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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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Widow Jane Chocolate Malt Whiskey Review

Widow Jane Chocolate Malt

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: C+ Widow Jane is the micro-distillery out of Red Hook, Brooklyn, owned by Cacao Prieto, the maker of “beans-to-bar” fresh chocolates. Their spirit expressions are largely not distilled at their distillery, but are instead sourced whiskey from other distilleries in Kentucky and maybe Indiana. Widow Jane Distillery has their own still, however, and are now beginning ...

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