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Crackdown On Counterfeit Van Winkle Scores First Win

Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon, the bourbon that is so hard to find it has been compared to unicorns and chimeras, has become so popular it’s often being counterfeited with knock off and recycled bottles and illegally re-sold on the “secondary markets” online. The Van Winkles, along with partners Buffalo Trace Distillery, have taken action and successfully provided evidence of counterfeiting ...

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Sagamore Spirit Launching Two Autumn Limited Edition Whiskeys

To mark the fall season, Sagamore Spirit today announced that it is launching two limited time offer whiskey selections under its Sagamore Reserve label: Double Oak and Moscatel Barrel Finish. The releases will be available next week in stores where Sagamore Spirit products are currently sold. “We are excited to continue to spread the word about Sagamore Spirit,” said Brian ...

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Is Tennessee Whiskey Bourbon?

Jack Daniel's charcoal

By Richard Thomas Go into a bar—not a whiskey bar, but any bar—and you may hear a friendly argument as to is whether or not Tennessee Whiskey is Bourbon. It’s a decades-old classic, and it used to be on one side were those who were dismissive of Jack Daniel’s, by far the biggest name in Tennessee Whiskey (indeed, American Whiskey ...

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Four Roses Small Batch LE Bourbon Review (2017)

Four Roses Small Batch LE 2017

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: A Four Roses Distillery was established in 1888, and today it is the only Bourbon distillery that combines two mashbills with five proprietary yeast strains to make ten distinct Bourbon recipes, each with its own unique flavor profile. Although all ten recipes are used in the standard Four Roses Yellow Label, it is in the ...

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