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Hellyers Road Slightly Peated Australian Whisky Review

Hellyers Road Slightly Peated Single Malt

By Emma Briones Rating: C- Hellyers Road is one of the distilleries in the up and coming Australian whisky scene. The distillery, located in the north-west of Tasmania, produces the best-selling locally crafted Australian whisky and exports over 20 countries. Founded in 1999 by a group of dairy farmers, nowadays it produces 8 regular expressions and 3 limited editions. The ...

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Westward Oregon Whiskey Review

Westward Oregon Malt Whiskey

By April Manning Rating: C+ Westward Oregon Straight Malt Whiskey is the creation of House Spirits Distillery, which is based in what some would consider one of the unlikeliest of places for whiskey, Portland, Oregon. However, Oregon’s dry, warm summers and wet cool winters are just what House Spirits’ founder, Christian Krogstad, called for in the crafting of this spirit. ...

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Label 5 Extra Rare 18 Year Old Scotch Review

Label 5 18 Year Old

By Emma Briones Rating: C+ In 2013, Label 5—one of the 10 best-selling Scotch brands—launched a new expression for the super-premium price segment, Label 5 Extra Rare 18 Year Old. This is the second Label 5 expression with an age statement, and it is said to be a response to consumers’ “thirst for premium spirits.” Wit upscale packaging and a ...

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Amrut Naarangi Indian Whisky Review

Amrut Naarangi Indian Single Malt

By Debbie Shocair Rating: C- The Amrut Naarangi (Naar-An-Ghee) is another experimental whisky from the fine folks at Amrut in Bangalore, and another laborious effort I must admire, though this time they fell short of the mark. Oloroso Sherry casks, still containing some sherry, were seasoned further by the addition of orange peel. This combination was left to sit for ...

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