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Hochstadter’s Family Reserve 16 Year Old Rye Whiskey Review

Hochstadter's 16 Year Old Rye

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: A The Cooper Spirits Co. resurrected the Hochstadter’s brand in 2013 with the introduction of Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock & Rye.  Later came further brand extensions in the portfolio, such as the Hochstadter’s 8 Year Old Rock & Rye and the peculiar Hochstadter’s Vatted Straight Rye Whiskey. Now the company has released the first ...

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Compass Box Takes The Simple Route To A New Blended Whisky

Noted independent blender and bottler Compass Box has re-released The Double Single, a blended Scotch whisky expression. Commenting on the release, Compass Box Founder & Whiskymaker John Glaser opens by posing a question: “How many components are required to create true complexity in a Blended Scotch Whisky? For Double Single, instead of using many tens of component whiskies we have ...

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The Renaissance Of Nelson’s Greenbrier

Greenbrier still

By Richard Thomas A staple of the modern resurgence of American whiskey, and its attendant boom of bottling companies and small distilleries, is the story of a family reviving a moonshining or pre-Prohibition distilling tradition. Some of these tales are more authentic than others, and the cynicism that these tales are now met with is understandable. After all, nowadays it ...

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Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017 Out Now

Kilchoman, the distillery that is both Islay’s newest and the most westerly in Scotland, has released the sixth and latest installment of its Loch Gorm Single Malt Whisky. Loch Gorm 2017 is drawn entirely from whisky aged in Oloroso Sherry butts from Miguel Martin, distilled in 2009. That makes this Sherry-aged malt the oldest Loch Gorm installment yet. The whisky ...

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Sweden’s Mackmyra Launches 10 Year Old Single Malt

Mackmyra, the pioneering Swedish whisky distillery, has launched Ten Years, their first single malt bearing an age statement released for general sale. It will be available in Sweden and selected export markets. Ten Years has been matured in ex-bourbon casks as well as new American oak casks that held Oloroso sherry for some months. The whisky is created from the ...

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