Tasting Videos

Islay Oloroso Mashup: Bowmore 15 v Kilchoman Sanaig

Islay Oloroso Mashup: Bowmore 15 v Kilchoman Sanaig

Recently I made a bottle purchase that challenged what I felt was my favorite scotch whisky. In this episode, I pit a favorite versus a new favorite in an Islay Oloroso Peated mashup. The two whiskies include:

BOWMORE 15 DARKEST
43% ABV Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry Barrels

KILCHOMAN SANAIG
46% ABV Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry Barrels

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Chill-Filtering (What Is It & Why Do It?) plus Four Roses meets Jack Daniel's

Chill-Filtering (What Is It & Why Do It?) plus Four Roses meets Jack Daniel's

Recently, a whisky reviewer named Ralfy posted a YouTube video where he mentioned that in Scotland, GlenDronach (now owned by Brown-Forman of Jack Daniel's and Old Forester fame) had removed the words "Natural Colour" and "Non-Chill Filtered" from the tin that contains the whisky.

The Banana Note in Jack Daniel's (Where Does It Come From?)

Whiskey Extra: The Banana Note in Jack Daniels

This week I'm not only going to do a tasting video, but I'm also going to tackle a couple of subjects that have long been discussed by whiskey fans.

Prohibition Tasting: 1917 Old Taylor and 1923 Hermitage Whiskey

Pre-Prohibition Tasting: 1917 Old Taylor and 1923 Hermitage Whiskey

In this tasting video, my taste buds go way back in time and meet two creations that are associated with Col. E.H. Taylor.

Whisk(e)y Comparison: Caol Ila 12 Year vs McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt

Whisk(e)y Comparison: Caol Ila 12 Year vs McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt

In this episode, I introduce you to two whiskies you may know very little about.

Whisky Comparison: The Balvenie 12 Doublewood v Aberlour 12 Double Cask

Whisky Comparison: The Balvenie 12 Doublewood v Aberlour 12 Double Cask

Two distilleries located in the Speyside region of Scotland, but not claiming it for some reason. Both feature nice fruit, but in different ways.

Whisk(e)y Comparison: Glen Scotia 15 v Teeling Single Grain

Whisk(e)y Comparison: Glen Scotia 15 v Teeling Single Grain

This is an interesting match up between a Campbeltown single malt whiskey aged 15 years and a corn whiskey from Ireland Teeling Single Grain.

Whiskey Comparison: High Proof Bourbon including Elijah Craig B520 and C290

Whiskey Comparison: High Proof Bourbon including Elijah Craig B520 and C290

Time to do some high proof tasting. Thanks to my Instagram buddy Todd Ritter (a great fan of the show) I had the opportunity to blind taste 5 different bourbons. All were great, one blew me away.

Texas Whisk(e)y Comparison: Ironroot Harbinger 115 vs Balcones Blue Corn

Texas Whisk(e)y Comparison: Ironroot Harbinger 115 vs Balcones Blue Corn

The tale of two Texas whiskey's. No, these aren't a perfect match - Balcones is 46% ABV and Ironroot Harbinger 115 is 57.5% ABV but both are corn forward whiskeys created in pot stills (one a Kentucky pot still, the other from Speyside Scotland). But my main objective was to give you an idea of the diversity of spirits coming out of the Lone Star State.

Whisk(e)y Comparison: Dalmore 12 v Beam Suntory Legent

Whisk(e)y Comparison: Dalmore 12 v Beam Suntory Legent

For having said I wanted to avoid putting a bourbon vs a scotch, it seems that Beam Suntory teased me into trying it out - since they were so willing to collaborate between Japan and Kentucky. And Dalmore 12 seemed like an interesting scotch to pair it up with.

Blind Tasting Comparison: Jack Daniel's Single Barrel v Sinatra v Master Distiller Series

Blind Tasting Comparison: Jack Daniel's Single Barrel v Sinatra v Master Distiller Series

Okay, trying something that I said I am not a big fan of - blind tastings, because I think branding is part of the overall enjoyment of a whiskey experience.

Whiskey Comparison: Nelson's Green Brier v Clayton James Tennessee Whiskey

Whiskey Comparison: Nelson's Green Brier v Clayton James Tennessee Whiskey

It's time to take a historic brand and put it up against what sounds like a historic brand. Two Tennessee Whiskeys with similar characteristics but much different flavor profiles.