Is Irish Poitin Here To Stay?

Teeling Spirit of Dublin Poitin

By Richard Thomas Irish whiskey is booming, with sales rising by double-digit numbers in recent years and interest sparking a new wave of small and mid-sized Irish distillery projects. Just as with a similar whiskey boom in the United States, that combination of whiskey-imbibing being cool again and a thriving craft distillery scene has brought what was once an illicit ...

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Highland Park Dark Origins Scotch Review

Highland Park Dark Origins

By Richard Thomas Rating: B One of two distilleries located in The Orkneys, Highland Park has the distinction of being Scotland’s northernmost outpost for whisky-making. Highland Park is sometimes also described as the most remote distillery in Scotland as well, but in my opinion that title belongs to its neighbor Scapa, since Highland Park is found in Kirkwall, the largest ...

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Touring The Glenlivet

The Glenlivet Distillery

By Richard Thomas Diehard whisky fans aren’t the only people who find themselves enjoying a vacation in the Speyside region, located as it is between Aberdeen and Inverness. The area is a gorgeous example of the Scottish landscape, one that includes Cairngorms National Park. Yet it’s hard to imagine visiting Speyside without seeing a distillery or two, and therein lies ...

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Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Rye Whiskey Review

Michter's US*1 Barrel Strength Rye

Updated February 11, 2016 By Kurt Maitland Average Rating: A- Released in May, Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Rye is only the second limited edition from the Louisville-based bottler and (now) distiller, following on their Toasted Barrel Bourbon. This is also the only Michter’s whiskey billed as a cask strength/barrel proof, although some of the older releases from Michter’s are in ...

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