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Entrapment 25 Year Old Canadian Whisky Review

Entrapment 25 Year Old

By Father John Rayls Rating: A- There are many opinions about Orphan Barrel whiskeys, ranging from love and devotion to cynicism and avoidance. For myself, having found several sourced whiskies that I thoroughly enjoy, I remain open-minded concerning the Diageo’s Orphan Barrel releases.  While I’m skeptical about the stories of suddenly rediscovering barrels that are 12 to 25 years old ...

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Whisky-Making In Mainland Australia

By Richard Thomas When Australian whisky became famous, it was really whisky from a single region that got the attention: Tasmania. This is because Australia’s big whisky breakout was led by Sullivan’s Cove, when they won Best Single Malt at the 2014 Word Whisky Awards. Most of the other Australian distilleries that had attracted wider, global attention at the time ...

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1792 Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review

1792 Bottled in Bond Bourbon

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: B+ Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest “fully operating” distillery in the Bardstown, Kentucky, which bills itself (with good cause) as the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” Nowadays the distillery is owned by Sazerac, so it’s under the same company roof as Buffalo Trace. Their most recent release ...

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The Best Whiskeys To Stash In Your Desk Drawer

Jameson Black Barrel

By Richard Thomas The bottle of whiskey kept in a desk drawer and trotted out as occasion demands is not just something from episodes of Mad Men. It is cultural fixture, observed in offices everywhere as much as it is depicted in books, film and television. Besides, few are allowed the privilege of maintaining an actual office bar these days, ...

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The Whiskey Stick Kit That Really Works

Barrel Char In A Jar

By Richard Thomas One of the slew of accessory products that came out as a result of the Bourbon Boom were home-aging kits. Many of these were nothing more than oak sticks, with variations adding textured surfaces, charring or toasting. There have also been miniature barrels and, strangest of all, twirling whiskey sticks. The usual advised method for using the ...

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