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Black Maple Hill Oregon Rye Whiskey Review

Black Maple Hill Oregon Rye

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: C+ Black Maple Hill Rye is not a distillery, but a label owned by Paul Joseph from California. Joseph worked with Kentucky Bourbon Distillers “KBD “ (now known primarily as Willett, and bottlers of Noah’s Mill, Rowan’s Creek, etc…) for many years. So, Black Maple Hill whiskey was originally sourced from KBD, who in turn ...

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Glen Grant 18 Year Old Scotch Review

Glen Grant 18 Year Old

By Adam Irvine Rating: C- Like many a Rothes distillery, Glen Grant can be easily missed when touring the stills of Speyside. Unlike the brazen hussies of Dufftown, which flaunt their seductive padogas from every angle, Rothes has a habit of tucking its distilleries away from view. Interestingly they proudly display the animal feed plant, but it seems the town ...

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Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey Review (2016)

Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey

By Kurt Maitland Average Rating: C+ The release of Buffalo Trace’s Antique Collection (BTAC for short) is one of the highlights of the whiskey calendar, up there with Diageo’s annual Special Release, Parker’s Heritage hitting the shelf, and, of course, the mad rush for Pappy’s. Here we look at this year’s Sazerac 18-Year-Old, and this time it’s something new to ...

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Deanston Virgin Oak Scotch Review

Deanston Virgin Oak

By Kurt Maitland Rating: C+ Deanston Distillery is a located on the banks of the River Teith, eight miles from the historic town of Stirling (yes, that Stirling from Braveheart), and is the largest of the distilleries owned by South Africa’s Distell Group via Burn Stewart, whose properties also include Islay’s Bunnahabhain Distillery and Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of ...

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