Glenfiddich Project XX - A Blend of Scotch Ambassadors

Glenfiddich Project XX - A Blend of Scotch Ambassadors

Glenfiddich’s Experimental Series started with IPA, a whisky that surprised me. I thought it was a gimmick, but it turned out to be a winner in setting Glenfiddich in a new direction. The second release in the Experimental Series is Project XX (Pronounced: Project Twenty). Was this a clever marketing way to put the number twenty on the bottle? Perhaps, but the whisky inside has a clever story, and it’s a clever scotch, so let’s dive deeper.

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Glenfiddich 15 Solera Reserve Unique Review

Glenfiddich 15 Solera Reserve Unique Review

Glenfiddich 15 Solera Reserve is a fantastic scotch that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. It’s not as topical as whatever this years best whisky in the world is, or as historic as some fifty-year old scotches being released. What it is, though, is a consistently terrific reasonably priced scotch (such a rarity these days!).

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Glenmorangie Quinta Ruben 12 Review - The most Glenmorangie Scotch of them all

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruben 12 Review - The most Glenmorangie Scotch of them all

Not all Glenmorangie scotches are complex, but all are rich and luxurious; they capture that essence of drinking a special pour. Quinta Ruben 12 Year Old, is perhaps, the best fitting of the Glenmorangie name from the regular release expressions.

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Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old Review - Sipping Scotch You Can Get Lost In

Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old Review - Sipping Scotch You Can Get Lost In

Marketers will tell you that a great story will connect with consumers moreso than a great product. Big distilleries from Scotland and Kentucky have been using this logic from the very beginning with stories of prohibition, the "evil" taxmen, and family history. The problem with today's crowded whisky scene is these stories start sounding the same.

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Bowmore Tempest 10 Year Old (V) Review - Peated Cask Strength with Finesse

Bowmore Tempest 10 Year Old (V) Review - Peated Cask Strength with Finesse

By every comparison, the Bowmore Tempest is the opposite of the mild please-all peated Bowmore 12 Year Old scotch. Bowmore Tempest is the whisky for a growing enthusiasts. It has all the flavor one would expect in non-chill filtered cask strength scotch, without the intensity many cask strength whiskies hold. 

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Aberlour A'Bunadh Review (53 & 54) - Cask Strength Scotch Delivering on Flavor

Aberlour A'Bunadh Review (53 & 54) - Cask Strength Scotch Delivering on Flavor

For whisky enthusiasts, today's lack of supply of old favorites is creating a frantic buying environment. There are, however, whiskies that are available and delicious. Aberlour A'Bunadh is one of those whiskies. It's not cheap in any traditional sense, but it is affordable considering it's cask strength first-fill single malt scotch.

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Mortlach Rare Old Reviewed - Braggartly whisky with good looks that comes with a price

Mortlach Rare Old Reviewed - Braggartly whisky with good looks that comes with a price

From removing the cork, to tipping the bottle, to the pour, Mortlach Rare Old is a fine experience. The bottle screams “expensive whisky.” That being said, the marketing is likely to enrage many. Bragging that your whisky is "rare” and “old" has the same stereotypes associated with driving an embellished large car. Maybe there are some insecurities there?

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