WC Tries Some Woodford Reserve And Likes It

WhiskyCritic had a pleasant Turkey Day made even pleasanter by the presence of 90.4-proof [45.2% alcohol by volume] Woodford Reserve – a straight rye Kentucky whiskey. The pairing of whiskey with the traditional accoutrements of the holiday’s feast turned out to be perfect, with the somewhat harder edge of the Woodford Reserve proving to be […]

WC Tries And Likes Glenmorangie 10-Year-Old

In hindsight, it would probably be difficult to not like Glenmorangie 10-Year-Old. The Highland single malt scotch whisky is probably – along with The MacAllan – one of the more recognizable of the single malts and one of the most pleasurable to drink. That is because it does not singe your throat on the way […]

WhiskyCritic Vs. The Glenlivet 12

WhiskyCritic recently had the opportunity to review The Glenlivet 12-Year-Old, a Speyside single malt Scotch whisky whose reputation is longstanding as a decent and reliable whisky that also happens to be reasonably affordable. WC found no quarrel with any of these traits. WC is a firm believer that any whisky tasting is at least partially […]

For March Madness, MacAllan 12 Hits Buzzer Beater…Again

Last year at this same time, WhiskyCritic was afflicted with the same disease – the notorious March Madness – and last year, WC sought out the same cure, a dollop of MacAllan 12-Year-Old. Needless to say, it not only hit the spot but also eradicated the spot and made sure the spot didn’t lay any […]

WhiskyCritic vs. Dalmore 12-Year-Old

WhiskyCritic recently had the occasion [St. Patrick’s Day] and opportunity to imbibe a sampling of Dalmore 12-Year-Old single malt Scotch whisky and the experience should be the template for any whisky newbie who is giving single malt Scotch whisky their first post-college try. The popular choice for the day was, of course, Jameson or Bushmills […]

WC Test Drive: Elijah Craig 12-Year-Old Kentucky Whiskey

Elijah Craig 12-Year-Old Kentucky Whiskey is a small batch bourbon [47% alcohol content, 94 proof] from Heaven Hill Distillery. The whiskey is named after a religious leader from Virginia who accidentally discovered the joys of bourbon after a fire charred his barrel collection. At least that’s the story and Heaven Hill is sticking to it. […]

WC Test Drive: Temperance Trader Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Temperance Trader Straight Bourbon Whiskey is from Bull Run Distillery in Portland, Oregon, and is a small batch, high rye bourbon [65% corn, 25% rye, 10% malt] with water from the nearby Bull Run Watershed. Aged anywhere from four to six years in barrels, the 45% alcohol content [90 proof] bourbon is said to have […]

WC Test Drive: Tincup American Whiskey

Tincup American Whiskey is a relatively new American bourbon whiskey originating from Denver, Colorado – at least that is where the distillery is located, the grains come from other non-Colorado Midwestern locations and are then paired with Rocky Mountain water to produce the corn-malt-rye [64% corn, 32% rye, 4% barley] whiskey blend. Tincup is aged […]