Best Whiskey Reviews of August 2022

Each month, the team at Abov looks to highlight the best whiskey reviews shared by the community. Best can be subjective, but these are some of the most entertaining, informative, unique, or spot-on whiskey reviews we could find. If you would like to be featured, be sure to keep writing those reviews in the Abov App! Here are the best whiskey reviews of August 2022.

1792 Small Batch

  • Category: Bourbon
  • Origin: United States
  • Author: @Gimme1Whiskey
  • Rating: 25/100
  • Review: “In my opinion, this is absolute garbage. Bottle says 93 proof, but drinks at about 133. All alcohol burn, almost zero flavor. I’ve tried adding copious amounts of water and it didn’t help. Also added several pieces of ice, and even that was unsuccessful. I don’t even know if I want to disparage my sodas by trying this as a mixer.”

Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye

  • Category: Canadian Rye
  • Origin: Canada
  • Author: @VWTDI02
  • Rating: 80/100
  • Review: “Nose: Cereal, ethanol, and warm. With water mango, fresh mint from the garden, and sweet caramel. Palate: Rye spice, citrus, orange peel. Finish: Medium length with plums, bit of spice, and a hint of smoke.”

Balcones Baby Blue

  • Category: Corn
  • Origin: United States
  • Author: @anotherone
  • Rating: 79/100
  • Review: “sour cherry. musty! oily and chewy. spice and corn. leaves a film on the teeth.”

Craigellachie 31 Year Old

  • Category: Single Malt
  • Origin: Scotland
  • Author: @MarcHD
  • Rating: 94/100
  • Review: “A very rare treat, made all the more special after trying back to back with the 17 so as to really understand what the age has done to the spirit. Conclusion? Essentially the 17yo turned up to… well… 31? One of the best whiskies I’ve had.”

Elijah Craig 18 Year Old

  • Category: Bourbon
  • Origin: United States
  • Author: @Adamj
  • Rating: 74/100
  • Review: “Smells great. Figs and raisins. Taste is a let down. It tastes too proofed down. It’s light in texture. There is a lot of char flavor followed by oak. There is a sweetness but it fades quickly. Given the price, it is not worth buying.

Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve

  • Category: Single Malt
  • Origin: Scotland
  • Author: @csmills
  • Rating: 74/100
  • Review: “Very sweet on the nose with strong notes of pear. There isn’t much cereal but I do get some straw. On the palate, also sweet but a bit of barrel funk too. Hints of Burnt sugar and quite acidic on the tongue. Overall, not a bad dram. Nose is very pleasant but the taste leaves something to be desired.”

Irish Mist Honey

  • Category: Flavored
  • Origin: Ireland
  • Author: @pania15
  • Rating: 33/100
  • Review: “For in the coffee”

Monkey Shoulder

  • Category: Blended Malt
  • Origin: Scotland
  • Author: @Engel
  • Rating: 72/100
  • Review: “A gentle speyside blend, which – despite a watery experience – actually is quite rounded with the typical sherry-infused fruit flavors. To my opinion it should be available at higher ABV to make it better.”

Tomintoul Seiridh

  • Category: Single Malt
  • Origin: Scotland
  • Author: @rj18158
  • Rating: 87/100
  • Review: “This is clearly a sherry finish, “”sweet”” across the board & comes across a little better than its 40%. 👍 If you’ve mates that have no appreciation of scotch, introduce them to this. Its not complicated, just very friendly & certainly not bland! Well priced: I tasted this with its “”Cigar Malt”” bigger brother (82). Both magnificent, but very different, with the peat more prominent in the cigar malt palate & finish [as expected]! 8/10. I might add, this is batch Two: (6981 of 11040)… It is good!”

Willett Pot Still Reserve

  • Category: Bourbon
  • Origin: United States
  • Author: @AsleepInTheBack
  • Rating: 75/100
  • Review: “Caramelised banana honey wood spice almond pecan yum.”

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