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The (New) Old Guard Of American Whiskey

By Richard Thomas The last few years has seen a changing of the guard in the American whiskey industry, as a handful of senior figures have retired or passed away. In an industry where a master distiller might measure his tenure in terms of twenty or thirty years, that implied transition is a big deal. However, it is best to ...

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Whiskey Tasting For Novices

Scotch tasting

By Richard Thomas Even in the midst of whisk(e)y’s resounding popularity, or perhaps even because of it, there are plenty of people who have never been to a real tasting before. Yet because bourbon, Scotch and other whiskeys are so trendy, going to that first tasting can make one very self-conscious of the etiquette, mindful of what, exactly, is the ...

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