Del Bac Clear Mesquite Whiskey Review

Del Bac Clear Mesquite Smoked Whiskey

By Jake Emen Rating: C+ The Whiskey Del Bac lineup from Hamilton Distillers in Tucson, Arizona, is new and offers a family of single malts made in a more or less traditional Scotch fashion. The “more” refers to the authentic floor malting being utilized, while the “less” refers to the usage of mesquite smoking, rather than peat, giving these whiskeys ...

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Bushmills Irish Honey Liqueur Review

Bushmills Irish Honey

By Richard Thomas Rating: C- Bushmills, the storied Northern Irish distillery that Diageo recently traded to the Mexicans, took some of their massive stock a few years back and used it to get into the trendy sector of flavored whiskeys and honey-whiskey liqueurs. Since honey is one of the flavors that can appear in whiskey, especially those based on malted ...

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Western Gold Bourbon Review

Western Gold

By Richard Thomas Rating: C- Thanks to Jim Murray, generic supermarket whiskeys have been getting more attention in the last couple of years, and some have shown themselves to be very economical, good value buys. With that in mind, I decided to tackle a bourbon I have heretofore seen stocked only by Lidl, Western Gold. I did so with some ...

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Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Review

Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: C Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey is named for the famed Kilbeggan Distillery, which dates back to 1757 and was revived by John Teeling and the Cooley Distillery in 2007. The distillery is so venerable that some point to it, and not Bushmills, as the oldest standing distillery in Ireland. Some observers rest their case for that on ...

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Dark Corner Lewis Redmond Bourbon Review

Lewis Redmond Bourbon

By Richard Thomas Rating: C+ When most people think of South Carolina, they likely think of Charleston or Myrtle Beach and not Appalachia, although the northwestern corner of the state and the city of Greenville lie in the foothills of that mountain range. Keeping that in mind, it should come as no surprise that Greenville’s Dark Corner Distillery has some ...

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