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A.H. Hirsch Brand Introducing 8 Year Old High Rye Bourbon

The story of American whiskey is not complete without mention of A.H. Hirsch and A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 Year Old, widely considered the best American bourbon ever produced. Today, Anchor Distilling Company seeks to keep the legend alive through a range of sourced whiskies inspired by the Hirsch heritage. Following the sold-out introduction in 2016 of the Hirsch Small Batch ...

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Balblair 2005 Scotch Review

Balblair 2005 Vintage

By Richard Thomas Rating: B In the northern Highlands town of Edderton lies Balblair, one of the oldest of Scotland’s distilleries. Founded in 1790, it was a family-owned distillery until 1894. Since then, the distillery has seen many of the ups and downs of the industry. It was closed from 1911 to 1948, and has changed ownership a couple of ...

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Buffalo Trace’s $200M Investment Project Going Forward

Buffalo Trace Distillery is barreling ahead with its expansion plans announced last year, all in response to the continued rise in the popularity of bourbon whiskey. More than $200 million is being spent at this National Historic Landmark Distillery, as new barrel warehouses are built and the bottling operation is relocated to make room for distillery expansion with new cookers ...

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Esquire Magazine Opening Whiskey Bars In India

Esquire is moving into India, but not by starting the expected local version of their magazine. Instead, the upscale men’s publication is partnering with Franchise India, Ltd. to open what is planned as the first in a chain of themed whisky bars in New Dehli. “The Esquire brand has global recognition, epitomizing cool confidence, wit and style; the lounges will reflect ...

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