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Q&A With Ewan Henderson, Lost Distillery Company

By Kurt Maitland Quoting myself and The Lost Distillery Company, “The Lost Distillery is an independent whisky company whose stated mission is ‘to create present day expressions of legendary whiskies that belonged to the craft of whisky distilling almost a century ago’.” Between Prohibition and the time of Scotland’s “whisky loch,” (i.e. the whisky crash of the 1970s) many distilleries ...

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Sneak Peek: Parker’s Heritage 11 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon Review

Parker's Heritage 11 Year Old Bourbon

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- Autumn is coming, and one sign of that in my calendar is the forthcoming release of Parker’s Heritage 2017, part of a series of American whiskey releases ardently sought by enthusiasts. Among the crop of annual Fall limited edition whiskeys, Parker’s Heritage occupies a middling spot. It’s not as uber-trendy as the Pappies or as ...

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The Top Ten Single Barrel Bourbons

Michter's 10 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon 2017

By Richard Thomas A classic of phraseology works pretty well when applied to bourbon: while not all the best bourbons are single barrels, all single barrels are among the best. This is especially true if your price point is $150 or less. Pappy Van Winkle, George T. Stagg and Michter’s Celebration aren’t single barrels, but nor are those reasonably priced ...

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Elijah Craig 23 Year Old Bourbon Review

Elijah Craig 23YO Bourbon

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: A Elijah Craig-maker Heaven Hill boasts that it holds the world’s second largest inventory of Bourbon and possibly the most “extra-aged” barrels of any competing distillery. With that stock in mind, if there is one thing Heaven Hill has perfected, it is their ability to cherry-pick exceptional single barrel whiskeys to offer a Whiskey craving ...

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Worried About Big Liquor Company Buy Outs? Don’t Be

Today’s Giants Are Small Fry Compared To Those Of The Past By Richard Thomas Whiskey enthusiasts sometimes strike me as a wary and suspicious lot, especially when news breaks of a company getting bought up. Leaving out the ugly racial tinge that attended the response to Suntory buying Beam Global, each instance in the wave of big liquor companies buying ...

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