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Pig’s Nose Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- Dating back to the 1970s, Pig’s Nose is proof that blended Scotch doesn’t need to be either old or expensive to be good. Concocted by third-generation Whyte and Mackay master blender Richard Paterson, it is the second label from Spencerfield Spirits, the company set up by former Glenmorangie marketing director Alex Nicol. Mr. Nicol reportedly ...

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Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey Review

Dry Fly Washington Wheat Whiskey

By Jake Emen Rating: B+ All variations of whiskey seem to be thriving these days. Think about the proliferation of single malts across the globe, the revival of rye whiskey, especially as a go-to spirit at craft cocktail bars, and the growth of American micro-distillers. Spokane, Washington’s Dry Fly Distilling – the first legal distillery in Washington since Prohibition, a ...

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John J. Bowman Single Barrel Bourbon Review

John J. Bowman Bourbon

By Jake Emen Rating: B- The greater area surrounding Washington D.C. has seen an expansive growth in all things imbibing in recent years. Yet, it’s not only the Johnny-come-lately distilleries and breweries who are capturing consumer attention. A. Smith Bowman Distillery has been open for over 75 years, and is currently located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, sandwiched about halfway between Richmond ...

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