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EP 143: Hammer Head

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Single Malt Czech Whisky

Pradlo Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

“It’s good, it’s got a lot of flavor. There’s a lot of herbs and spices in there. Spicy yet sweet-ish.”

Alex8/10

“I like it. Lots of flavors going in, decently smooth. It’s a cool whiskey with a cool story.”

EP 142: Kavalan Classic

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Taiwanese Single Malt Whiskey

Kavalan Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8.3/10

 

“That’s just a good whiskey. Sweetness, smooth, and it’s got a burn. I’m liking this Kavalan and I’m pretty sure I liked this back in the day.”

Alex8.42/10

“It’s a good whiskey. Smooth. It’s kind of got everything you want in a whiskey.”

EP 141: Bain's

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South African Single Grain Whisky

James Sedgwick Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8.5/10

 

“It has a nice slow burn. I'm really enjoying it. All for like 21 euro or something like that."

Alex8.3/10

“It's really good, it's like a rye, it has a nice burn, it smells great."

EP 140: Haig Club

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Single Grain Scotch Whisky

The Haig Club Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 5/10

 

“It's not swill, it's not horrible. I knew from that very first smell, it smells like that stuff my wife uses to remove her nail polish. It taste like alcohol with a slight taste added."

Alex4/10

“I don't know, I don't like it. I'm not really getting a scotch flavor. It is a drinkable alcoholic beverage, but not a great whisky."

EP 139: Hinch

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Irish Whiskey

Hinch Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7/10

 

“A bit of a harsher flavor as a traditional Irish. It's good, nothing special, but for the price it's an okay, decent Irish to get."

Alex7.4/10

“I like it. I think it's pretty smooth. You taste that bourbon sweetness."

EP 138: Old Forester

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Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky

Old Forester Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8.2/10

 

“It's a bold flavor, which I like. I'm enjoying thiss"

Alex8.2/10

“I guess bourbon is growing on me because I really like it. It's sweet, it't got that bourbon-y burn at the end, it's rich."

EP 137: Hessisch Whisky

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German Malt Whisky

Hessischer Whisky Distillery??

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

“I’m finding it very tasty. I did a refill mid episode which means I like it. It’s a good bold flavor, nice burn. It taste pretty good."

Alex8/10

“It taste like a pretty decent whiskey, nothing really special about it. My right nose isn’t working so I’m not getting that much, but not the whiskeys fault."

EP 136: Nikka Days

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Japanese Blended Whisky

Miyagikyo Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

“Yeah it’s good. Super tasty, shelf worthy."

Alex8/10

“It is good, problem is as the episode has gone on, my ability to taste has gotten smaller and smaller due to me nose. Based on what I can taste, it’s flavorful, it’s smooth...a nice “mouthfeel."

EP 135: Blackpitts

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Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Teeling Whiskey Co.

The Verdict

Geoff 8.5/10

“Anytime I ask for a refill mid-podcast, it means I really like it. This is different, if it were a scotch it would stand out."

Alex8.7/10

“I gotta say this is one of the best whiskeys we have had in a while. There are just so many flavors going on in there. A peated Irish has a really interesting different flavor (than a scotch)."

EP 134: Akashi

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Japanese Blended Whisky

Eigashima Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

“Not much of a burn, but a little bit there. It’s very clear light yellow coloring."

Alex8.3/10

“I’ve liked this the whole time I’ve been drinking it. It’s tasty I really like it."

EP 133: Glenallachie

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Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Glenallachie Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7/10

 

“This falls into a category of scotch that we have hit too many times. It’s a standard scotch, not in a negative way. It’s a little smokey, little bit of a burn. Nothing that’s going to make me remember this whisky.”

Alex7/10

“It’s not bad, it’s good. I prefer a little more smoke. It’s fine, but there is nothing sticking out making it different from another one.”

EP 132: Rittenhouse

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Straight Rye Whisky

Heaven Hill Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7.8/10

 

"It's a good Rye. It's good. It's not like a special rye, but its a quality tasty rye. I am really excited it has a nice burn, but at what cost, because at 50%, I'm worried with this you will sip it over the evening and you wont last that long. For the bang for the buck it could be shelf worthy."

Alex7.6/10

"It is definitely sweet, but it's got a big bite. It wakes you up and puts some hair on your chest. This punches you in the face..in a good way."

