Opinion

Craft Distilling: Completing The Comeback From Prohibition

Wigle Still

By Richard Thomas Tomorrow is the 82nd Repeal Day, marking the end in the United States’ biggest and most misguided experiment in social engineering, Prohibition. What makes recent Repeal Days particularly momentous is that they take place in the midst of a burgeoning craft distilling movement, with hundreds of small distilleries in operation in nearly every one of the 50 ...

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Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2016 Shocks World. Again.

Whisky Bible 2016

How Murray’s Tome Became More About Courting Controversy Than Highlighting Worthy Whiskeys By Richard Thomas Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2016 has been released, and the only thing more reliable for spawning strife in whiskey circles and splaying it onto mainstream headlines is the annual announcement from Buffalo Trace that they are short on stock and continuing to ration it. This ...

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To Be (Chill Filtered) Or Not To Be

Whisky on the rocks

By Father John Rayls With apologies to William Shakespeare, whose side are you on? Passion and drama sells products, and in whiskey nerd circles, the facts really don’t matter so much when passion and drama enter the issue. Just choose a side and argue the points loudly, and if you don’t happen to know the facts, feel free to contribute ...

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