Bourbon Whiskey

George T. Stagg Bourbon Wins Top World Spirit For Second Consecutive Year

(Buffalo Trace Press Release) For the second year in a row, George T. Stagg, the iconic uncut, unfiltered bourbon released annually from Buffalo Trace Distillery, has been named the number one spirit in the world by noted spirits reviewer F. Paul Pacult. The list, compiled annually by Pacult, will be released in his June 2012 issue of The Spirit Journal. ...

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Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon Whiskey Review

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ The release of Woodford Reserve’s Double Oaked was arguably the most hotly awaited event in bourbon whiskey for the last several years. While Woodford Reserve has released some limited editions in the past, until now Woodford’s popular small batch remained the sole regular product in distillery’s line. In fact, Labrot and Graham was for some ...

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Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2012 Results for Whiskey

The Ultimate Spirits Challenge (USC) was held this year from March 5 to 9 in Astor, New York. This annual event assembles panels of qualified experts to rate a variety of spirits on a 100-point scale. This includes whiskey, which is divided into several categories: American Whiskey, Bourbon, Rye, Tennessee Whiskey, Blended Irish Whiskey, Pot Still Irish Whiskey, Single Malt ...

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Colonel E.H. Taylor “Tornado” Bourbon Whiskey Review

Colonel E.H. Taylor "Tornado" Bourbon

By Richard Thomas Rating: A Kentucky might be on the fringe of “Tornado Alley,” but even so, those powerful storms seem to be a fixture of life in the Bluegrass. Kentuckians received a fairly vicious reminder of that fact in early March 2012, when twisters tore through the state and left almost two dozen dead. Yet sometimes a tornado strike ...

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Pairing Tea and Whiskey

Tea and whisky

By Richard Thomas Tea and whiskey were meant to be brought together. Both tea and whiskey are key traditional drinks of the British Isles, so mixing them is merely the next logical step. Even the cheapest tea usually has a light enough flavor to allow the whiskey to shine, something that cannot be said of coffee, and both drinks have ...

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