The Long Island Whisky – Old Ferrytown Whisky No. 4

Long Island Whisky

No matter how versed you think you might be in the world of whiskey, there will always be something new, something unheard of, something unique that you haven’t tried. Recently, I had just that experience.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

Glenmorangie Signet Review (Bonus: The Original and Nectar d’Or Reviews)

If you have spent any time on a Scotch Whisky aisle in a store, chances are you have come across Glenmorangie more often than not.  Glenmorangie is a single malt Scotch producer in the Highlands region of Scotland (which is the by far the largest Scotch region in terms of both geographical size and whisky production).  And within that large Highlands region, Glenmorangie is said to be the best selling Single Malt in Scotland almost continuously since 1983.

Glenmorangie was founded in 1843 in the town of Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland, on the site of the Morangie brewery that had operated there since the 1730’s.  In 1918, the distillery would be sold.  Its then owners would retain control until 2004, when the company was sold to its current owner, Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.  The distillery shut down several times during war and depression times.

Glenmorangie Signet

Today, Glenmorangie has four core expressions – The Original (ex-bourbon casks), the Lasanta (ex-bourbon cask with Oloroso Sherry cask finish), the Quinta Ruban (white oak with ruby port cask finish) and the Nectar d’Or (Sauternes wine finish).  Glenmorangie also produces what they call the “prestige expressions,” which include 18, 19 and 25 year age stated whiskies, and the Signet (more below).  Additional vintage and private editions have been released over the past few years.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 3 Review

Balvenie Tun

While I have had many opportunities to explore Balvenie’s core range products (which I have thoroughly enjoyed), never wasI  presented the occasion to sample any of Balvenie’s special or one-time release whiskies.

Seeing some of these on shelves, on Instagram and online reviews left me curious, to say the least, and thirsting, to be more specific. However, most of these products come with limited availability and with quite proud price tags. To date, as I mention, I had not had an opportunity to enjoy this range. This past weekend changed that.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

September 2017: Independent Scotch Bottlings

 

Cadenhead's Scotch Whisky

Host: Dr. Stephen Benson

I had the great fortune of visiting London and Edinburgh this past Spring.  I thought I would pick up a few bottles for Flight Club while I was there, but honestly did not have much of a plan.  This was a mistake.  The sheer number of bottlings is overwhelming to say the least, especially if you’re not sure what you are looking for.  A coupleof helpful store owners told me about independent scotch bottlers and that piqued my interest.

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