Between $31 to $60

Wemyss Smooth Gentleman 8 Year Old Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B With The Smooth Gentleman, Wemyss Malts steers its vatted malt line away from the lighter side of Islay malt whiskey and spicy concoctions, and towards mellow Highland malts matured in first-fill bourbon casks. Like everything else Wemyss Malts does, The Smooth Gentleman 8 Year Old is blended and bottled, but not actually made by the ...

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FEW Spirits Rye Whiskey Review

By S.D. Peters Rating: B- The failure of the only attempt to regulate social values with the United States Constitution proved that document is no place for such misguided experimentation.  The 18th Amendment, and the subsequent Volstead Act, are the legacy of what James Madison once called “the tyranny of the minority.” An apt metaphor of Prohibition’s failure may be ...

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Jack Daniels Single Barrel Whiskey Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: C+ Thanks in large part to it’s use of the maple charcoal-filtering Lincoln County Process, Tennessee whiskey enjoys a flavor profile all its own. This extra step is all that separates Tennessee whiskey from Kentucky bourbon (well, all excepting a little Volunteer State pride over their homebrew), but it’s a big step. The single barrel idea, ...

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McKenzie Rye Whiskey Review

By S.D. Peters Rating: B Referring to the small, independent distilleries cropping up in the wake of the high-end cocktail boom as “micro-distilleries” downplays the larger importance of these small distillers in the American Whiskey industry.  Worse, however, is calling them “boutique distilleries”.  True, the dedication of these distilleries to the art of distillation is highly specialized, and the rewards ...

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