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The Big Whisk(e)y List

It's extremely ridiculous for a person to assign a grade to something as ethereal and complex as whisky.

But I'm extremely ridiculous.

Below, you'll find an embedded Google Doc (warts and all) with the ratings of all of the whiskies on which I've reported.  (Click here for a brief explanation of the grading system.)  It is sorted first by grade, then by alphabetical order.  I'm actually trying out a different sorting order right now.  Please click the whisky's name for a link to a thorough (yet concise!) entry about each whisky.

(also, here's a link to a full page view of the document)

10 comments:

  1. I would rate the JW green, Laphoaig 10 cask, and glendronach 12, at least a half to full star higher... otherwise, your reviews are very good.

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    1. Thank you very much! The JW Green and Laphroaig Cask are both big faves of mine. I'll always check back in on them (as long as they're available) so they may move up or down the list.

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  2. Awesome, Corry is my favorite too, but I've got the Laph 18 right behind it. Will have to try some of your US recs; I got hooked on Knob Creek Single Barrel 120 proof (which I liked better than Blanton's for the extra kick) and have yet to find anything to take its place.

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    1. Yeah, Corry can be glorious! Though I've heard newer batches have much younger whisky in them than the older ones. I have a sample from 2013 that I'll be reviewing before the year is done. I have a sample of the Knob Creek Single Barrel 120 too. I just hope it's better than their rye! :)

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  3. Seriously try the Laphroaig 18 (and QC) again; given your evolving tendency toward the peat, I think those are likely to move up toward the top.

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    1. To me the Laphroaig QC is the best non-Ardbeg official young Islay on the market right now (that sounds like a lot of qualifiers, but it has a lot of competition right now). Don't know if you've had an opportunity to try a single cask independent Laphroaig, but I highly recommend it. Their only downside are their very very high prices.

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  4. Plus, surprised you've got no Bushmills?!?

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    1. I have many bones to pick with Diageo and am no longer buying any of their products, so there won't be a heck of a lot of Bushmills reviews. There will be a review of the 16yo and the basic white label one at some point, though.

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    2. Would you consider reviewing Bushmill's Black Bush since Diageo sold the brand off?

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    3. Absolutely, I'm thinking of doing another Bushmills v Bushmills v Bushmills post. BUT it might be several months before I do so.

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