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William Larue Weller Bourbon Review (2016)

William Larue Weller Wheated Bourbon 2012

By Kurt Maitland Rating: A In the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (BTAC) line up, William Larue Weller checks off the wheated bourbon box. However, Weller is also usually a middle aged and always a cask strength bottling. This year’s is a 12 1/2 year old, drawn from 145 barrels that lost nearly two-thirds of their original contents to the Angel’s ...

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George T. Stagg Bourbon Review (2016)

George T. Stagg

By Kurt Maitland Rating: A- George T. Stagg is often regarded as the flagship of the annual Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (BTAC) release, second only to Pappy Van Winkle in the affection of many enthusiasts, a very aged, cask strength bourbon made from Buffalo Trace’s rye mashbill. This year’s batch was drawn from 142 barrels, minimum age 15 years and ...

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Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey Review (2016)

Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey

By Kurt Maitland Rating: C+ The release of Buffalo Trace’s Antique Collection (BTAC for short) is one of the highlights of the whiskey calendar, up there with Diageo’s annual Special Release, Parker’s Heritage hitting the shelf, and, of course, the mad rush for Pappy’s. Here we look at this year’s Sazerac 18-Year-Old, and this time it’s something new to BTAC. ...

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Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon Review (2016)

Eagle Rare 17 Year Old

By Father John Rayls Rating: B+ Sazerac, owner of Buffalo Trace Distillery, has released its annual Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, an annual and very limited Fall release event. This collection consists of five expressions, and most of the bottles disappear quickly, with the rest commanding high prices on the secondary (and often illicit) whiskey market. I’m starting for The Whiskey ...

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Glenglassaugh Octaves Peated Scotch Review

Glenglassaugh Octaves Peated

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- Although small barrel whisk(e)y aging is most often associated with the American craft distillery movement, it’s not entirely unknown in Scotland. The Scots and Irish whiskey industry already had a rich tradition of using a wide variety of used casks for maturing their whiskies, a tradition due largely to a lack of local timber for ...

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