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Barrell Bourbon Batch 004 Review

Barrell Bourbon Batch 004

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- Joe Beatrice’s Barrell Bourbon established itself last year as one of America’s top bottlers, a company that just might be able to show doubting American whiskey nerds that you don’t necessarily need to make the stuff to be able to add substantial value to it. Because I live in Europe, my getting to know Barrell ...

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Taconic Double Barrel Bourbon With Maple Syrup Review

Taconic Maple Bourbon

By April Manning Rating: B- Taconic Distillery (known as Millbrook Distillery up until May 2015) is located in the historic rolling hills of the Hudson Valley in New York. The name is Native American meaning “in the trees,” and reflects their beautifully scenic location in the Taconic mountain range. Their bottle logo features the American foxhound. Hunting imagery often appears ...

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Michter’s US*1 Small Batch Bourbon Review

Michter's US*1 Bourbon

By Richard Thomas Rating: B “Small batch” is a frequently ridiculed concept in the whiskey blogosphere, derided as marketing buzz, and there is some reason for that. Unlike “single barrel,” which has a clear definition inherent in the term, “small batch” is open to abuse and has been abused. Yet forgotten in all the croaking is why the term small ...

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