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Wemyss Malts Releases New Peaty Whisky

Independent bottler Wemyss Malts is launching a new limited edition to complement its award-winning blended malts range. The new ‘Kiln Embers’ is a smoky addition to the Wemyss line up, blended with double the amount of smoky Islay malt whisky than its sister whisky, Peat Chimney. Following its popular 2014 limited release, Velvet Fig, Wemyss Malts has created this no-age ...

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Chivas Royal Salute Releases Eternal Reserve Whisky

By Richard Thomas Royal Salute, the super premium sub-brand of Chivas Regal, has released a new expression dubbed The Eternal Reserve. This new blended whisky draws on specially selected casks, chosen for their particularly lengthy finishes. The whisky is then brought together using an elaboration on the solera technique that Chivas calls “Circular Blending.” The whisky is transfered from the ...

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What Your Geology Teacher Could Tell You About Bourbon That You Probably Don’t Know

Old Limestone bottle

Business is booming for Kentucky bourbon makers.  More cases will be sold this year than ever before and, to meet the rising demand, several new distilleries are either under construction or newly opened in Kentucky, including Old Forester, Angel’s Envy and Peerless. But what’s with Kentucky?  Why are Kentucky and bourbon joined at the hip? First of all, urban myth ...

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Pendleton Midnight Canadian Whisky Review

Pendleton Midnight Whisky

By Father John Rayls Rating: B Hood River Distillers describes itself as the largest and oldest importer, producer, bottler, and marketer of spirits in the Pacific Northwest. Established in 1934 in Hood River, Oregon, Hood River Distillers began by making fruit wines and brandies from the apples and pears that were going to waste as excess production from the valley’s abundant ...

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Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition Bourbon Review (2015)

Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2015

By Kurt Maitland Rating: A The Four Roses that you currently enjoy owes much to one man: Jim Rutledge, the Master Distiller who retired last week. Noting some important dates will help you to understand why: In 1992, Jim asked to return home to Kentucky to help with the Four Roses brand (then owned by Seagram). Seagram had taken the ...

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