Review: Smith & Cross

90% Cleaning & 10% paperwork. That’s the old joke about what life is actually like in a brewery. & since fermenting the distillate is basically the same as brewing beer, the same holds true for a distillery. Generally, fermentation takes place in large, stainless steel tanks with complex systems of pumps & valves. The cleaning […]

Review: Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2009

Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2009Single Malt Scotch Whisky Bruichladdich, one of the lesser known distilleries on the Isle of Islay, Scotland, differentiates itself by shredding conventions & focusing on the craft of distilling though multiple brands, experimental series, & a commitment to quality. The Islay Barley line is a showcase of the terroir of Islay with […]

Review: The Sexton

The Sexton Irish Single Malt Whiskey This Blog’s inaugural review is of The Sexton. This Irish Whiskey is a new product to the market & brands itself as an “unexpected, modern-day Irish [Whiskey].” Its marketing begs your purchase; should you indulge it? The Notes Category: WhiskeyOrigin: IrelandDistillate: Single Malt (All Malted Barley)Distillation Method: Pot StillDistillery: […]