Other Whiskeys

Sweden’s The Box Releases A New Peat Bomb

The Second Step 03 is Box Distillery’s final step in the much talked about Second Step Collection series. A triptych, trio, that has showcased Box Distillery’s character, what the northern Swedish climate, careful cask choices and passionate craft can achieve with a young whisky. The Second Step 03 is released as a web release via the Swedish alcohol monopoly, Systembolaget, ...

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The World’s Eight Most Underrated Whiskies

Teeling Single Grain Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Some may be surprised to learn that although whisky-making has been spreading around the globe in recent years, the industry had already long extended beyond the “Big Five” nations of Scotland, the United States, Ireland, Canada and Japan. Even if you discount the ersatz Indian whisky industry on technical grounds, the French and Germans have had whisky ...

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Ballotin Bourbon Ball Chocolate Whiskey

Ballotin Bourbon Ball Whiskey

By Debbie Shocair Rating: B+ For those of you who think I should be eschewing anything resembling a flavored whiskey, I have two answers: First, if it’s tasty, why not? Second, I have always viewed the flavored whiskies (the good ones, anyway) as “gateway whiskeys,” luring the unsuspecting and under-acquainted palate into the realm of traditional whiskey. Once that first ...

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