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WhistlePig Old World Port Finish Rye Whiskey Review

WhistlePig Madeira Finish

By S.D. Peters Rating: A WhistlePig’s Old World Series Ryes, a line of limited releases, is Master Distiller Dave Pickerell’s experimental finishing of Straight Rye Whiskey in French Sauternes, Madeira, and Port casks. In my mind, such finishes are a marvelous and Old World complement to uisge beatha’s New World Cousin. The first release in WhistlePig’s series, a French Sauternes ...

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Strathmill 25 Year Old Scotch Review

Strathmill 25 YO single malt

By Kurt Maitland Rating: A- The Strathmill Distillery is located in the town of Keith, and was founded in 1891 in preexisting mill buildings. Due to its proximity to the river Isla the distillery was renamed the Glenisla-Glenlivet distillery. When the distillery was sold in 1895 to the gin company W&A Gilbey during their expansion into the whisky industry, they ...

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The Macallan Rare Cask Scotch Review

The Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt

Updated May 22, 2016 By Richard Thomas Rating: A- By releasing Rare Cask only in the United States, The Macallan accomplished a couple of noteworthy points, and one of them was perhaps by accident. Heretofore, The Macallan was one of the single malt brands that was steadily replacing their traditional age statement expressions in the well-established European market with new, ...

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WhistlePig Old World Sauternes Finish Rye Whiskey Review

WhistlePig Madeira Finish

By S.D. Peters Rating: A- WhistlePig, purveyors of some of the finest Straight Rye Whiskey to be found, are releasing an experimental Old World Series Rye. This limited release finds Master Distiller Dave Pickerell finishing Straight Rye Whiskey in French Sauternes, Madeira, and Port casks. It’s a meeting of Old and New. Wine and port cask finishes are an established ...

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