Rye Whiskey

Moet Hennessy Buys Woodinville Whiskey

By Richard Thomas In the most recent example of a major international drinks company buying an American craft distillery, French liquor and wine conglomerate Moet Hennessy has bought Washington-based Woodinville Whiskey. The financial terms are undisclosed at this time. This is the second such deal in Washington state alone, as Remy Cointreau bought Westland Distillery this past December. Moet Hennessy ...

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Iowa Whiskey: Making Bourbon In Corn Country

MRDC Still

There Is Much More To Whiskey-Making In Iowa Than Just Rye By Richard Thomas One of the peculiar features of the craft whiskey picture in the Hawkeye State is just how big a presence rye has in it. This is because of Templeton Rye, the notorious bottler that preceded the emergence of Iowa’s first micro-distilleries by several years. Templeton sourced ...

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Cedar Ridge Malted Rye Whiskey Review

Cedar Ridge Malted Rye

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- Whiskey enthusiasts should count themselves fortunate that the Rye Craze started at the same time that the micro-distillery movement took off. That left plenty of room for small distillers looking to make a name for themselves to move into as the rye whiskey scene initially suffered a severe shortage and then exploded. One result of ...

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The Best Whiskeys Sourced From MGP

Metze's Select

By Richard Thomas For a few years now, the letters “MGP” have been synonymous with sourced whiskey. Although first driven to prominence because of the proliferation of brands using MGP’s stock of 95% rye, 5% malted barley whiskey, most seeking to exploit the Rye Craze of earlier in the decade, MGP has also furnished plenty of bourbon and other types ...

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