Rye Whiskey

Woodford Reserve Toasted Oak Rye Whiskey Review

Woodford Toasted Oak Rye

By April Manning Rating: D+ Woodford Reserve Toasted Oak Rye is second in a trio of ryes from Woodford Reserve’s Distillery Series slated to be released throughout 2017. According to Master Distiller Chris Morris, this series is about flavor innovation and is “sure to impress whiskey aficionados” by emphasizing Woodford Reserve’s creative line of involved tastes that shows the brand’s ...

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Understanding Types Of American Whiskey

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By Richard Thomas Part of the Bourbon Boom is the way in which the rise of Kentucky’s Native Spirit has tugged the other major categories of American whiskey on its coattails. Once upon a time, rye whiskey was a sleepy thing, known to most because of Don McLean’s song “American Pie.” Wheat whiskey and American malt whiskey had all but ...

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Anchor Distilling Splits Off After Sapporo Buys Anchor Brewing

Anchor Distilling Company is now a fully independent company following the Sapporo Holdings Limited acquisition of Anchor Brewing Company that was announced late last week. Anchor Distilling Company will continue to be led by current President and CEO, Dennis Carr, and remain under current ownership. This separation of the two companies will coincide with the completion of Sapporo’s acquisition of ...

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Barrell Rye Batch 001 Whiskey Review

Barrell Rye Batch 001

By Richard Thomas Rating:B+ When Barrell Bourbon (or Barrell Craft Spirits, by the company’s lesser known, formal name) introduced a brand extension, it was not drawn from America’s second whiskey, rye. Instead, it was from the broad category of “American Whiskey,” which can mean a number of things. Not going with the popular, fast growing and still relatively open whiskey ...

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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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