Rye Whiskey

Q&A With Raj Bhakta

Raj Bhakta

A Chat With The Founder of Vermont Bottler And Distiller WhistlePig By Kurt Maitland Recently I was fortunate enough to take a trip to Vermont and see WhistlePig’s recently opened distillery, cementing the first step in their transition from bottler to distiller. That visit led to a later discussion with WhistlePig founder Raj Bhatka. Between corresponding with Bhatka for this ...

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WhistlePig’s Founder Battling Corporate Coup

By Richard Thomas WhistlePig founder Raj Bhakta’s splashy, sometimes even extravagant style had already earned him some enemies in whiskey media circles, and now it seems also on his own board. According to the Burlington Free Press, Bhakta was ousted from the helm of WhistlePig after a meeting of the company board earlier this month. The meeting was called by ...

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Booker’s Rye Coming In Late May

By Richard Thomas The new Booker’s Rye will be released in late May. As the latest rye whiskey release from the Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, Kentucky, this limited edition has been much-anticipated among American whiskey fans. Booker’s was originally part of the Beam Small Batch Collection, launched two decades ago, and was the barrel strength entry in that line-up. ...

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Redemption Barrel Proof 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey Review

Redemption Rye 10 YO Barrel Proof

Updated November 13, 2017 By S.D. Peters Average Rating: B+ Redemption, a brand sourced from MGP, the old Seagram’s distillery in Lawrenceville, Indiana from, is owned by Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits. As their Fact Sheet tells it, “Redemption Whiskey was created serendipitously when a cache of Rye Whiskey barrels believed to be the perfect expression of [Rye] were found, ...

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