Category: Whiskey Reviews

Whiskey Review: Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey

Teeling Irish Whiskey

For many years, the Irish whiskey business was dominated by just a couple major players. Through consolidations, sales, and reorganizations, the names of the owners changed, but the status quo remained essentially the same. (Today those two owners are Beam-Suntory and Diageo.) The only significant competition to those two was from the Cooley Distillery, founded … Read more

Whiskey Review: Abraham Bowman High Rye Bourbon

Abraham Bowman High Rye Bourbon

Abraham Bowman bourbon is made in Kentucky by the Buffalo Trace Distillery and then redistilled, aged, and bottled at the A. Smith Bowman facility in Fredericksburg, Virginia. (This is what is generally believed to happen anyway. Sazerac, the owners of Buffalo Trace, are quiet about some of the details of this whiskey.) The Bowman company has been … Read more

Whisky Review: Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch

Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch

Auchentoshan Lowland Scotch Whisky has released a new single malt that is designed to appeal to bourbon drinkers. The new American Oak Single Malt Scotch is aged in first fill ex-bourbon casks, the first Auchentoshan to be matured in this way. It’s still a single malt Scotch, triple-distilled from 100% malted barley, but by aging … Read more

Flavored Whiskey Review: Berentzen Bushel & Barrel

Berentzen Bushel and Barrel label

The flavored whiskey market has exploded in recent years, and now Germany company Berentzen has entered the fray with their own twist on things. Berentzen Bushel & Barrel takes Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and mixes it with their apple liqueur (which consists of  neutral spirits, caramel coloring, and natural flavors). The result is one of … Read more

Whiskey Review: Stagg Jr. Bourbon

Stagg Jr.Kentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeyGrade: (Highest Recommendation)Price: $50 (750ml) Buffalo Trace Distillery has long been one of the most aggressive whiskey outfits when it comes to experimenting with and producing new bourbons. Their latest is one that's already generating a great deal of interest: Stagg Jr. A younger version of the highly sought-after George T. Stagg … Read more

Taste Test: Blended Irish Whiskey

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, which means many drinkers will be turning to Irish whiskey for their drink of choice. The Irish whiskey category is hotter than it's ever been, so there are more choices than ever before. Here at Professor Cocktail we do the heavy lifting so that you don't have … Read more