EP 131: Johnnie Walker

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Blended Scotch Whisky

Johnnie Walker Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7.8/10

 

"It’s really smooth. I wish for a bigger burn, but for a scotch it’s quite good.'"

Alex8.5/10

"I really like it. It’s got a really nice flavor, it’s really smooth, it goes down easy. I don’t think it’s anything special, but it’s really easy and I enjoy drinking it."

EP 130: Woodinville

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Bourbon Whiskey

Woodinville Whiskey co.

The Verdict

Geoff 9/10

 

"That’s a damn good bourbon. It has a nice hint of sweetness that I like, with a nice burn. Not super slow, but slow enough. The moment it hit my lips I was like 'yes!'"

Alex9/10

"I’m digging it. It’s sweet, it’s got a nice burn, it’s pretty smooth as well. It’s everything I would want in a bourbon."

EP 129: Freeland Spirits

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Bourbon Whiskey

Freeland Spirits

The Verdict

Geoff 8.3/10

 

"I like it. It's tasty. It's not one dimentional. Theres like two, three, four flavors hitting you. It's nice, as far as bourbons go, it's pretty good."

Alex8.1/10

"I like it too. Its spicy, definitely got a spice to it. This whiskey is like Shrek, it's got layers."

EP 128: Pinwinnie

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Scotch Whisky

Pinwinnie Distillers

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

"It's quite good I think. It is a solid good scotch. I'd be happy to give anybody visiting."

Alex7.6/10

“I like it! It's smooth, it's got a sweeter taste at the beginning. Is it the most extraordinatry blend ever made? Maybe up until 1970-something, I would say no. I like it."

EP 127: Hatozaki

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Japanese Whisky

The Kaikyo Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

"It's a good whisky. What I like about it is it's very different than a scotch or an Irish, I love when my mouth gives myself something different."

Alex8/10

“It is a good whisky, it has some earthy flavors for sure. I'm not getting a huge burn at the end, but it's smooth and I like it."

EP 126: Drago

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Spanish Blended Whiskey

Drago Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7.3/10

 

"It's a little smokey, petey. This is leaning towards an average whiskey, it's nothing special."

Alex8/10

“It's got a big flavor to it. I do like the taste."

EP 125: Starward: Left Field

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Single Malt Australian Whisky

Starward Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

"That's an 8. We love stuff tat sort of hits you in the face. It's really good."

Alex8.7/10

“I really like it, its good. It's got so much flavor, it's really fruity, it's got a lot going on with it. It is something very different."

EP 124: Grace O'Malley

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Blended Irish Whiskey

Grace O'Malley Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7.8/10

 

“It’s smokier than [last weeks whiskey]. I like it.”

Alex8/10

“It’s got a harder, deeper flavor. Something a bit different to it, which I like. Not a standard scotch. I would drink this again.”

EP 123: Tall Pete

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Single Malt German Whisky

Eschenbrenner Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

“I think "Tell Pete" is a great name because it is peaty."

Alex8.6/10

 

“It's got a real scotchy smokiness to it. It reminds me of Lagavulin. It's got that smooth flavor to it with a sweet aftertaste. I like it a lot."

EP 122: Balcones

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Texas Rye Whisky

Balcones Distillers

The Verdict

Geoff 8.7/10

 

“In the aftermath of the sip I'm getting a kind of chocolate milk flavor, believe it or not. It's like a baileys or something, not the whiskey, but the after after after taste."

Alex8.3/10

“It's got a lot of different spices of flavors coming at me, and I like it. I like it a lot."

EP 121: Ballantine's

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Blended Scotch Whisky

Ballantine's Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 5.5/10

 

“I don't feel like it's that bad. I have a nice burn going down."

Alex2/10

“I'm getting this really bad sour aftertaste. I don't like it, I don't like it at all."

EP 120: Old Pulteney

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Old Pulteney Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7.8/10

 

“It’s smokier than [last weeks whiskey]. I like it.”

Alex8/10

“It’s got a harder, deeper flavor. Something a bit different to it, which I like. Not a standard scotch. I would drink this again.”

EP 119: Deanston

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Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Deanston Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7.5/10

 

“It’s a god scotch. Smokey is not super there. There’s not a whole lot to it. I don’t want to say it’s bad, but it lumps itself with generally good scotches.”

