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Jim Beam Original Bourbon Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: C Jim Beam Straight Bourbon Whiskey needs little introduction, as it is one of the best-selling whiskeys in the world and an iconic label. Most casual whiskey-lovers are only dimly familiar with the Beam family, however, despite their place in the history of bourbon. The story begins as so many Kentucky stories do, with the immigration ...

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Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: C+ Originally a pot still whiskey, Tullamore Dew traces its origins to 1829 and the namesake Irish Midlands town of Tullamore. It was only when Daniel E. Williams took over the business in the late 19th Century that the distillery took off, and “Dew” is drawn from Williams’ initials. Tullamore Dew suffered as whiskey-makers everywhere suffered ...

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The Famous Grouse Scotch Whiskey Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: C+ Like so many other blended scotches, the Famous Grouse starts with a 19th Century Scottish grocer, in this case one Matthew Gloag of Perth. Like many Scottish grocers, Gloag started a family business that included making blended scotch whiskeys, which grew into the Grouse Blend under Matthew’s namesake and grandson in 1896. This was later ...

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