As you know, I consider myself something of a whiskey aficionado (though, only on my most pretentious days). Which, of course, means that I have compelled share my opinions as though they are divine revelation handed down by the whatever from high atop the thing (that’s a reference). 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 the first two.

This page will be a collection my favorite whiskeys, recent review, pithy quotes, and who-knows-what-else. Check back from time to time to see what it becomes.

Current Favorites

Bourbon: Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Scotch: Talisker 10
Rye: High West Rendezvous Rye
Irish: Teeling Small Batch

Quicklist*

Bourbon

Wild Turkey Rare Breed – ★★★★★
Eagle Rare – ★★★★★
Henry McKenna
 10 Year – ★★★★★
Bulleit
 Bourbon – ★★★★☆
Buffalo Trace Bourbon – ★★★★★
Knob Creek Straight Bourbon Whiskey – ★★★★☆
Treaty OakRed Handed Bourbon – ★★★★★
Maker’s Mark Classic – ★★★☆☆
Wild Turkey 101 – ★★★★☆
Virgil Kaine 
Ginger Infused – ★☆☆☆☆

Rye

High West Double Rye – ★★★★☆
High West Rendezvous Rye – ★★★★★
Bulleit Rye – ★★★★☆
Whistle Pig 10 Year – ★★★★★
Rittenhouse Rye – ★★★★☆
Virgil Kaine Robber Barron Rye – ★★★☆☆
Woodford Reserve Rye – ★★★★☆

Other

Michters American Whiskey – ★★★★★
Filibuster Boondoggler – ★★★★☆
Milk & Honey (Israel) Single Malt New Make – ★★★☆☆
Virginia Distilling Co. 
Port Finished Virginia Highland – ★★★★☆
Jack Daniel’s Distiller’s Edition No. 6 – ★★★★☆

Scotch

Monkey Shoulder – ★★☆☆☆
Laphroaig 10 – ★★★★☆
Oban 14 – ★★★★★
Talisker 
10 – ★★★★★

Irish

Tullamore D.E.W. Classic – ★★★☆☆
Teeling Small Batch – ★★★★☆

Canadian

Crown Royal Bourbon Mash – ★★★☆☆

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