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Crown Royal Is Big Whisky. Real Big.

Diageo's Crown Royal plant in Alberta, Canada

By Father John Rayls Crown Royal is the top-selling Canadian whisky in the U.S. and second best in the world, while ranking as the eight biggest world whiskey brand overall. Yet you would never guess this from looking at the map. The Crown Royal Distillery is located about 1 1/2 hours north of beautiful Winnipeg in Gimli, Manitoba near the ...

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Barrell Rye Batch 001 Whiskey Review

Barrell Rye Batch 001

By Richard Thomas Rating:B+ When Barrell Bourbon (or Barrell Craft Spirits, by the company’s lesser known, formal name) introduced a brand extension, it was not drawn from America’s second whiskey, rye. Instead, it was from the broad category of “American Whiskey,” which can mean a number of things. Not going with the popular, fast growing and still relatively open whiskey ...

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Bourbon Tourism Turns Nightlife With Summer Events Series

By Richard Thomas Thanks to the bourbon boom and its attendant increase in tourism, most of Kentucky’s distilleries have become more than just whiskey factories. All but the most industrial sport attractive visitors centers, and some have positioned themselves as events venues as well. That some Kentucky distilleries would take advantage of their own events facilities to host evening entertainments ...

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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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