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Cody Road Four Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon Review

Cody Road 4 Year Old Single Barrel

By Richard Thomas Rating: B When an outfit like Iowa’s Mississippi River Distilling Co. (MRDC) announces they are releasing a whiskey that approaches big industry standards for aging, it automatically sparks more than just my interest. MRDC is not just one of the major craft distilleries in Iowa, but also in the Mid-Western region, one of the “Four Kings” of ...

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Highland Park FIRE 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Review

Highland Park Fire 15 Year Old

By Richard Thomas Rating: A For the last few years, I have thought Highland Park is the natural pairing choice for settling in for a new episode of Vikings. No, the Vikings never drank whisky, but the Orkney-based distillery loves to tie in on the Viking heritage of their island home in the extreme north of Scotland with Norse-themed releases. ...

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Baltimore’s Sagamore Releasing Cask Strength Rye

Sagamore Spirit, a new Baltimore-based whiskey company, announced today that it will release its Cask Strength Rye Whiskey this December. This first release will be available in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Kentucky, New York, and New Jersey. “We are proud to make spirits worthy of Maryland’s distilling heritage,” said Brian Treacy, President of Sagamore Spirit. “As our bottle says, ‘We forged ...

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Sneak Peek: Barrell Bourbon New Years Batch 2017 Review

Barrell Bourbon New Year 2017 Batch

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ To mark the start of 2017 (or perhaps celebrate the end of 2016, which has been an abysmal year in so many ways), Barrell Bourbon has released a new style of product to its line up: a blend drawing from three separate distilleries. Heretofore, Barrell Bourbon has offered sourced, cask strength bourbon, but always coming ...

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