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Colonel E.H. Taylor Four Grain Bourbon Review

Colonel E.H. Taylor Four Grain Bourbon

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Since 2011, Colonel E.H. Taylor whiskeys have become fan favorites among enthusiasts not just because of their quality, or even their place at the forefront of Bottled in Bond whiskeys, but also because the line yields limited editions that most actually have a decent shot at buying. So it is that I am quite certain ...

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Michter’s To Release This Year’s 10 Year Old Bourbon

Shortly after the induction of Michter’s Master Distiller Emeritus Willie Pratt into Whisky Magazine’s Hall of Fame, Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann is celebrating with the release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon. In a ceremony held in New York on February 28th, Whisky Magazine inducted Willie Pratt as the 40th member of its Hall of Fame. The one ...

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Firestone & Roberston TX Blended Whiskey Review

TX Blended Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: B In the United States, the words “blended whiskey” are usually associated with cheap rotgut. To cite just one particularly infamous example, Four Roses went from a popular Bourbon to an unpopular American blend before being revived into what is now a popular Bourbon again. Many Canadian whiskies have a dubious reputation for precisely this reason, ...

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Hochstadter’s Rye Coming Out With A 16 Year Old

The Cooper Spirits Co., an independent producer of innovative, quality- focused spirits, announces the first ultra-premium Hochstadter’s offering: Hochstadter’s Family Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey. Aged 16 years, the 7,500 bottle limited release is a 123.8 proof, cask strength straight rye whiskey created for the most discerning connoisseurs and collectors. Hochstadter’s Family Reserve is made from 100 percent farm-grown rye grain ...

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Can’t Get A Rare Whiskey? Maybe A Lottery Can Help

Pappy Van Winkles

By Richard Thomas The most frequent and common complaint found in American whiskey circles today is how certain brands have become almost impossible to obtain. Although these “chimeras” often retain approachable official pricing, they are said to be unavailable at those official two and three digit price points. According to such conventional complaints, the only way to acquire an Elijah ...

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