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Auchentoshan 12 Year Old Scotch Review

Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Sometimes referred to as “Glasgow’s malt whisky” because of the distillery’s proximity to that city, Auchentoshan is one of the six distilleries comprising the Lowland region. The sweet and delicate signature of the spirit coming off Auchentoshan’s stills has also led some to call it “the breakfast whisky,” and that particular flavor likely stems from ...

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Barrell Bourbon Batch 005 Bourbon Review

Barrell Bourbon Batch 005

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ Joe Beatrice’s Barrell Bourbon are fast building a reputation as the bottlers you go to if you want to find something strong and a little offbeat from the stocks of the Kentucky and Tennessee “Majors” (i.e. big distilleries). The new Batch 005 is a case in point. Thus far, most of Barrell Bourbon’s batches were ...

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Spirit Works Straight Rye Whiskey Review

Spirit Works Straight Rye Whiskey

By Father John Rayls Rating: B Spirit Works Distillery’s latest release, and entry into whiskey-making, consists of a Straight Wheat Whiskey and a Straight Rye Whiskey, the latter covered here. This Sonoma County distillery is better known for its work with vodka and gin. My bottle came from barrel number 13-0020 and it states it was aged for two years ...

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