The Water of Life

As you may know, I consider myself something of a whiskey aficionado (though, only on my most pretentious days). Which, of course, means that I am compelled to share my opinions as though they are divine revelation handed down by the whatever from high atop the thing. If you’re here, you must be (1) a fan of me, (2) a fan of whiskey, (3) confused, or (4) a masochist. I will assume it’s one of the former two.

This page is aΒ collection of my favorite whiskeys, recent reviews, pithy quotes, and who-knows-what-else. Check back from time to time to see what it becomes.

Wanna buy me (or someone else) a gift? Here’s my wish list (and the things I regularly give). 


Current Favorites

Bourbon: Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Scotch: Talisker 10
Rye: High West Rendezvous Rye
Irish: Redbreast 12 Cast Proof
Japanese: Nikka Coffey Malt

Recent Blog Posts


Quicklist*

Bourbon

Wild Turkey Rare Breed –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Eagle Rare –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
Henry McKenna
Β 10 Year – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
Crowded Barrel
Β Eleanor Chapter 2 –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
BulleitΒ Bourbon –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
Buffalo TraceΒ Bourbon – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
Knob Creek Straight Bourbon Whiskey – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
Treaty Oak Red Handed Bourbon – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
Maker’s Mark – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
Wild TurkeyΒ 101 –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

Rye

High West Double Rye – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
High West Rendezvous Rye – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Bulleit Rye – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
Whistle Pig 10 Year – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Rittenhouse Rye – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
Virgil Kaine Robber Barron Rye – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
Woodford Reserve Rye – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

Other

MichtersΒ American Whiskey – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Virginia DistillingΒ Co.Β 
Port Finished Virginia Highland –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
Virginia DistillingΒ Co.Β Chardonnay Finished Virginia Highland – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
Jack Daniel’sΒ Distiller’s Edition No. 6 –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
Angel’s EnvyΒ –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Scotch

TaliskerΒ 25 –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Lagavulin 16 – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
LaphroaigΒ 10 – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β 
ObanΒ 14 – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
TaliskerΒ 
10 –Β β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Irish

Redbreast 12 Cask Strength – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Tullamore D.E.W. Classic – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
Teeling Small Batch – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

Japanese

Nikka Coffey Malt – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
Suntory Toki – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

Canadian

Crown Royal Bourbon Mash – β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

*Scale
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… – I have seen the face of God.
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† – You won’t regret this.
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† – Drinkable; in dire situations.
β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜† – Only if you’re freezing to death.
β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜† – Poison.