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Pittsburgh’s Wigle Suffers Small Explosion, One Injured

Last Thursday, January 4th, saw an explosion at the Wigle Distillery in Pittsburgh, which injured an employee. According to news reports, a still explosion was reported at approximately 11 a.m. The blast dismounted the still from its anchors and moved it 5 feet while injuring a worker who was standing nearby. The worker was conscious and responsive in the ambulance ...

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How Did Scotch Get To Be So Snooty?

By Richard Thomas One of the few opinions I find are commonly held in world whiskeydom—common among industry types and enthusiasts, bar people and journalists—is how Scotch Whisky produces the biggest bunch of snobs around. Even the snobs themselves sometimes agree with that assertion, taking a perverse pride in what most would think of as a flaw. How is it ...

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New Zealand Co. Dunedin Double Cask 18 Year Old Whisky Review

Dunedin Double Cask 18

By Richard Thomas Rating: C+ New Zealand Whisky Company is presently engaged in bottling the stock from what had been the country’s sole whisky distillery, Willowbank. This rather aged example is a blend drawing on a most unusual cask profile. 70% malt and 30% grain whisky, it was aged in ex-bourbon barrels for six years before being transferred to French ...

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