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George Dickel Hand Selected Barrel Whiskey Review

George Dickel Hand Selected Barrel Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- As the editor of The Whiskey Reviewer, I regularly field questions about this whiskey versus that whiskey, and periodically these revolve around whether the private barrel version of a whiskey is really that much better than the core expression. For example, I’ve been asked about Blanton’s Gold Label and Green Label a couple of times, ...

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Blanton’s Bourbon Whiskey Review

Blanton's bourbon

By Richard Thomas Rating: A Updated November 20, 2014 Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon has the looks to go with an original whiskey classic, and as the first modern single barrel bourbon it is definitely that. The ornate spherical bottle and trophy-like race horse stopper are so eye-catching that some are drawn to Blanton’s bourbon for the packaging alone, and therefore ...

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Wemyss Velvet Fig Scotch Review

Wemyss Velvet Fig vatted malt whisky

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- Although the crafty blender-bottlers at Wemyss Malts have put out a couple of blended scotch expressions during the last couple of years, these were under the Lord Elcho band. Under their own direct name, Wemyss has only released vatted malts like The Hive or The Peat Chimney. That reflects the company name. They are Wemyss ...

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