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Top 5 Japanese Whiskies For Under $60

Hibiki Harmony

By Richard Thomas The two big stumbling blocks for anyone trying to get into Japanese whisky are the price tag and availability. Japanese whisky is as expensive or more expensive than comparable Scotch whiskies, and many key expressions are a damn sight harder to find. It’s not hard to see why. Japanese whisky has become wildly popular around the world ...

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Booker’s “Tommy’s Batch” Bourbon Review

Booker's Tommy's Batch Bourbon 2017-01

By Father John Rayls Rating: A Have you ever heard of a “marketing faux pas?” Beam Suntory recently experienced this when they underestimated the blowback from their passionate, loyal following concerning a near doubling in price for Booker’s Bourbon beginning in 2017. The tidal wave of criticism and threatened product rejection apparently gave the company pause. After reconsideration, a more ...

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Michter’s Single Barrel 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey Review (2017)

Michter's 10 Year Old Rye 2017

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- Because Rye was the neglected stepchild of American whiskey for decades, whereas a 10 year old Bourbon is still a fairly affordable item, a 10 year old Rye is rarer and dearer. Add single barrel to the titles on the label, and you’ve got yourself something special. WhistlePig, for example, has a single barrel version ...

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