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Seven Underrated Scotch Whiskies

Aberfeldy 12YO single malt

By Richard Thomas A whisky can be overlooked for a variety of reasons. Many look askance at the lack of an age statement or if the age statement is below 12 years, the point which serves as the lowest age rung in many whisky lines. The brand may be overshadowed by a more famous neighbor or simply be obscure in ...

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When Will Pappy Van Winkle Jump The Shark?

Pappy Van Winkles

By Richard Thomas If any premium bourbon brand name has achieved true crossover fame, departing the realm of whiskey enthusiasts and entering popular culture at large, it is Pappy Van Winkle. So great is Pappy’s renown that I am periodically contacted by past acquaintances (in one instance, the last time I saw or spoke to this person was in grade ...

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Dad’s Hat Bottled In Bond Rye Whiskey Review

Dad's Hat Bottled in Bond Rye

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Because Dad’s Hat is so firmly wedded to the ultra spicy Pennsylvania style of rye whiskey (rye and malted rye, but no corn), watching their development has been a boozy journey as interesting as it is tasty. As time has passed, this small distillery outside Philadelphia has steadily raised its maturation bar. First they released ...

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