Alex6.8/10

“It’s a scotch. It’s a burny scotch, very since. I find it a bit too hard, it really punches you on the face, but doesn’t give me anything after that.”

EP 118: Lone Hawthorn "Craft Beer Batch"

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Iirish Whiskey

Lone Hawthorn Distillery?

The Verdict

Geoff 8.5/10

 

“It's really easy to drink, has a nice subtle burn. It has a strong flavor.”

Alex9/10

“I really really like it, it's super sweet, something really different. It's fruity! It's solid.”

EP 117: Eschenbrenner "Bill"

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Single Malt German Whisky

Eschenbrenner Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8.5/10

 

“It's nice and powerful, it really smacks you in the face. It has a nice, real scotch burn that goes down slowly. Lots of flavor. I'm digging it.”

Alex8.5/10

“I've liked it a lot. It is powerful. This does have a bit of a scotchy flavor to it. It's a little bit smokey, but not super smokey.  You can taste a bit of rum in there. I really like it.”

EP 116: Benriach - 10 Years

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Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Benriach Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

“The flavor is there, it’s got a lot of flavor. It’s got a lot going on. There is a very little trace of smoke.”

Alex8.2/10

“I really like it, it’s got a nice sweet flavor. For the price it taste way better than it should.”

EP 115: Bulleit 95 Rye

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Straight American Rye Whiskey

Bulleit Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

“Tasty rye, so good. I’m getting [the sweetness], some maple syrup at the end. It’s more leaning into the spice. A very subtle burn. Shelf worthy.”

Alex8/10

“Man, it is so spicy. It’s really really spicy, a lot going on but still pretty smooth. I’m not getting the sweetness I usually get with rye. I think it’s really interesting and different.”

EP 114: Aberlour

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Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Aberlour Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

“It’s incredibly smooth, easy to drink. It’s so easy to drink you could wind up drinking more than planned.”

Alex8.6/10

“I gotta say, it’s good, it’s very very smooth, not smokey at all, but I really really like it.”

EP 113: Basil Hayden's

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Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Beam and Suntory Inc.

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

“It’s good. It’s pretty pretty good.”

Alex8.3/10

“I can now officially say I do like bourbon. I find this really nice, it’s got that typical bourbon spice, it goes down really really smooth with that sweetness. I like that combination. It’s lovely in my mouth hole.”

EP 112: Smokehead

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Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Gladstone Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7.6/10

 

“I like it. I’ve drank quite a bit of it. It’s nice to have a smokey whiskey.”

Alex7.9/10

“I like it a lot. It’s a bit sweet and smokey. I'm surprised you like it!”

EP 111: The Gladstone Axe

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Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Gladstone Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7.8/10

 

“It’s got a strong smell - I like it. It's a tough one for a score. It's a good, but standard scotch. Nothing too special about it. If you're not a huge smokey fan, then this might be your jam. Shelf worthy.”

Alex7.8/10

"It's got a sweet flavor to it. It's pretty smooth...it's got a nice burn. There is nothing unique about it. I would put it a tick above a standard scotch, but it's not very smokey. The details of the bottle are really fun.”

EP 110: The Chita

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Single Grain Japanese Whisky

Suntory Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 9/10

 

“It's gorgeous. There is a lot of interesting flavors going on. It's really good.”

Alex9/10

“I really like it a lot. It's a bit sweet, but not in a rye way. It goes down incredibly smooth. It has superior drinkability. You can't go wrong with Japanese whisky.”

EP 109: May Loag

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Irish Whiskey

May Loag Spirits

The Verdict

Geoff 9/10

 

“It's good, it's really good. I would go so far to say, it's not your typical whiskey in terms of flavor.”

Alex8.5/10

“I really like it. Really strong flavor at first, then it gets sweet at the end. Very warming...very smooth. I don't know what it is, but it's a nice flavor. There's something extra in there.”

EP 108: Auchentoshan

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Auchentoshan Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7/10

 

“It’s got a little bit of smoke, nothing major. If you sat down at a friends place you would drink it all night. It’s middle of the road.”

Alex6/10

“It taste like a scotch, not anything more, not anything less. It’s mild. I don’t dislike it, I don’t love it. It is smooth, so I’ll give it that.”

