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McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt Whiskey Review

McCarthy's Single Malt

By Debbie Shocair Rating: B Portland holds a proud little secret: in the world of American Craft Whiskey, Clear Creek Distillery is a true pioneer. After Steve McCarthy became enamored of peated Scotch, he decided to make his own variety right there in the Pacific northwest. The distillery has been making a fine peated single malt whiskey since the mid-1990’s, ...

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Dewar’s 15 Year Old Scotch Review

Dewar's 15 YO

By Father John Rayls Rating: B Sir Edwin Landseer created an oil painting known as “The Monarch of the Glen” in 1851, which became extremely popular through the 1800’s. The original was purchased by John Dewar & Sons in 1919. I mention this bit of art history because Dewar’s current Master Blender, Stephanie Macleod, used the painting many decades later ...

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Puni Nero Italian Whisky Review (2017)

Puni Nero

By Emma Briones Rating: C+ The first Italian whisky distillery, Puni, has launched their second edition of their limited edition expression, Puni Nero. This new version has a lower alcohol content and less cask maturation. Puni Nero Limited Edition 2017 has been matured for four years in Pinot Nero casks from Italian wineries in the South Tyrol. This region is ...

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New Zealand Whisky Co. High Wheeler Review

High Roller Whisky

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Whisky-making is a feature of the Anglophone world, forming a complete circle when Australia changed its laws in the 1990s and allowed whisky distillation. Across a deceptively vast expanse of ocean in New Zealand, however, they had been up to it off and on since the 1860s. Ironically, the last distillery in New Zealand, Willowbank, ...

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