Thomas H. Handy Rye Whiskey Review (2015)

Thomas H. Handy Rye Whiskey

By S.D. Peters Rating: A+ In 1870, Thomas H. Handy, proprietor of the Sazerac House in New Orleans, altered the Sazerac cocktail by replacing cognac with rye whiskey. In doing so, he created the world’s most famous rye cocktail. Each year, the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection honors Handy’s contribution to rye culture with a special straight rye Whiskey that’s uncut ...

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Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition Bourbon Review (2015)

Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2015

By Kurt Maitland Rating: A The Four Roses that you currently enjoy owes much to one man: Jim Rutledge, the Master Distiller who retired last week. Noting some important dates will help you to understand why: In 1992, Jim asked to return home to Kentucky to help with the Four Roses brand (then owned by Seagram). Seagram had taken the ...

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WhistlePig Old World Madeira Finish Rye Whiskey Review

WhistlePig Madeira Finish

By S.D. Peters Rating: A+ WhistlePig’s Old World Series Rye, a limited release, is Master Distiller Dave Pickerell’s experimental finishing of Straight Rye Whiskey in French Sauternes, Madeira, and Port casks. Such finishes, which have long been in use to enliven some Old World fire water, are the perfect complement to uisge beatha’s New World Cousin. The first release in ...

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Lagavulin 16 Year Old Scotch Review

Lagavulin 16 YO

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- Among the offerings in Diageo’s Classic Malts collection, arguably the most classic single malt after Talisker 10 Year Old is Lagavulin 16 Year Old. Like the other Classic Malts, Lagavulin 16 is the flagship expression from its distillery, and in this case the distillery in question is the Islay entry in the collection. Add the ...

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