Other Whiskeys

Fireball Whisky Review

Fireball Whisky

By Richard Thomas Rating: C+ Fireball Cinnamon Whisky has received a lot of attention lately as the red hot (pun intended) flavored whisky commodity, gulped down by college kids by the quart and inspiring a legion of imitators. Until 2012, it was an obscure product available mostly in Canada. Yet a little slick marketing and some repositioning in the midst ...

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Del Bac Dorado Mesquite Smoked Whiskey

Del Bac Dorado Whiskey

By Jake Emen Rating: B- In keeping with being from the Southwest, Whiskey Del Bac from Hamilton Distillers is all about the mesquite. They use mesquite wood to smoke their floor-malted barley rather than peat, making a Southwestern single malt with a Scottish heritage. Of the three varieties in its lineup, Whiskey Del Bac Dorado is the aged, mesquite-smoked version, ...

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Big Bottom Barlow Trail Whiskey Review

Big Bottom Barlow Trail Blend

By Jake Emen Rating: B Big Bottom Whiskey in Oregon has been known in the past for their bourbons with unique cask finishes, such as those finished in Zinfandel wine casks, along with an overarching interest in experimentation. Still, Big Bottom hasn’t always been distilling their own juice, choosing instead the common path of new distilleries sourcing whiskey to get ...

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Dark Corner Stumphouse Whiskey Review

Dark Corner Stumphouse

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- If experimentation is the byword of the American craft whiskey movement, Dark Corner is certainly doing more than its share with whiskeys like Stumphouse. The whiskey starts with a 2/3s red winter wheat, 1/3 malt mashbill, and from there departs from the American whiskey model by aging in spent, small barrels from the distillery’s Lewis ...

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East London Distillery To Make Rye-Malt Whisky

By Richard Thomas East London Liquor Company, an English micro-distillery that opened near Victoria Park in London last year, has announced plans to distill a rye-malt whisky hybrid. The distillery currently makes vodka and gin, so the rye-malt hybrid project will be their first reported foray into whisky-making. The mashbill is 58% malted barley and 42% rye, and will be ...

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