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Ballotin Original Chocolate Whiskey Review

Ballotin Original Chocolate Whiskey

By Debbie Shocair Rating: B- When I wrote this it was the season for Easter candy, endless varieties of chocolate eggs, and…. chocolate whiskey. Easter is gone now, but the lingering pleasure of seasonal chocolates lives on for some weeks in our cupboards, and Ballotin Original Chocolate flavored whiskey is a fine and tasty grown-up accoutrement to your spring stash ...

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Texas’s Garrison Brothers Crosses 10,000th Barrel Threshold

Today, Garrison Brothers Distillery, one of the first small distilleries in America outside of Kentucky to authentically hand-produce straight bourbon whiskey, will fill its 10,000th bourbon barrel. The distillery first started operations in 2003 and first sold bourbon in Texas in 2010. Now, Garrison Brother’s Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distributed all across Texas, in 25 U.S. states and overseas in ...

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Visiting Kentucky? There Is More To It Than Distilleries

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By Richard Thomas For the serious bourbon fan, coming to the Bluegrass and visiting distilleries is a good start to understanding and appreciating Kentucky’s native spirit and how it is made. What is more, taking in more than one distillery should hopefully allow one to see the differences in how each whiskey-maker creates their products and crafts their identity. As ...

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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Review (2017 Series)

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

Updated May 13, 2017 With Elijah Craig (EC) Barrel Proof’s 2017 releases, The Whiskey Reviewer will be trying something a little different. Previously we have given all reviews a separate and distinct write up, even if it is part of a continuing series of regular releases. However, because the new identification for EC Barrel Proof is a short alphanumeric code, ...

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