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Lost Distillery Company Gerston Scotch Review

The Lost Distillery Company Gerston

By Father John Rayls Rating: B The Gerston Distillery had two distinct lives. The first lasted over 80 years, from 1796 to 1882, as a farm distiller operation that was known for its flavor and quality and achieved some worldwide recognition, despite its necessarily small scale. The second life only lasted about two decades from 1886 to perhaps as late ...

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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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