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* USA whisky reviews

American whiskey is produced in the United States from a fermented mash of cereal grains. Depending on the type of whiskey, the mash has to contain minimum amounts of rye, corn, barley, wheat or other grains. There is an interesting interaction between the American and Scotch whisky industries: American whiskey has to be matured in new oak casks, which are then shipped to Scotland, where the law requires used casks.

Baker’s 7y (53,5%, OB 2007) – 82/100

Balcones True Blue ‘100 Proof’ (50%, OB 2012) – 82/100

Bernheim Original (45%, OB 2010) – 80/100

Blanton’s Original Single Barrel (46,5%, OB 2007, barrel #158, warehouse H, dumped 1/2/2007) – 80/100

Buffalo Trace (45%, OB) – 84/100

Bulleit Bourbon 10 yo (45,6%, OB 2013, Kentucky straight bourbon) – 82/100

Colonel E.H. Taylor, JR. ‘single barrel’ (50%, OB 2014) – 86/100

Elijah Craig 12 yo (47%, OB for The Nectar 2013, 94 Proof) – 84/100

Ezra Brooks 15 yo (101 proof, OB 1970’s, Italian import) – 90/100

George T. Stagg (71,3%, OB 2011) – 90/100

Jefferson’s Reserve (45,1%, OB 2010) – 80/100

Johnny Drum ‘Private Stock’ 15 yo (50,5%, OB 2012) – 78/100

Michter’s 10 yo bourbon (47,2%, OB 2014) – 89/100

Noah’s Mill (57,15%, OB 2010, Batch n°10-57) – 85/100

Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20yo (45,2%, OB) – 80/100

Parker’s Heritage Wheat whiskey 13 yo 2000 (63,7%, OB 2014, 8th edition) – 87/100

Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 Year Old (49,5%, Smooth Ambler 2014) – 85/100

Stagg Jr. (67,2%, OB 2013, first batch) – 81/100

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey (47%, OB 2010) – 87/100

William Larue Weller (62,65%, OB 2008, 3rd release) – 87/100

Woodford Reserve (43,2%, OB 2009) – 80/100

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1863 notes by Ruben

WhiskyNotes - Ruben LuytenThis blog is my personal collection of impressions, written while searching for the ultimate single malt whisky.