EP 107: Eagle Rare

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Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Buffalo Trace Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

"It really grew on me. Good burn. It’s really hitting all the notes. 8 means a damn good thing."

Alex8/10

"I really like it. Maybe we’re bourbon people now. It’s sweet, it’s really nice and has that bourbon aftertaste. It’s very whole, a wholesome flavor."

EP 106: Glenfiddich IPA Experiment

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Glenfiddich Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

“I really dig it, there is something peculiar in a good way. There’s a sharp kind of spicy taste. It’s something different, a difference I enjoy."

Alex8.7/10

"It doesn’t taste like a typical Glenfiddich, it’s not super smoky. There is this sharp taste. It goes down really smooth, pretty mild actually."

EP 105: Signal Hill

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Canadian Whisky

Signal Hill Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8.5/10

 

"There's nothing bad I can say about any Canadian whisky. I love the simplicity of it"

Alex9/10

"I find it super smooth, a bit sweet, it goes down easy. It's bold, it's deep, it taste good in my mouth."

EP 104: Jura

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Jura Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7.8/10

 

"It's a solid whiskey, very solid scotch, its got that smokeyness but not too much. The burn is there and gone.  If it had a burn, I would enjoy it more. It's a bit too easy to drink for a scotch."

Alex8/10

"It's a good balance between smokey and sweetness. I find it smooth and easy to drink.  I feel there is some layer that is missing, whatever that means. It taste a bit light."

EP 103: Yellow Rose

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Rye Whisky

Yellow Rose Distillers

The Verdict

Geoff 8.5/10

 

"You know how I know I like it? I asked for another splash 10 minutes into the episode. The flavor changes as you're drinking it and I love every level of it."

Alex8/10

"I really like it. I don't find it as smooth as other rye's but the flavor it really really there.  It is sweet and has a warm flavor, nice burn going down."

EP 102: Ayrer's Angelique

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German Whiskey

Ayrer' Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 5.5/10

 

"Normally I wouldn't drink this whiskey, but when in certain moods in winter, like a christmas market. I just don't find it refreshing because it's thick and sweet."

Alex6/10

"It taste like a mix. It's honey, it's a little fruity, its sweet, but it's not a whiskey I would drink very often I don't think. Maybe you could mix it. It taste like there is sugar in there. Good drink, not a great whiskey."

EP 101: Glenmorangie

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Glenmorangie Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7.8/10

 

"When I first sipped it at the beginning I found it kind of strong, now that strength is gone and I’m used to it. It's good."

Alex8/10

"I find it really smooth and easy to drink, it’s not super smokey. I’m getting some fruitiness in there. I really like it."

EP 100!: Green Spot: Léoville Barton

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Irish Whiskey

Mitchell and Son Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 9.5/10

 

"It continues to be good. The spots have never failed me."

Alex9.5/10

"There’s a bit of fruitiness in there. It goes down easy. It’s green spot but that much better."

EP 99: Laphroaig - Select

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Scotch Whisky

D. Johnston & Co., Laphroaig Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7.8/10

 

"It has a nice burn. For the price, I think it's what you'd expect (from Laphroaig)."

Alex8.374/10

"It's good. It's really good. It's smokey, has a really nice flavor. The flavor dissipates a bit quicker than I'd like, especially for a scotch. For the price I don't think you can get a better whisky."

EP 98: Tamnavulin

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Tamnavulin Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7/10

 

"It's a solid whiskey, nothing special, but something that is very drinkable and gets the job done. The price to quality ratio is perfect."

Alex7/10

"It's nothing incredibly special, its pretty standard, but I have been drinking it throughout the episode non-stop. It's a light and easy scotch."

EP 97: Mimori

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Japanese Pure Malt Whisky

Mimori Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8.5/10

 

"Super flavorful. Good burn. Japanese Whiskys never fail."

Alex8.7/10

"It’s really good. It’s got a nice flavor, a bit of a nutty flavor. Pleases my pallet."

EP 96: Glengoyne 10 Years

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Highland Single Malt Scotch

Glengoyne Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

"It's a nice...winter, by the fire kind of whisky. I like it and for the price, it's fine."

Alex8/10

"So, it's got a really interesting flavor that I do like a lot. It's warm...it's got a lot gong on for it."

EP 95: Ayrer's PX

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German Whiskey

Ayrer's Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

"It’s got a spicy flavor. It really hangs in there, it goes down slow with a nice aftertaste."

