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Gordon & MacPhail Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1954 Scotch Review

Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant Rare Vintage 1954

By Richard Thomas Rating: A Aged Scotch whisky has an expensive reputation, and very aged even more so. Ultra aged? Fughetaboutit! But even so, it is possible to find an expression that defies your expectations, one way or another. Five decades old Macallans, for example, retain their ability to shock by costing as much as a high end luxury car. ...

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Method And Madness Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Review

Method And Madness Single Pot Still

By Emma Briones Rating: A- It would be peculiar to find a brand new Irish Whiskey range without an example of their-now iconic Pot Still whiskey included. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Method and Madness decided to introduce a Pot Still whiskey as their third expression. If you haven’t heard about it yet, Method and Madness is ...

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Hochstadter’s Family Reserve 16 Year Old Rye Whiskey Review

Hochstadter's 16 Year Old Rye

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: A The Cooper Spirits Co. resurrected the Hochstadter’s brand in 2013 with the introduction of Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock & Rye.  Later came further brand extensions in the portfolio, such as the Hochstadter’s 8 Year Old Rock & Rye and the peculiar Hochstadter’s Vatted Straight Rye Whiskey. Now the company has released the first ...

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Booker’s “Tommy’s Batch” Bourbon Review

Booker's Tommy's Batch Bourbon 2017-01

By Father John Rayls Rating: A Have you ever heard of a “marketing faux pas?” Beam Suntory recently experienced this when they underestimated the blowback from their passionate, loyal following concerning a near doubling in price for Booker’s Bourbon beginning in 2017. The tidal wave of criticism and threatened product rejection apparently gave the company pause. After reconsideration, a more ...

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Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Scotch Review

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Single Malt

By Father John Rayls Rating: A- Since 1881, Bunnahabhain has been the Islay scotch very few people could pronounce. It’s actually spoken as boona-HAB-venn.  It’s also a Scotch whisky that many bourbon drinkers, like myself, can get behind. Ironically, Bunnahabhain has the largest production capacity of any distillery on Islay, but it uses that to produce a lot of unpeated ...

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