Whiskey Reviews

Elijah Craig 21 Year Old Bourbon Review

Elijah Craig 21 Year Old

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: A Heaven Hill Distilleries is proud of being the nation’s largest independent, family-owned and operated spirits producer and marketer. They also love their claim to holding the world’s second largest inventory of Bourbon and possibly the most “extra-aged” barrels of any distillery. The latter has led to the introduction of expressions like Elijah Craig 21 ...

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Minor Case Rye Whiskey Review

Minor Case Rye

By Father John Rayls Rating: B+ Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey is named after one of the Beams, that near-ubiquitous Kentucky Bourbon clan, in this instance the grandfather of Limestone Branch’s Steve and Paul Beam. These two modern day Beams opened Limestone Branch Distillery in 2011 in Lebanon, Kentucky, near where their grandfather, Minor Case Beam, had operated his distillery ...

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Label 5 Extra Rare 18 Year Old Scotch Review

Label 5 18 Year Old

By Emma Briones Rating: C+ In 2013, Label 5—one of the 10 best-selling Scotch brands—launched a new expression for the super-premium price segment, Label 5 Extra Rare 18 Year Old. This is the second Label 5 expression with an age statement, and it is said to be a response to consumers’ “thirst for premium spirits.” Wit upscale packaging and a ...

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