actually blue, hence the name) and … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Balcones – Baby Blue
Currently owned and made by Kentucky’s dominant distillers Heaven Hill, Mellow Corn has an interesting history behind it. As the name suggests this is a corn whiskey meaning that it has to be made from a mash of at least 80% corn. In fact, this whiskey is made from a mash bill of 90% corn, … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Heaven Hill – Mellow Corn