Bourbon Whiskey

Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon Earns Top Honors, Second Release Planned

(Based on an Angel’s Envy Press Release) Angel’s Envy Cask Strength was named the “best spirit in the world” on Paul Pacult’s “Top Spirits List” in the June 2013 edition of Spirit Journal.  The brand tied for first with Highland Park 25-Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (The Whiskey Reviewer gave this bourbon an A-grade, and called on Angel’s Envy ...

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Touring The Barrel House Distillery

Moonshine straight from the still

By Richard Thomas When I went to explore the ruins of the Old Pepper Distillery on Manchester Street in Lexington, Kentucky, I was both pleased and surprised to discover that someone had opened a micro-distillery in what had been Old Pepper’s barrel house, appropriately named The Barrel House. Located only a few minutes drive from the Town Branch Distillery and ...

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Bird Dog Peach Flavored Whiskey Review

Bird Dog Peach Flavored Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: C Just like vodka before it, whiskey is experiencing a boomtime-driven expansion into the area of flavored liquor. These days it seems every big distillery is either getting into secondary maturation, or barrel finishing, or producing flavored whiskey. Honey whiskey has been getting much of the attention lately, both in the U.S. and the U.K., but ...

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Full Sail Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout Review (2013)

Full Sail bourbon barrel stout

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- It’s a good time to be drinking in America, with decades-long interest in craft beers, fine wines, and good spirits spurring small, high-end producers across the country. The days when your choices were “Mass Market Product A,” “Mass Market Product B,” and “Subpar Product #1” are long gone. One way in which these parallel developments ...

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