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West Cork 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Finish Irish Whiskey Review

West Cork 12 Year Old Irish Single Malt

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: B+ West Cork Distillery was founded in 2003 by three lifelong friends; Denis McCarthy, Ger McCarthy and John O’Connell in Union Hall, West Cork, Ireland. Ger and Denis McCarthy had long histories as deep sea trawler men and O’Connell was a scientist focusing on research and development for the food and beverage industries. Inspired by ...

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Q&A With Kevin Ashworth, 610 Magnolia

Kevin Ashworth

Executive Chef At One Of Louisville’s Poshest Restaurants Talks Cooking And Bourbon By Richard Thomas Attendant with Kentucky’s Bourbon Boom is the proliferation of whiskey events and festivals, and the latest comer is Louisville’s Bourbon & Beyond. Taking place in the Derby City next weekend, Bourbon & Beyond stands out from other events in the state in that whereas the ...

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Old Potrero Releasing Two New, California-Only Cask Finishes

First released in 1996, Old Potrero is the oldest American craft whiskey in the U.S. post prohibition. While rye enthusiasts have indulged in Old Potrero Straight Rye, 18th Century and Hotaling’s expressions, today, Anchor Distillery introduces two new special cask finishes to its range, Port and Stout, available exclusively in the spirit’s home state of California. “The selection of barrels ...

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Speyburn Bringing Out 15 Year Old Single Malt

Single Malt Scotch Whisky brand Speyburn has added a new limited release expression, ­ the eagerly anticipated 15 Years Old. Crafted in the stunning natural environment of Speyside ­ the 15 Years Old is created using fresh spring water from the Granty Burn, a stream flowing with soft and clear spring water and a major tributary of the River Spey. ...

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Timber Creek Florida Reserve Bourbon Review

Timber Creek Reserve Florida Bourbon

By Elizabeth Emmons Rating: B+ Timber Creek was founded in 2014 near Destin, FL, along Florida’s Emerald Coast (or the “Redneck Riviera,” as it is sometimes known). It was founded by Aaron Barnes and Camden Ford, neighbors who bonded over their love of beer and quality ingredients. Timber Creek uses a “gentle approach” with the grain during the distilling processes. ...

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