Kings County Distillery wine cask finished bourbon.

I visited Kings County Distillery in early March of this year, when I arrived at the gates of the site I stopped into the tasting room and was told I just missed the beginning of a tour. With 30 minutes or so to kill I was offered the chance to warm up and have a drink in the cozy atmosphere. […]

Hakushu 12

Suntory Hakushu 12 43% ABV 84/100   Yes the craze is still on folks! That aside there is a lot to love with Japanese whisky, while they follow a lot of the Scottish tradition in their production methods, it’s the little differences that the magic is created. The market is dominated by two big players, Nikka and […]

Johnnie Walker Green Label

    Johnnie Walker Green Label  43% Alc./Vol. 84/100 Johnnie Walker is ubiquitous to the point of being infamous, It’s probably the one Scotch whisky everyone knows by name. The walking man logo no matter how gussied up for the times is another instantly recognizable icon for the uninitiated. It is also the whisky brand […]

Karukera Rhum Vieux Agricole

Karukera Rhum Vieux Agricole 42% Alc/Vol 83/100 Another Rhum Review and we’re staying in the French Caribbean, From what I can gather Karukera isn’t a distillery but a brand that is made at “Distillerie Espérance” home of Longueteau Rhum. Karukera is the original name given to Guadeloupe by the Arawak settlers, it translates roughly to […]

Kings County Distillery visit

After a bit of a bumpy year I welcomed the chance to take a few days off to head to NYC for “art week” a quick 3 day visit was planned with the bulk of the trip taken by the Armoury show , museum and gallery visits. I wanted to squeeze in at least one distillery/brewery visit whilst […]

Bowmore Small Batch

Bowmore Small Batch 40% ABV 80/100   Ok so mall batch…a now overused colloquialism used to evoke, handcrafted, artisanal, craft and care. We saw a healthy use of it in the bourbon industry, but seen more often by the Scottish now. In this case it’s appropriate I suppose since this entry level Bowmore is a vatting […]