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Glenglassaugh Octaves Peated Scotch Review

Glenglassaugh Octaves Peated

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- Although small barrel whisk(e)y aging is most often associated with the American craft distillery movement, it’s not entirely unknown in Scotland. The Scots and Irish whiskey industry already had a rich tradition of using a wide variety of used casks for maturing their whiskies, a tradition due largely to a lack of local timber for ...

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Redemption Barrel Proof 8 Year Old Rye Whiskey Review (2016)

Redemption 8YO Barrel Strength Rye

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: B As with other Redemption Rye whiskeys, this barrel proof expression is sourced from the MGP Distillery in Indiana, an old Seagrams distillery dating back to 1847, and bottled in Bardstown. Redemption recites this background on the label of each bottle and on their web site. Each bottle is hand numbered by the bottler demonstrating the ...

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Booker’s Bluegill Creek Bourbon Review

Booker's Bluegill Creek Bourbon

Updated June 30, 2017 By Debbie Shocair Average Rating: B+ I hold tremendous respect for the Beam family and for Booker’s Bourbon, the unfiltered and uncut expression of the Beam Small Batch Collection inaugurated twenty years ago. Booker’s has changed over that time, and now comes in discrete batches. Fred Noe, 7th generation master distiller for Beam, has selected Booker’s ...

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Nelson’s Greenbrier White Whiskey Review

Nelson's Greenbrier White Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- These days in America, micro-distilleries with a nostalgic story of a family reviving their whiskey-laden legacy are a dime a dozen. Some of these tales are mere marketing buzz, but some are authentic both in the people and the legacy, and one of the latter is Nelson’s Greenbrier in Tennessee. The historic Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery ...

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Gaur Spice Flavored Whiskey Review

Guar Spice Whiskey

By Debbie Shocair Rating: B The bottling company Spectrum Spirits has released this small batch American “whiskey with natural spice flavors,” and as far as flavored whiskeys go (a category in itself these days), it’s a classy, understated expression that dabbles in subtleties. While most people expect me to abhor flavored whiskies, I enjoy explaining my view of their role ...

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