Rye Whiskey

Sneak Peek Review: WhistlePig Boss Hog Rye Whiskey

Updated with new notes, January 17, 2014 By Kurt Maitland Average Rating: B+ 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 ...

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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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Mr. Boston Rock and Rye Returns

* Mr. Boston Rock & Rye, the venerable rye whiskey liqueur flavored with citrus, is making a strong comeback in the Southern United States, as on and off premise consumers are re-discovering this sweet treat. Once believed to be the cure-all for the common cold in the late 1800s, this combination of rye whiskey sweetened with sugar and citrus fruits ...

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