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Wemyss Tarte Au Citron Single Cask Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ October has brought not just autumn, but the largest Wemyss single cask release yet, with a full dozen limited expressions on offer. With so many scotches, Wemyss has managed to cover five separate regions this time around (Islay, Speyside, Highlands, Lowlands and Campbeltown), and I’m sure the people at Wemyss Malts were challenged to come ...

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Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey Review (2013)

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ This particular part of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection is named for the proprietor of the Sazerac House in New Orleans, the place where the Sazerac Cocktail was “Americanized” by the replacement of the cognac with rye whiskey. It is one of two ryes in the Antique Collection, which after Pappy Van Winkle is arguably ...

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Firefly White Lightning Moonshine Review

By S.D. Peters Rating: B- Firefly White Lightning Moonshine is crafted by the Firefly Distillery on Wadmalaw Island, SC, and, other than the professional label on the jar, has the look and feel of the sort of a illicit moonshine you might expect from a small, out-of-the-way place– which is to say it looks like moonshine, and comes in a ...

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Rowan’s Creek Bourbon Review

Rowan's Creek

By Jake Emen Rating: B+ Rowan’s Creek is one of several offerings in the Willett Distilling Company’s (Kentucky Bourbon Distillers’) lineup of Small Batch Boutique Bourbons. It’s named for, well, Rowan’s Creek, the watercourse which runs through the distillery grounds. The creek was in turn was named for John Rowan, a 19th century Kentucky statesman and politician whose family lived ...

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Sneak Peek Review: WhistlePig Boss Hog Rye Whiskey

Updated with new notes, January 17, 2014 By Kurt Maitland Average Rating: B+ On October 10th, I had the pleasure of tasting WhistlePig’s newest release – The Boss Hog. Those lucky enough to attend the launch gathered at NYC’s Flatiron Room with Dave Pickerell (WhistlePig’s Master Distiller) as he unveiled what he hopes to be an annual tradition – a ...

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