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Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2016 Review

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ This is our first time writing up an Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, marking their September 2nd anniversary, but this is as good a time as any to start. This year, 2016, marks the 15th anniversary of the limited edition expression. Old Forester Birthday Bourbons are drawn from stock distilled on the same day. For 2016’s ...

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What Is Peat, And Why Does It Turn Some People Off?

Peat

By Richard Thomas One of the signature flavor characteristics routinely associated with Scotch whisky is smoke, specifically peat smoke. Not all whiskies are smoky; in fact, most of them aren’t. Many of the most famous have at least a wisp of smoke in them, however. Islay, arguably the most famous of Scotch whisky regions, embraces peat smoke as a key ...

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