Spirit Reviews

We love writing about spirits. While we’ve had hundreds of rums, as of March 2019 we’ve just started formally reviewing them, and you can find our catalog of rum reviews, and history about the spirit in our Rum Reviews section.

We’ve picked up the pace on whisky reviews, and have amassed a small arsenal of reviews. You can also learn more about our spirit tasting and review process. Some of our favorites recently have been from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), so we put together a comprehensive guide to SMWS bottle numbers, because a lot of the other ones we found weren’t up to date and were missing things.

We accept Rum and Whisky samples and you can learn more about how to reach us on our contact us page.

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Review #28: Clynelish 16 Signatory
Founded in 1819, Clynelish is one of Diageo’s workhorse distilleries, churning out malt that’s blended into their Johnnie Walker range.
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Review #27 – Signatory Cask Strength Port Dundas 22 Year
I drink this because I hate myself. Also to assure myself that I am definitely not an alcoholic. At least
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Review #26: Aberlour 24 Cadenhead
It's weird, but effervescent is an apt description for this one. Must try for lovers of Abelour.
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Review #25: Amrut Naarangi
Indian single malt whisky with strong orange notes. 7/10, worth checking out.
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Rum Review #3: Ron Navazos Palazzi 15
Blackberry lost in Jerez.
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Review #24: EH Taylor Small Batch
Hot and peppery chocolate bourbon
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Review #23: Exclusive Regions Orkney
Butter cookies and sage
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Lagavulin Vertical Tasting: Which Lagavulin Bottling is the Best?
Vertical tasting of multiple Lagavulin bottles to determine our favorites
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Review #22: Tamdhu 1980
A once in a lifetime chance. “Orange silk on a leather couch
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Review #21: Ardbeg Uigeadail
All hail peat
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