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Highland Park Magnus Scotch Review

Highland Park Magnus

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Magnus is brand new expression from Highland Park and part of a larger repackaging and shake-up of the esteemed Orkney distillery’s product line. The name is not a reference to the Latin word magnus, meaning “great,” but instead is a homage to the distillery’s late 18th Century founder Magnus Eunson. The new expression is now ...

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A Very Rare Night With New Midleton

Master Distillers Barry Crocket and Brian Nation

By Emma Briones In the mid-1980s, Barry Crockett decided to create a whiskey that would be able to showcase the best of the New Midleton Distillery. This expression was unveiled in 1984, when New Midleton was less than a decade old and still was relatively new, and was named “Midleton Very Rare.” This was an era when world whiskey was ...

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Seven Of Scotland’s Independent Bottlers

Compass Box Barrel Staves

By Richard Thomas Many an American Whiskey purist scoffs at the notion of an independent bottler. Although the creations of Craft Barrel Spirits, High West and others have gained considerable appreciation, it’s still entirely common for me to run across people in whiskey bars declaring scorn for the idea that if a brand didn’t make the whiskey, it has no ...

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Bourbon & Beyond Expands On Kentucky’s Whiskey Festivals

Bourbon & Beyond

By April Manning When Louisville celebrates bourbon, they definitely go beyond expectations. Louisville, KY honored National Bourbon Heritage Month by throwing bourbon a party at the Bourbon and Beyond Festival and inviting everyone to partake. The group at Bourbon and Beyond provided the perfect combination of bourbon, bourbon education, and ways to enjoy drinking bourbon, i.e. with abundant food and ...

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