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Barrell Whiskey Batch 004 Review

Barrell Whiskey Batch 004

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: B+ Barrell Craft Spirits, the independent bottler behind Barrell Bourbon, Barrell Whiskey and Barrell Rum, announced recently that they would be getting into the business of opening a distillery in Louisville and making their own in-house spirits. Their plant will be a strongly production-oriented facility with few frills, stepping away from the stylish, tourist-friendly distilleries ...

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High Proof Bourbons For Summer

Knob Creek Single Barrel and a cigar

When The Mercury Goes Up, Try These Six Ballsy Bourbons On Ice By Richard Thomas My tastes in whisk(e)y change with the seasons, and one of the things I reach for once the summer heat well and truly sets in is high proof or cask strength Bourbon. This inclination to go with big, bold, strong Bourbon from about mid-June to ...

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Painted Stave Double TroubleD Whiskey Review

Double TroubleD Whiskey

By Father John Rayls Rating: B+ Delaware’s Painted Stave Distilling and Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co. have gotten into the thing, not new but not altogether well-established either, in producing a whiskey distilled from beer, in this case an Imperial IPA. The result is Double TroubleD, initially released in 2015. My particular bottle came from the October 2016 release, bottle ...

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Israel’s First Single Malt Ready To Go

By Richard Thomas Israel’s first whisky distillery, Milk & Honey, is poised to release their first batch of single malt whisky, which would also be the first Israeli single malt ever. The distillery announced on May 20 that they had bottled the first cask from their experimental series, which yielded 391 bottles. Those bottles are slated for sale later in ...

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