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Iowa Legendary Aged Rye Whiskey Review

Iowa Legendary Aged Rye Whiskey

By Father John Rayls Rating: B- Although my preference is to have my whiskey neat at room temperature and without anything added, not everyone else is after that same experience. Tastes are varied and, at times, totally opposite of mine. Not only are consumers subject to their biases and preferences, but producers are as well. For instance, some distilleries want ...

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Booker’s “Blue Knights” Bourbon Review

Booker's Blue Knights

By April Manning Rating: B- Booker’s Bourbon has released the second creation for 2017, and this particular installment honors a group that named legendary Beam Master Distiller Booker Noe an honorary member: the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club. This MC is a group of active and retired law enforcement officers that enjoy taking to the open road. Their bond began when ...

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Barrell Bourbon Batch 012 Review

Barrell Boubon Batch 012

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ I knew Barrell Bourbon had a hardcore fan following, but even I was surprised by how enthusiastic they were in the wake of publishing last week’s “The Top Ten Single Barrel Bourbon.” Through social media, email and comments, I was asked several times why Barrell Bourbon wasn’t on the list? Swept away by enthusiasm, they seem ...

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Heritage Distilling Company Dual Barrel Rye Whiskey

HDC Dual Barrel Rye

By Father John Rayls Rating: B- Heritage Distilling Company (HDC), a craft distillery based in Gig Harbor, Washington, has won many awards since starting work in 2012. In fact, HDC is the American Distilling Institute’s most award-bedecked craft distillery in North America four years in a row now, from 2014 to today. And, for a trendy women in whiskey twist, HDC ...

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Herman-Marshall Texas Rye Whiskey Review

Herman Marshall Rye

By Father John Rayls Rating: B+ I was very excited to discover another distillery in Texas producing some pretty good stuff. Marshall Louis and Herman Beckley built Dallas Distilleries in Garland, Texas, and with it their namesake Herman Marshall Whiskey (Garland is located in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex). Their whiskeys include a bourbon, rye and single malt. The founders had ...

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