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Breuckelen 77 Rye Whiskey Review

Breuckelen 77 Rye Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- Breuckelen Distilling, with its spin on spelling “Brooklyn,” was started by Brad Estabrooke, a former securities trader at Deutsche Bank. Similar to the origin stories of many craft distilleries, Estabrooke left a white collar career that had nothing to do with the booze business to get into spirits making. If that sounds peculiar and predestined ...

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Stranahan’s Diamond Peak Malt Whiskey Review

Stranahan's Diamond Peak American Malt

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ Although Colorado’s Stranahan’s Distillery was one of the trailblazers of the craft whiskey movement, not just in that state but in the U.S. as a whole, one of the ironies is that few actually followed in their path. Whereas most micro-distilleries throw themselves into a whole range of spirits—sourced and in-house; white and brown—Stranahan’s focused ...

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Barrell Whiskey Batch 004 Review

Barrell Whiskey Batch 004

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: B+ Barrell Craft Spirits, the independent bottler behind Barrell Bourbon, Barrell Whiskey and Barrell Rum, announced recently that they would be getting into the business of opening a distillery in Louisville and making their own in-house spirits. Their plant will be a strongly production-oriented facility with few frills, stepping away from the stylish, tourist-friendly distilleries ...

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Painted Stave Double TroubleD Whiskey Review

Double TroubleD Whiskey

By Father John Rayls Rating: B+ Delaware’s Painted Stave Distilling and Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co. have gotten into the thing, not new but not altogether well-established either, in producing a whiskey distilled from beer, in this case an Imperial IPA. The result is Double TroubleD, initially released in 2015. My particular bottle came from the October 2016 release, bottle ...

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