Tasting Videos

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.

Whisky Comparison: Flaviar Big in Japan Tasting Box

Whisky Comparison: Flaviar Big in Japan Tasting Box

In a bonus episode, I open my "Big In Japan" Flaviar tasting box. Japanese whisky is still a bit of a mystery to me and this box actually gave me a chance to double up on my palate experience. Tasting boxes provide a chance to dip your toe in the water and see which whiskies you might be interested in investing in.

Whiskey Comparison: S.E. Callahan's vs Junction 35 Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Whiskey Comparison: S.E. Callahan's vs Junction 35 Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Driving through the hills of East Tennessee, a variety of craft distilleries reveal themselves. What is surprising is how many of them are choosing bourbon over Tennessee whiskey. But maybe it's not so surprising.

Whisky Comparison: Deanston 12 v Glen Garioch 12

Whisky Comparison: Deanston 12 v Glen Garioch 12

The tale of two un-chill filtered Highland Single Malts, a couple of movies, and a way to get those scents down if the whisky isn't immediately hitting your nose.

Whisky Comparison: Hibiki Japanese Harmony vs Nikka Coffey Grain

Whisky Comparison: Hibiki Japanese Harmony vs Nikka Coffey Grain

I am slowly learning more and more about Japanese whisky. In this episode I taste two big sellers. One is a blend and the other a corn whisky. And yes, I fought the urge to say "It's Suntory time!"

Richard Paterson of Whyte & McKay - Whisky Tasting 101

Whisky Tasting 101 with Richard Paterson of Whyte & McKay

While in Glasgow, I had a chance to interview Richard "the Nose" Paterson, Master Blender of Whyte and McKay for my episodes about Sir Ernest Shackleton and the bottle of 100 year old whisky that Richard had the honor to match in a blend.