Alex8.5/10

"I like it, it’s got a nice burn, a nice spice, goes down pretty easily. I like it a lot"

EP 94: WhistlePig

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Rye Whiskey

WhistlePig Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 9/10

 

"This is one of those times I wish I had more of because it’s so damn good. That slow burn massages you down your throat."

Alex8.7/10

"I love the sweetness of the rye and it’s also got the spiciness."

EP 93: The Singleton

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Scotch Whiskey

Dufftown Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7.5/10

 

"I’ve been enjoying it. The burn for me is mild, I wish there was more of that. I’m liking what it’s giving to me but it goes away pretty quick. It’s not very smokey. Shelf worthy"

Alex7.5/10

"I do like the flavor a lot. It’s more complex than the last whiskey. There is still some weird thing that I don’t like about. It, don’t know what it is. I do like it for the price."

EP 92: Cardhu

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Scotch Whiskey

Cardhu Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 6.5/10

 

"For 24 euro this is a fine whiskey, it’s nothing you’ll write home about."

Alex6/10

"I find it mediocre and neutral. It’s a basic whiskey. It taste like it’s a bit watered down. It’s not bad."

EP 91: Bull Run

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Bourbon Whiskey

Bull Run Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8.5/10

 

"It's a lovely bourbon. Super Tasty."

Alex7.5/10

"There's not many bourbons that I drink like I would drink a rye or scotch, but I keep sipping and drinking it. I really like it."

EP 90: Tomatin

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Scotch Whisky

Tomatin Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

"Whats nice is it's smokey peatiness, but really subtle, but you still know it's a scotch. When you smell this, you smell some butter, its insane."

Alex7.8/10

"I really like it. The weird thing that gets me is I 100% taste the butter in there, which is really weird.  Definitely one of the most interesting scotches we have ever had."

EP 89: Hardenberg Club

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German Rye Whiskey

Hardenberg Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7/10

 

"It’s a good rye, less sweetness and more of a burn and some spiciness. Shelf worthy."

Alex7.5/10

It’s definitely a nice rye, it’s not as sweet as other rye's are. It’s got a bit of spiciness in there. I wish I was a bit smoother, like it, don’t love it."

EP 88: Jameson Black Barrel

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Irish Whiskey

Jameson Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

"I definitely taste that nuttiness. Lovely."

Alex8.5/10

"I like it, you definitely taste that spiciness, has a nice aftertaste. It also has that Jameson signature flavor, but with a little bit extra."

EP 87: Slane

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Irish Whiskey

Slane Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

"It's got a nice burn. Not huge, but it's there. It's extremely affordable. For the taste to cost ratio, I gotta give it an 8."

Alex8/10

"It's good. The thing is, this is one of those examples where I drink a lot during the episode. If I am drinking it this easily and this much, it's good. It's got a nice flavor. Solid Irish"

EP 86: Ardbeg Scorch

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Scotch Whisky

Ardbeg Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

"It's smoky man, but I'm okay with this - even though its pushing my limits, I still consider it a good amount of smokey. There's a lot more depth to the flavor than just a smokiness."

Alex8/10

 "It's not only smoke. This is smokey but has a nice after taste to it. It's smooth with a bit of a sweet undertone at the end in the aftertaste."

EP 85: SKI-HI Rye

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Straight Rye Whiskey with Apple Cider

Wollersheim Winery & Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 6/10

 

“As a whiskey, it’s not something I’m going to go back to. Not because it’s bad, but just not my 'deal'. It’s good for what it is.”

Alex:  7/10

“It’s definitely something unique and different. I’m glad we had this. I’ll give it some extra points because it’s creative, it tastes good, but doesn’t have really a whiskey flavor to it.”

EP 84: Jameson - Distillery Edition

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Irish Whiskey

Jameson Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 9/10

 

“It’s got tons of flavor. There’s a lot going on. I've had three or four non-standard Jameson and they’re all good.”

Alex8.5/10

“It’s really good. Tastes good in my mouth. Incredibly smooth. I really missed Irish. [Jameson] is always consistent and good.”

EP 83: Laws

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San Luis Valley Straight Rye Whiskey

Laws Whiskey House

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

“That’s very tasty. It’s got a good burn.  The aftertaste sticks with you a while. The very first sip I had at the beginning of the episode I was like, yeah, that’s an 8.”

