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Choice Irish Whiskeys For St. Patrick’s Day

Barr an Uisce 10 Year Old

By Father John Rayls “Slainte” is a traditional (and sometimes mispronounced) Celtic toast when drinking Irish whiskey. It means “health,” and is often combined with other Celtic words to make the toast more personal. In the American culture, a more appropriate meaning should be “slow your roll.” Of course, it doesn’t really mean that, but a slower more deliberate approach ...

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James E. Pepper Distillery Project Picks Up Master Distiller

The James Pepper Distilling Co., producer of the (currently sourced) James E. Pepper ‘1776’ whiskey brand, is pleased to announce that Aaron Schorsch has joined the team in the role of Master Distiller at the historic James E. Pepper Distillery in Lexington, KY.  Prior to joining the Pepper distillery, Schorsch spent 10 years as a Distillery Production Operator at the ...

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Taiwan’s Kavalan Starts Sherry And Port Cask Series

As Kavalan Single Malt Whisky celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2016 and making plans to expand its distilling capacity by breaking ground on a second distillery, the distillery located in Taiwan’s Yilan County now introduces a range of whiskies that explore the array of sherry styles plus port and their impact on maturation in Taiwan’s sub-tropical climate. Already winning awards ...

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WhistlePig Releases Its First (Partial) Farm To Bottle Whiskey

WhistlePig announced today the launch of FarmStock, the company’s much-anticipated estate release featuring whiskey distilled, aged, and bottled on its farm in Vermont. It is the culmination of the company’s founding vision to create a truly farm-to-bottle distillery, housing nearly every aspect of the whiskey-making process in one place. “FarmStock is our story,” said Raj Peter Bhakta, Founder of WhistlePig. ...

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