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Around The Globe With Five Malt Whiskeys

Puni Alba Whisky

By Richard Thomas Bourbon is undoubtedly booming, but it’s malted barley that stands as the dominant basis for world whisk(e)y. Leaving aside all those pricey Scottish single malts that inspire such devotion from global whisky fans, two other major whisky countries—Ireland and Japan—are also surging and just as barley-based. Malts are now widely touted as the “next big thing” in ...

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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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The Hillhaven Lodge Whiskey Review

The Hilhaven Lodge American Whiskey

By Father John Rayls Rating: B In 1927, The Hilhaven Lodge was created as a remote recreational retreat for its owner outside of nearby Hollywood. Former owners have included Ingrid Bergman and producer Alan Carr, and the current owner is director and producer Brett Ratner, best known for his Rush Hour films. Ratner partnered with Diageo to produce The Hilhaven Lodge Blended ...

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What Happened To Wheat Whiskey Anyway?

Parker Heritage Wheat Whiskey 2014

In The Midst Of The Bourbon Boom And The Rye Revival, All Eyes Are On American Malts As “The Next Big Thing.” What Happened To Wheat Whiskey? By Richard Thomas When Heaven Hill introduced Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey in 2005, I first took note of it during a visit to My Old Kentucky Home, and the novelty immediately caught my ...

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Old Potrero Releasing An Old, Malted Rye

Anchor Distilling first dedicated itself to recreating the original rye whiskies of old in 1994 with the creation of Old Potrero. The first release of an Old Potrero whiskey followed in 1996, so this year marks the 20th anniversary. Yesterday, Anchor marked this milestone by announcing the release of Old Potrero Hotaling’s 16 Year Old Single Malt Rye Whiskey, a ...

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