Alex8/10

“It’s got a lot going on for it. It’s got a spicy flavor to it. I would prefer it to be a bit sweeter and smoother. The flavor is really there and I’m enjoying it.”

EP 82: Military Special

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Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Atlantic Distillers

The Verdict

Geoff 2/10

 

"It’s an old cola. They should be happy I’m even giving it a 2. It came in a bottle and it’s labeled whiskey. It has a flavor, it just doesn’t taste like whiskey."

Alex3/10

“When I first took a sip I was like, it’s not that bad, I expected paint thinner. It’s easy to drink, surprisingly smooth. It taste like warm water with Splenda and a drip of vodka. I’ll give it 2 points for the bottling and label. Out of all the flavors in the world, this is one of them.”

EP 81: Various Cocktails!

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No New Whiskey Review This Week

This week we drank three different delicious whiskey cocktails - made from an amazing mixologist using whiskeys we have previously had on the show.

Cocktail 1: Whiskey Sour

Cocktail 2: Old Fashioned

Cocktail 3: Whiskey High Ball

                                                                                                                                                                 

EP 80: Shackelton

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Blended Malt Whiskey

Mackinlay & Co. Blenders & Distillers

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

"It’s different from most scotches...which I like. This will keep you warm at night."

Alex8/10

"It’s interesting. I’m really enjoying it. This is a really good relaxation whiskey, for someone who wants a scotch, but not something too hardcore. It's something that’s really tasty. It’s an expedition in my mouth."

EP 79: Bulleit 10 Year

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Bourbon Whiskey

Bulleit Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 8/10

 

"Every thing I've had from Bulleit so far has been good. It's very shelf worthy for the price. Super tasty, great amount of burn. It's not a rye, but it's in that direction."

Alex8/10

"I've been liking this the whole time, it's got a deep flavor to it, kind of sweet, but incredibly smooth. I really like it, I'd like to buy a big bottle of it at some point."

EP 78: Bud Spencer - The Legend

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German Whisky

St. Kilian Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff 7/10

 

"Beyond the smokeyness there isn’t a ton there. It’s got a good burn of course. If you remove the smoke there is not a ton going on, what else do you have left? Not a lot. It leaves some to be desired at least for me."

Alex7/10

"It is really smokey, but I’m really digging it. The problem is, a lot of the flavor is only smoke, there’s not a lot else going on for it. It’s got a nice flavor; I do like it, I don’t love it."

EP 77: Templeton Rye

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Straight Rye Whiskey

Templeton Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff6.5/10

 

"It’s not amazing. It’s not a bad rye. I think for the price, it’s not shelf worthy. The balance of the alcohol flavor hitting you vs. the other flavors is a bit too much. In general, it’s drinkable."

Alex6.5/10

"I agree, it’s a decent rye. I think for the price you can get a better rye, to be honest. There’s a bit of sweetness in there, but it’s not coming through hard. There’s a burn, but not a lot. There’s almost everything there, but not enough."

EP 76: Lambay

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Irish Blended Whiskey

Lambay Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff8/10

 

"I'm diggin it. I like a whiskey with a lot going on; it's spicy, it's fruity, it doesnt have a huge burn but enough so it keeps me going. For 30 euro it's pretty exciting."

Alex9/10

"It's got a lot of cool flavors going on. It's got a nice burn, but not too much, I prefer a but more to be honest. It's sweeter, fruity with a spicy aftertaste. Shelf Worthy."

EP 75: Glenfiddich 15 Years

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English Single Malt Whisky

Glenfiddich Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff:  8/10

"It’s tasty. It’s not blowing me away...it’s good though. This is a good definition of a scotch. Absolutely shelf worthy - 40 bucks for a 15 year, solid scotch."

Alex:  8/10

"I like it a lot. It’s really smooth. It’s got a lot of flavor. This is a scotch. This is a great after-work-drink."

EP 74: Cotswolds Founders Choice

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English Single Malt Whisky

Cotswold Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff7/10

"I love a good burn, but this thing is like an endless burn. The [flavor] is there. It's a good whisky; it's a good flavor, but it's overpowered by the amount of alcohol in it. I don't want to say it's bad."

