Whiskey Reviews

Widow Jane Rye Mash, Oak & Applewood-Aged Whiskey Review

Widow Jane Rye Mash Oak & Applewood Whiskey

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: B- Widow Jane Distillery is the specialty distillery out of Red Book, Brooklyn, owned by chocolate-makers Cacao Prieto.  Cacao Prieto, in turn, was founded by Daniel Prieto Preston, an inventor and aerospace engineer, whose family heritage goes back 100 years of farming organic cacao in the Dominican Republic. Their spirit expressions are largely not distilled ...

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Booker’s “Tommy’s Batch” Bourbon Review

Booker's Tommy's Batch Bourbon 2017-01

By Father John Rayls Rating: A Have you ever heard of a “marketing faux pas?” Beam Suntory recently experienced this when they underestimated the blowback from their passionate, loyal following concerning a near doubling in price for Booker’s Bourbon beginning in 2017. The tidal wave of criticism and threatened product rejection apparently gave the company pause. After reconsideration, a more ...

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Method And Madness Single Malt Irish Whiskey Review

Method And Madness Single Pot Still

By Emma Briones Rating: B+ From the new range of experimental whiskeys created by Irish Distillers comes Method and Madness Single Malt Irish Whiskey. This is the second expression of a new range that, according to Irish Distillers, pushes the boundaries of Irish whiskey by mixing the experience of Midleton’s whiskey masters with the fresh talent of its apprentices. Method ...

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Bluebird Distilling Rye Whiskey Review

Bluebird Distilling Rye Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Bluebird Distilling is found in Phoenixville, Pennsylvanis, due northwest of Valley Forge National Historic Park. The founder, Jared Adkins, has a story familiar to anyone who knows the people who start craft breweries and distilleries: he ditched his white collar job to start his own booze-making business. Their Rye whiskey isn’t quite in the Pennsylvania ...

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