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Ole Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine Review

Old Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine

By Richard Thomas Rating: B One of the great traditions in Southern style moonshine is the apple pie flavor, a classic recipe for making white lightning more palatable. Most purveyors of legal moonshine have a version. So, it only follows that one of the biggest legal moonshine distilleries would too, and especially so considering it is located outside Great Smoky ...

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Early Times Bottled In Bond Bourbon Review

Early Times Bottled in Bond

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Nowadays Early Times has a reputation as a palatable, but firmly bottom shelf whiskey, a status underlined by its American designation* as a “Kentucky whisky” rather than a Kentucky bourbon. The brand got that title in 1983, back when Maker’s Mark was the only premium bourbon around and rubble from the 1970s world whiskey crash ...

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Dublin’s Pearse Lyons Distillery To Open For Tourism In September

Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James in the Liberties, Dublin’s second boutique Irish Whiskey experience, is due to open its doors to the public in September. Acquired in 2013 by Pearse and Deirdre Lyons, the property had many previous incarnations, including a lighting shop. Pearse, Dublin born, has strong family connections to The Liberties and St. James Church, which compelled ...

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Select Club 91 Special Reserve Canadian Whisky Review

Select Club 91 Canadian Whisky

By Father John Rayls Rating: B- “There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.” Raymond Chandler “My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.”  William Faulkner   These are famous whiskey quotes coming from well-known wordsmiths, and most of ...

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Seven Best Scotch Single Malts Under $90

By Richard Thomas Although the gap has narrowed some these last couple of years, it is still a truism that Scotch whiskies are more expensive than comparable bourbon whiskies, especially if you live in the U.S. A central proof in that statement is where the key price points for the core, premium expressions of these respective whiskeys lie. Nearly all ...

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