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Black Button Distilling Barrel Strength Single Barrel Port Finished Bourbon Review

Black Button Distilling Single Barrel Cask Strength Port-Finished Bourbon

By Debbie Shocair Rating: B+ At Black Button Distilling in Rochester, NY, Jason Barrett began pursuing his dream in 2012, that of striving to make the fine art of distilled spirits his way of life. Coming from a family whose four-generation button-making business provided the moniker for his spirits company, he broke with family tradition and began his own distillery ...

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Glenfarclas 105 Scotch Review

Glenfarclas 105 single malt

By Kurt Maitland Rating: B Glenfarclas is a Speyside whisky distillery located in Ballindalloch, Scotland, owned and run by the Grant family (not the same Grant family that owns fellow Speysiders, Balvenie and Glenfiddich). I tell you from personal experience that it is a jewel of a distillery and an exemplar independent operation. Glenfarclas malts are well-made (the winner of ...

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Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon Review

Old Forester 1920 Style Bourbon

By Father John Rayls Rating: B+ Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon Whisky is a celebration of the long and storied history of the brand and the Brown-Forman Distillery. More specifically, it’s a celebration of the distillery’s work during Prohibition. You read that correctly. Brown-Forman continued their distillation for all 13 years of Prohibition. They were one of six organizations ...

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Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla 2005 Scotch Review

Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla 2005

By Richard Thomas Rating: B This particular Gordon & MacPhail bottling is from their Distillery Labels series, taken from Strathisla stock. Strathisla is best known for being the oldest working distillery in Scotland, dating to 1786. That was decades before the legalization of whisky distillation in Scotland. The plant is now owned by Chivas, who refer to it as the ...

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