Rye Whiskey

Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey Review (2016)

Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey

By Kurt Maitland 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 BTAC. ...

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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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Rye Whiskey 101

Norlan Whisky Glass comparison

The Guide To “America’s Original Whiskey” By Richard Thomas Driven in large part by its popularity as a core cocktail spirit in the mixology boom that began a decade ago, rye whiskey has risen from bourbon’s sleepy stepsister into a lively and legitimate sector of American Whiskey. While rye has not yet revived to what it was before Prohibition, it ...

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Templeton Rye Whiskey Review

Templeton Rye Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- Templeton Rye is a brand under a cloud, the poster figure for the “deceptive whiskey” controversy that ran out of steam last year. This is because the brand was the clearest case of what was essentially a whiskey bottler pretending to be a working, commercial distillery, and selling their sourced product with a smokescreen of ...

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