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Early Times Bottled In Bond Bourbon Review

Early Times Bottled in Bond

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Nowadays Early Times has a reputation as a palatable, but firmly bottom shelf whiskey, a status underlined by its American designation* as a “Kentucky whisky” rather than a Kentucky bourbon. The brand got that title in 1983, back when Maker’s Mark was the only premium bourbon around and rubble from the 1970s world whiskey crash ...

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Seven Best Scotch Single Malts Under $90

By Richard Thomas Although the gap has narrowed some these last couple of years, it is still a truism that Scotch whiskies are more expensive than comparable bourbon whiskies, especially if you live in the U.S. A central proof in that statement is where the key price points for the core, premium expressions of these respective whiskeys lie. Nearly all ...

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Bowmore 12 Year Old Scotch Review

Bowmore 12 Year Old

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ While Bowmore certainly has a good reputation, it’s strangely overlooked among the “Islay Eight.” I say it is strange because Bowmore was the first legal distillery on the island, receiving a license in 1779; I say overlooked because despite that historical feature and its redoubtable whiskies, few enthusiasts would point to Bowmore and say “this ...

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