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Allt-A-Bhainne 18 Year Old (Signatory Vintage) Scotch Review

Allt-A-Bhaine Signatory Vintage

By Kurt Maitland Rating: B- Allt-A-Bhainne is a young Speyside malt whisky distillery that, founded in 1975. Built to supply the blended whisky needs of the Chivas Brothers, the distillery stayed in their hands even as the company itself passed from Seagram’s to Pernod Ricard. The distillery (pronounced Ollt-err-VANE) derives its name from the Gaelic, which means ‘burn of milk’. ...

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Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon Review

Bulleit Barrrel Strength Bourbon

By Father John Rayls Rating: B+ For the time being, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey is headquartered in the historical (and defunct) Stitzel-Weller Distillery of Pappy Van Winkle fame in Louisville, Kentucky. For the time being, because later this summer they will have a brand new, $115 million plant in Shelbyville. Bulleit is a good everyday-drinking, moderately priced whiskey brand. In 1987, Thomas ...

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Bowmore Devil’s Cask III Double The Devil Scotch Review

Bowmore Devil's Cask III

By Kurt Maitland Rating: B Bowmore is one of the most iconic distilleries on Islay, which says a lot considering that Islay also includes the likes of Lagavulin and Laphroaig, and it dates back to 1779. To put that into perspective, in the same year Bowmore opened its doors, the settlement that would become Chicago was founded. An institution that ...

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Aultmore of the Foggy Moss 12 Year Old Scotch Review

By Kurt Maitland Rating: B Aultmore is a Speyside distillery in Keith, Banffshire. founded in 1895 by Alexander Edward, the then owner of the Benrinnes distillery.  The distillery has had a tumultuous early history, changing owners repeatedly and shutting down on several occasions. Since 1998 things have been more stable, and the distillery has been owned by Dewars. Recently Bacardi, parent ...

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