Rye Whiskey

Wigle White Rye Whiskey Review

By S.D. Peters Rating: A- PHILADELPHIA, PA. 1795: Local farmer and distiller Philip Vigol (later Wigle) was sentenced to hang for treason. His crime: attacking a tax collector and burning his house. If, like Wigle, you were a whiskey-distilling farmer in Western Pennsylvania, it was no crime, but an act of defiance, the last resort of Pennsylvania’s rye distillers after ...

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Angel’s Envy to Release Rum-Finished Rye Whiskey

(From Angel’s Envy Press Release) Louisville Distilling Company is giving whiskey enthusiasts something unique to look forward to this Father’s Day with the release of new Angel’s Envy Rye.  A super-premium whiskey of uncompromising character and quality, this divine creation displays famed Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson’s passion for experimenting outside of conventional norms and producing unique expressions steeped in tradition, ...

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Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey Review

By Jake Emen Rating: C+ Rye whiskey has its roots in Pennsylvania. As it’s likely more popular across the country today than at any point since Prohibition’s reign, it’s only fitting that the spirit has returned home. Enter Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey, produced by Mountain Laurel Spirits in Bristol, PA, a spirit very much modeled on the tradition of ...

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Close-Up on Catoctin Creek Distilling Company

By Jake Emen At Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, it’s all about the rye. Founded in 2009, Catoctin Creek is based in Purcellville, Virginia, and is the first distillery to operate in Loudon County since before Prohibition. It’s about an hour outside of Washington D.C. —  an easy drive down 267 West, past Dulles Airport. I recently visited Catoctin Creek and ...

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