Rye Whiskey

Constellation, Not Pernod Ricard, To Acquire High West

Constellation Brands, Inc., a leading beverage alcohol company, today announced an agreement to purchase Utah-based High West Distillery. The acquisition includes all of High West’s operations and its portfolio of distinctive American straight whiskeys. With High West, which has experienced double-digit volume growth year over year for the past three years, Constellation Brands enters the dynamic craft whiskey category. The ...

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Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey Review (2016)

Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey

By Kurt Maitland Average Rating: C+ The release of Buffalo Trace’s Antique Collection (BTAC for short) is one of the highlights of the whiskey calendar, up there with Diageo’s annual Special Release, Parker’s Heritage hitting the shelf, and, of course, the mad rush for Pappy’s. Here we look at this year’s Sazerac 18-Year-Old, and this time it’s something new to ...

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Redemption Barrel Proof 8 Year Old Rye Whiskey Review (2016)

Redemption 8YO Barrel Strength Rye

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: B As with other Redemption Rye whiskeys, this barrel proof expression is sourced from the MGP Distillery in Indiana, an old Seagrams distillery dating back to 1847, and bottled in Bardstown. Redemption recites this background on the label of each bottle and on their web site. Each bottle is hand numbered by the bottler demonstrating the ...

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