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About whiskyben

I am a gamer, musician, business man, and lover of whiskey! While I have many passions, whiskey is at the forefront and I look for any opportunity to discuss and imbibe it!

Glenmorangie “Original”

Whisky- Glenmorangie “Original” Complexity-Hard Type- Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 10 years old, 40% ABV Appearance- a warm and inviting mix of Fino Sherry and Chardonnay.  The tears are medium slow-moving and are just as thick.  No visible impurities. Aroma- sweet sweet sweet.  A very inviting and … Continue reading

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Wild Turkey-Rye

Whiskey- Wild Turkey Rye Complexity- Standard Type- Rye whiskey, 50.5% ABV, no age statement. Appearance- Full gold to old Sauternes, clean and clear with no impurities, long thick tears but not too think. Aroma- approach carefully as the high ABV can … Continue reading

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Canadian Club-2 versions, one distilled in 1956 and one distilled in 2004

  Whiskey-Canadian Club-two versions, one distilled in 1956 and one distilled in 2004. This requires a bit of explaining.  One of my good friends, Dave Tollis, presented me with an experience I never thought I would have.  Dave told me … Continue reading

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Black Bottle

Whisky-Black Bottle Complexity-Standard Type- blended Scotch Whisky from Islay Malts, no age statement, 40% ABV Appearance- a Chardonnay with hints of sunlight, medium fast-moving tears Aroma- a sweet honey plays with the nose as traces of salt run around almost out of … Continue reading

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Jameson

Whiskey-Jameson sampled 1/8/2011 Complexity-standard Type- Irish Whiskey, triple distilled, blended, no age given on the bottle, aged in both bourbon and Sherry casks Appearance-  A strong Sunlight with bits of Chardonnay dancing in the depths.  It is clear and free on impurities with … Continue reading

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Jack Daniel’s “Gentleman Jack”

Whiskey- Jack Daniel’s “Gentleman Jack” sampling date not recorded Complexity-easy Type- Tennessee Whiskey, aged about 4 years, 40% ABV, undergoes and extra filtration step in the process making it different from other expressions in the line of products. Appearance-a very modest sunlight to pale straw, medium fast-moving tears almost … Continue reading

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Glenmorangie “The Lasanta”

Whisky: Glenmorangie “The Lasanta” sampled 9-6-2010 Complexity: Standard type: 12 yo (10 years in White American Oak and 2 years in Oloroso Sherry casks), 46% ABV, Non-Chill Filtered Appearance: Full Gold to Old Sauternes, thin medium slow-moving tears and no impurities … Continue reading

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The Glenrothes 1994

Whisky- The Glenrothes Vintage 1994 Complexity-Hard type-Scotch, single malt from Speyside, poured in 1994 and bottled in 2008, 43% ABV, sampled 10-20-2010 Appearance- a pleasant Fino Sherry but on the lighter side.  Thin slow legs and no impurities are noted. … Continue reading

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Willett Bourbon

Please bear with me for the first number of entries, they were my first explorations into trying to define whiskey experiences and do not fully represent my tasting because I didn’t have the vocabulary to describe it yet. Whiskey- Willett Family Reserve Complexity-Hard Type-Single … Continue reading

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My first tasting-The Glenlivet

Please bear with me for the first number of entries, they were my first explorations into trying to define whisky experiences and do not fully represent my tasting because I didn’t have the vocabulary to describe it yet. Whisky-The Glenlivet Complexity-Standard Type-Single Malt Scotch … Continue reading

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