Alex6.5/10

"It's too strong. I am not really enjoying it because every sip I take is like, 'woah Nelly.' This would be great in winter. There is a nice sweet aftertaste that I really enjoy. I'm not gonna say it's a bad whisky."

EP 73: Ayrer's Ruby

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German Whisky

Ayrer's Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff7.5/10

"It’s got a good burn that I like. For such a young whisky, it’s good. It’s really interesting. I enjoy this."

Alex7.5/10

"I like it. It has a bit of a sweetness to it, but it’s also spicy as well. It’s got interesting flavors. It’s not boring, it’s complex."

EP 72: Bowmore 18

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bowmore Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff8.5/10

"This is not too Smokey. For a beginner 'smoker', if you will, this is good for you. It gives you enough of that strong scotch flavor, but doesn’t hit you in the face too hard."

Alex9/10

"It’s a very stereotypical, delicious, classic scotch. It’s a little more mild, but still a good strong flavor. This is a classic whisky to have on your shelf. Totally shelf worthy."

EP 71: The Balvenie - Caribbean Cask

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The Balvenie Distillery Banffshire

The Verdict

Geoff7.5/10

"It's not amazing, but it's quite good. If you want something different from a normal scotch, it's the place to go. You can definitely taste those 14 years.”

Alex8/10

“I think it's really good. It's not as smokey as I usually like, but I like that sweetness from the Caribbean casks that you can definitely taste.”

EP 70: Willett

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Bourbon Whiskey

Willett Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff9/10

"It’s good! It has tons of flavor. It’s smooth.”

Alex9/10

“This is a bourbon that I love. It’s got a lot of sweet, delicious flavor. This is the most I have drunken a bourbon during an episode.”                                                                                                                                                                 

EP 69: Dingle

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Single Malt Irish Whiskey

County Kerry Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff8/10

“It’s just tasty. The aftertaste is very sweet. At the very beginning it’s quite strong for an Irish. Very smooth. I’m really enjoying it.”

Alex8.5/10

“It’s very tasty, I like that sweetness that comes with it. Not a huge burn, but I don’t really miss it because it’s so tasty and smooth.”

EP 68: FEW

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Rye Whiskey

FEW Spirits Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff8/10

“It's herby. There's a lot of different flavors going on.  It's got the burn...it's a bit spicy but smooth like a typical Rye. Very very good, what can I say.”

Alex8.5/10

"FEW Rye has more than a few flavors that I'm tasting. I like the spiciness, I think its smooth. It's got a really nice burn to it. It's a very full flavor.”

EP 67: Sourland Mountain Spirits

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Double Oaked Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Disch and Sons Distillers

The Verdict

Geoff8.5/10

“I am digging this bourbon, baby. It’s spicy...some heat to it. There are very few bourbons that tickle my fancy, [this one] is tasty.”

Alex8/10

"There’s a really strong burn. The more you drink it, the easier it gets. It’s spicy, but also with a deep sweeter flavor. I really like it. I’m surprised how much I like it.”

EP 66: Penderyn Myth

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Single Malt Welsh Whisky

Penderyn Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff7.5/10

“It’s good. If we need more before the review comes, it means we like it. It’s subdued, but what’s there is really good.”

Alex7/10

"It’s smooth, a different type of flavor. It’s not crazy strong in any direction. Not a huge burn - a bit, but it’s enough. Shelf worthy.”

EP 65: Stork Club Full Proof Rye

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German Rye Whiskey

Spreewood Distillers

The Verdict

Geoff9/10

"They make rye that rivals American rye. Good Lord, it’s lovely. Quite tasty."

Alex9.3/10

It’s delicious. It’s got a really nice burn. It has a heavy flavor, which I like."                                                                                                                                                                 

EP 64: Flaming Pig

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Irish Whiskey

Flaming Pig Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff8/10

"It’s a tasty Irish. The aftertaste is nice and slow, a lot going on. This is the definition of shelf worthy. Affordable, tasty, interesting.“

Alex8.3/10

"It’s really good, I really like it. I love the creamy taste to it. It’s got a nice burn, not too hard, the flavors aren’t super in your face anywhere, but very tasty.

EP 63: Belgian Owl

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Belgian Single Malt Whisky

Belgian Owl Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff8/10

“For a three year old whisky, this is quite good. It’s tasty.”

