70-79 points

All whiskies, which have received over 70, but below 80 points by WhiskyRant blog.

July 13, 2018
Grangestone Highland Malt Rum Cask Finish

Grangestone Highland Single Malt Rum Cask Finish

WhiskyRant conclusions Tasting notes The Grangestone Highland Rum Cask Finish Single Malt comes from an unnamed distillery in Scottish Highland region. Grangestone is a blender and bottler based in Surrey, England. Since it’s owned by William Grant & Sons, the malt whisky distillery could be Glenfiddich, Balvenie or Kininvie, but all those distilleries are […]
July 2, 2018
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 review

Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Whiskey review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 is a legendary Tennessee whiskey. That’s right, whiskey, not a bourbon. They filter the spirit through 10 feet of sugar maple charcoal, which gives it a mellow yet slightly smoky character. That is why Jack Daniel calls its product Tennessee whiskey. […]
April 22, 2018
Hudson Baby Bourbon Review

100% Corn Hudson Baby Bourbon Review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes Did you know that since prohibition, Hudson Baby Bourbon is the first legal pot still whiskey produced in New York? Before prohibition farm distillers were a common sight in the state of New York. There were more than 1000 alcohol makers producing spirits from local grains […]
March 30, 2018
John E. Fitzgerald Larceny Review

John E. Fitzgerald Larceny Wheated Bourbon

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes John E. Fitzgerald Larceny is a wheated Kentucky bourbon coming from Bernheim Distillery owned by Heaven Hill Distilleries. Wheated bourbon means that the secondary grain used in the mash bill is wheat rather than the more conventional choice of rye. Wheat makes the bourbon smoother. The […]
March 18, 2018
Tomintoul 10YO Single Malt Review

Tomintoul 10 year old review

WhiskyRant conclusions Tasting notes Tomintoul 10 year old single malt whisky was introduced to their core range in 2002. This happened two years after the distillery was bought by Angus Dundee. Tomintoul distillery can be found inside the beautiful Glenlivet estate, from the Speyside region. It’s been named after the […]
September 30, 2017
Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey

Four Roses Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes Four Roses Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a.k.a the Yellow Label regular bourbon by Four Roses distillery. This is a legendary American whiskey, not by taste but by conspicuousness. Four Roses has to be one of the most well-known US whiskey brands along with Jack Daniel’s. At […]
July 23, 2017
Johnnie Walker Blender's Batch Red Rye Finish

Johnnie Walker Red Rye Finish review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes Even though I’m not a big fan of Johnnie Walker, this one caught my eye because of the rye statement on the label. Yes, I’m a big fan of rye whiskey! Johnnie Walker Blender’s Batch Red Rye Cask Finish is part of the brand’s experimental Blenders’s […]
January 4, 2017
DYC 10 year old single malt whisky

DYC 10 year old single malt whisky review

Distilerias y Crianza del Whisky (DYC) from Spain is one of the largest distilleries in the world, currently a subsidiary of Beam Suntory. DYC was founded in 1958 by Nicomedes Garcia Gomez. Gomez started working on his father’s small liquour distillery at Valverde del Majano in Segovia. 50 years later […]
July 3, 2016
Suntory Royal 15 years label

Suntory Whisky Royal 15 year old review

I recently had a chance to try a sample of Suntory Whisky Royal aged 15 years. I got a sample from a friend of mine at a local social evening. There’s not much information about this blended Japanese whisky. Apparently it was first released in 1997 and it is known […]
July 1, 2016
Jameson Irish Whiskey

Jameson Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey review

Jameson whiskey is a blended Irish whiskey produced by Irish Distillers, established in 1780. Jameson has been selling internationally since 19th century and it’s the best selling Irish whiskey in the world. In 2013 they sold 48 million bottles of Jameson whiskey, which topped the brand sales then. Jameson whiskey […]
June 12, 2016
Black Bottle label of new bottling

Black Bottle (new bottling) review

Black Bottle was relaunched in 2013 by Burn Stewart Distillers. They decided to change its nature – the old version (which was revitalised in 1990) was a blend of almost every Islay malt whisky and grains from different regions. This new bottling of Black Bottle Blended Scotch whisky is a […]
June 7, 2016
Clontarf Blended Whiskey

Clontarf Irish Classic Blend review

Clontarf Classic is a blended Irish whiskey that used to be a single grain whiskey from Cooley distillery. That’s not the case anymore, nowadays this Irish dram contains a very small amount of malt. The grain comes from Irish Distillers. Jim Murray scored Clontarf Classic Blend 86 points, so in […]
February 23, 2016
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Suntory Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve review

The whisky industry is booming with NAS products (non age statement) so two of Suntory’s malt distilleries, Yamazaki and Hakushu decided to jump on the NAS wagon by releasing Distiller’s Reserve whiskies without age statement. Released in the spring of 2014, I finally got my hands on Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve. Well, […]
February 21, 2016
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Loch Lomond Single Malt Whisky review

Loch Lomond Single Malt is a non age statement whisky from Loch Lomond distillery in Highland. Founded in 1965, the distillery has a 4 million liter capacity with 1 wash still, 1 spirit still and 4 Lomond stills. It was closed between 1984 and 1987. In 1993 the new owners […]
November 25, 2015
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Glenglassaugh Evolution review

