Whiskey Reviews

Breuckelen Distilling 77 Wheat Whiskey Review

Breuckelen 77 Wheat Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- Just because you have an urban distillery doesn’t mean you can’t have a locovore’s, DIYer’s attitude towards running a micro-distillery. Breuckelen Distilling, located (no points for guessing) in Brookyn, New York is an example. They use New York State-grown grains, mill the grain themselves, and distill and age in-house. In case you were wondering, “Breuckelen” ...

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Amrut Kadhambam Single Malt Indian Whisky Review

Amrut Kadhambam Indian Whisky

By Debbie Shocair Rating: B This was my fourth foray into the litany of whiskies from the Amrut Distillery in India, and this expression showcases the endeavor to take what is essentially good core product and bring creativity to the finish. While Amrut has yet to disappoint me, this one seemed an ambitious undertaking. Yet by using portions of their ...

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Rabbit Hole Rye Whiskey Review

Rabbit Hole Rye

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- With Kentucky bourbon tourism booming, Louisville is becoming one of the country’s leading hotbeds of urban distilling. The latest entry is Rabbit Hole Distilling, founded in 2012 and who broke ground on their distillery in October 2016. Rabbit Hole is the project of Dr. Kaveh Zamanian, MD, a psychologist out of Chicago. His whiskey guy, ...

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Ardbeg Corryvreckan Single Malt Scotch Review

Ardbeg Corryveckan

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- Ardbeg is a major favorite among lovers of Islay malts, especially those who could best be described as “smoke geeks.” I say that because first it’s possible to be a whisky smokehead without being a geek about, and because usually the geekier said smokehead is about whisky, the more they love Ardbeg. It’s a prime ...

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Teeling 24 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey Review

Teeling 24 Year Old Single Malt

By Richard Thomas Rating: A Starting with it’s initial release of the Teeling Small Batch, an Irish blend, Teeling Whiskey Company has developed a line of premium, regular releases that includes a highly regarded single grain, a single malt, and a poitin. However, the Dublin-based distiller and bottler has also made a major stake in the very aged, super premium ...

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