Rye Whiskey

James E. Pepper 1776 Rye Whiskey Review

By S.D. Peters Rating: A- There’s not much that needs to be said about the Pepper brand nor it’s 3rd Generation heir, Col. James E. Pepper, that the Whiskey Reviewer hasn’t already said – or that can’t be found nicely summarized on the back of this Rye’s bottle. The Pepper brand is currently owned by the Georgetown Trading Company, a ...

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Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey Review (2013)

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ This particular part of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection is named for the proprietor of the Sazerac House in New Orleans, the place where the Sazerac Cocktail was “Americanized” by the replacement of the cognac with rye whiskey. It is one of two ryes in the Antique Collection, which after Pappy Van Winkle is arguably ...

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Sneak Peek Review: WhistlePig Boss Hog Rye Whiskey

By Kurt Maitland Rating: B+ Updated with new notes, January 17, 2014 On October 10th, I had the pleasure of tasting WhistlePig’s newest release – The Boss Hog. Those lucky enough to attend the launch gathered at NYC’s Flatiron Room with Dave Pickerell (WhistlePig’s Master Distiller) as he unveiled what he hopes to be an annual tradition – a release ...

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Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey Review (2013)

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ In some ways, Sazerac is really more of the key brand name coming out of Buffalo Trace Distillery than their own namesake small batch bourbon, as Louisiana’s Sazerac is Buffalo Trace’s parent company. Given that, it shouldn’t be surprising that the bedrock Sazerac 6 Year Old is supported by an entry in Buffalo Trace’s Antique ...

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Grand Traverse Old George Rye Whiskey Review

By Jake Emen Rating: A- Out of Traverse City, Michigan, Grand Traverse Distillery, now in its sixth year of operation, produces a range of spirits including a spectrum of whiskeys, such as their bourbon. Grand Traverse prides themselves on their status as artisan distillers, able to handcraft their products and impart their own standards for quality and flavor. For instance, ...

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