Alex8/10

“There’s a lot of flavor there. It tastes good. I wouldn’t say it’s anything crazy special...it’s something I would drink again."

EP 62: Säntis Malt

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Swiss Alpine Whisky

Locher Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff6/10

It’s interesting. It just does not fit my pallet and what I like. I’m glad I tried it. I’d rather have this than something without a lot of flavor. Somewhere out there, there is somebody who would really enjoy this, it's just not meant for me."

Alex4/10

“This is something if I had it a few more times I could learn to like. The more I’m drinking it the more I like it, but I don’t like it...yet. It doesn’t taste like a bad whiskey. It just has flavors I don’t like. My tongue is like naaah.”

EP 61: Nestville

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Slovakian Whisky

Nestville Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff7.5/10

“It’s good. It’s a stronger flavor. There’s a little bit [of burn]. It’s interesting...”

Alex7/10

“I like it. Especially for the price, it’s amazing. It’s got a nice sweeter flavor that I like.”                                                                                                                                                                 

EP 60: Hammer Head

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Single Malt Czech Whisky

Pradlo Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff8.5/10

“It’s tasty. Has a nice smoothness; easy to drink. Has a bold flavor. It’s got a uniqueness to it.”

Alex8.5/10

“I’ve been enjoying it throughout the episode very much. It’s very tasty. It’s incredibly smooth; goes down super easy.”

EP 59: Vina - The Italian Whisky

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Italian Whisky

Puni Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff6.5/10

“It doesn’t really stand out. Not a remarkable whisky. There is very little burn, very subtle. I would put the bottle on your shelf - not necessarily to drink it.”

Alex6/10

“It’s definitely smooth and easy to drink. It’s not giving me a lot of flavor generally. The flavor there is good, but it lasts a second and it’s gone.”

EP 58: Adnams

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Triple Malt English Whisky

Copper House Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff8/10

“There’s flavors in here that I’m not used to and I’m digging it. The burn is not big, but it’s there. It’s got a bold flavor.”

Alex8/10

“I find it really really smooth. 'Bold' is a good way to put it. For 50 €, it’s worth the price.”

EP 57: Armorik

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Single Malt French Whisky

Warenghem Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff7.5/10

“I have been enjoying what’s going in my mouth. I have been enjoying sipping this. My expectations were low, but it exceeded my expectations.”

Alex7.5/10

“I do like it. It has this interesting fruity flavor. It's nothing crazy, but it has this special, 'how you doing' there. Clearly, the French can make liquids. I like it a lot.”

EP 56: Paul John

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Single Malt Indian Whisky

Paul John Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff8/10

“I like it, it’s good. It clears the sinuses. It’s got a stronger burn. It’s a flavor that slaps you in the face. It’s tasty.”

Alex8.0/10

“It’s strong, but I like it. Definitely not a beginners whisky. It tastes like a really strong scotch.”                                                                                                                                                                 

EP 55: Roe & Co

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Blended Irish Whiskey

Roe & Co Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff8/10

“I am a big Irish whiskey fan. This is a good Irish whiskey. It’s got a good burn - it’s smooth. It’s got this flavor, I can’t put my finger on it. It’s not present in a standard Irish whiskey. Good substitute for a Jameson.”

Alex8.2 (8 for Geoff's Mom)/10

“This whiskey gave me a very good first impression. It’s got a sweet fruity flavor that I’m really enjoying. I did not expect this.”

EP 54: Dalwhinnie - 15 Year

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Dalwhinnie Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff7/10

“There’s nothing amazing about this whisky. It’s a diet scotch, scotch light. It’s a solid standard whiskey that I’ll go to, that I’ll drink. Nothing sets it’s apart from the other 53 whiskeys we’ve had.”

Alex7/10

“I wish there was more “scotch flavor” to it, it’s not smokey at all. It’s average.”

EP 53: Glenfarclas - 12 Year

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Glenfarclas Distillery

The Verdict

Geoff8/10

“It does have a little bit of smokiness, a little bit of the burn, and a little smoothness. From the first sip I knew it was an 8. It’s a very tasty scotch at a very good price.”

Alex8.5/10

“I really like this whisky. It just tastes like a really good scotch. It’s warm and it’s got a decent burn. Smoky, but not too smoky. Really, really solid whisky.”