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Touring Tullamore DEW

Tullamore DEW VIsitors Center

By Richard Thomas Perhaps most symbolic of the modern revival of the Irish whiskey scene was the return of Tullamore DEW to is namesake town. Heralding the opening of the spanking new distillery last year was the 2012 opening of the Tullamore DEW Visitors Center. Go To The Museum, Not The Distillery Keep in mind that split between the distillery, ...

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Eugenia Kuzmina Talks Scotch

Eugenia Kuzmina

By Richard Thomas   “Women Who Whiskey” is all the rage in the media nowadays, so much so that there is even a thriving club going by that name. Yet most of the spotlight is on women who write about or work in the whiskey industry, and with the notable exception of Christina Hendricks, not on women who are otherwise ...

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WhistlePig Old World Sauternes Finish Rye Whiskey Review

WhistlePig Madeira Finish

By S.D. Peters Rating: A- WhistlePig, purveyors of some of the finest Straight Rye Whiskey to be found, are releasing an experimental Old World Series Rye. This limited release finds Master Distiller Dave Pickerell finishing Straight Rye Whiskey in French Sauternes, Madeira, and Port casks. It’s a meeting of Old and New. Wine and port cask finishes are an established ...

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Underrated: Wild Turkey 101?

Wild Turkey 101 bourbon

Is Wild Turkey The Most Underrated Bourbon Around? By Richard Thomas A couple of years ago, one of the popular memes in American whiskey writing was to declare that “most craft whiskeys suck,” and the strangest undercurrent of that meme was to name Jim Beam White as a very underrated bourbon and use it as a yardstick. Comparative values aside, ...

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Q&A With Mortlach’s Georgie Bell

Georgie Bell

A Chat With The Ambassador For Dufftown’s Mortlach Distillery By Kurt Maitland KM: Why do you think, after many years of the Mortlach being a “hidden gem” in Diageo’s extensive whisky portfolio, has Diageo formally released it as a premium standalone expression? GB: You’re right. Mortlach has always been one of our hidden gems and it’s exciting that we’re finally ...

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