Glenglassaugh distillery was closed in 1986 but resurrected in 2008. After the distillery was reopened, they made Glenglassaugh Revival – matured in first and refill bourbon casks and finished for 6 months in first fill Oloroso sherry butts. Glenglassaugh Evolution is a limited cask strength release follow up to Revival. […]
November 11, 2015

Tomatin Cu Bocan single malt whisky review

Tomatin Cù Bòcan gets its name from a legendary spectral dog named Cù Bòcan. Tale tells that the dog has haunted the Inverness based Tomatin village for many years. According to the legend, the dog dissolved as smoke over the moorlands when a distillery worker tried to touch it. That […]
October 5, 2015

Glenmorangie 10 year old The Original review

Glenmorangie 10 year old, aka The Original single malt whisky comes from far north from the Highland region in Scotland. Glenmorangie distillery is known for the tallest stills in Scotland, where only the lightest and purist spirit vapours reach the top. That gives Glenmorangie its signatory floral and fruity character. […]
October 3, 2015
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Seagram’s VO Canadian blend review

Seagram’s VO is quite classic Canadian blend, made of whisky at least 6 years of age. There’s lots of speculation what the letter VO stand for. Some say “Very Old”, some are sure it’s “Very Own”. The roots of this whisky are in Waterloo, Ontario, but nowadays the distillery can […]
October 1, 2015

Balvenie 14 year old Caribbean Cask review

Balvenie 14 year old Caribbean Cask is an interesting dram from the Dufftown based distillery in Speyside. This single malt whisky has been matured for 14 years in traditional oak casks and after that, transferred to Caribbean rum casks to give some extra character. Always intrigued to try a rum […]
September 10, 2015
Talisker 10 year old single malt whisky

Talisker 10 year old review

Talisker 10 year old is truly a seaside dram. Powerful single malt whisky from the Isle of Skye, filled with coastal notes and strong character – classic Scottish Island dram. I am not a big fan of seafood and if you have to name one whisky that resembles seafood, Talisker […]
July 16, 2015

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2012 review

Kilchoman Machir Bay is a young peated and sherry cask finished malt by the newest distillery in Islay, Kilchoman. They started in 2005 and by doing so, they were the first distillery built on the region of Islay in 124 years. Kilchoman is a farm distillery, so in some releases […]
July 15, 2015
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Bushmills Black Bush review

Bushmills Black Bush is one those “bang for the buck” blended whiskeys. Coming from The Old Bushmills Distillery in Northern Ireland, it is a malt and grain whiskey blend. For a single malt lover this is worth a try, because it has 80% of triple-distilled single malt whiskey. Aged for […]
July 5, 2015
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Aberfeldy 12 year old review

Aberfeldy 12 year old single malt comes from the Highland region of Scotland. Aberfeldy distillery was founded in 1896 by John Dewar & Sons, Ltd. So naturally it is the base malt for Dewar’s Blended Whisky. Aberfeldy also offers 18 and 21 year old single malts. Their visitor centre, “Dewar’s […]
July 4, 2015
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Old Pulteney 12 year old review

Old Pulteney 12 year old single malt whisky comes from the town of Wick – Pulteney distillery is the most northerly distillery on Scottish mainland. Being next to the sea, Wick used to have herring fishing industry, but it isn’t the case anymore. They claim that Old Pulteney has absorbed […]
July 4, 2015

Amrut Single Malt review

Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky is their basic stuff from the famous Indian distillery. It’s been distilled from barley grown at the North West of India. No age statement and I haven’t bumped into any suggestions, but my guess is, this can’t be more than 5 years old. Matured in […]
February 19, 2015
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Old Overholt 4 year old Straight Rye whiskey review

Old Overholt has been in production for a long time and it is one of those straight rye whiskies available at most liquor stores. Originally from Pensylvania, nowadays produced at the Jim Beam distillery in Kentucky. It is a popular ingredient in classic cocktail mixes (Old Style Manhattan for example). […]
December 10, 2014
Michael Jackson the whisky and beer author

Michael Jackson Blend review

After Michael Jackson, the famous whisky and beer writer, passed away, Whisky Magazine and Doug McIvor (Berry Bros & Rudd’s spirits manager) decided to make a blend from his impressive whisky collection. The Michael Jackson blend was first available at Whisky Live London in February 2009 and part of the proceeds […]
December 9, 2014
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Dalmore King Alexander III review

Dalmore King Alexander III was crafted in honor of the act of saving Scotland’s King in 1263. It is an expression, where 6 specially selected casks have been united. This Dalmore contains whiskies matured in Kentucky bourbon casks, Matusalem Oloroso Sherry wood, Madeira barrels, Marsala casks, port pipes and Cabernet […]
December 5, 2014
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Penderyn Madeira Single Malt review

Tried to tame MOBY DICK This is a Welsh whisky matured in bourbon casks and finished in Madeira casks. Penderyn distillery was launched in 2004 and at the moment this whisky is part of their core range (also called Penderyn Madeira Finish at some web shops). Too stingy and fruity […]
September 8, 2014
Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey review

Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey review

Rebel Yell is a wheaten Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Matured in charred white oak barrels. The first bottle of Rebel Yell was produced 14 years before the great battle of Chickamaunga, Georgia. The brand has been around since 1849 and it truly is a reminder of the “old South.” Until the early […]
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