Rye Whiskey

Anchor Distilling Splits Off After Sapporo Buys Anchor Brewing

Anchor Distilling Company is now a fully independent company following the Sapporo Holdings Limited acquisition of Anchor Brewing Company that was announced late last week. Anchor Distilling Company will continue to be led by current President and CEO, Dennis Carr, and remain under current ownership. This separation of the two companies will coincide with the completion of Sapporo’s acquisition of ...

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Barrell Rye Batch 001 Whiskey Review

Barrell Rye Batch 001

By Richard Thomas Rating:B+ When Barrell Bourbon (or Barrell Craft Spirits, by the company’s lesser known, formal name) introduced a brand extension, it was not drawn from America’s second whiskey, rye. Instead, it was from the broad category of “American Whiskey,” which can mean a number of things. Not going with the popular, fast growing and still relatively open whiskey ...

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Moet Hennessy Buys Woodinville Whiskey

By Richard Thomas In the most recent example of a major international drinks company buying an American craft distillery, French liquor and wine conglomerate Moet Hennessy has bought Washington-based Woodinville Whiskey. The financial terms are undisclosed at this time. This is the second such deal in Washington state alone, as Remy Cointreau bought Westland Distillery this past December. Moet Hennessy ...

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Iowa Whiskey: Making Bourbon In Corn Country

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There Is Much More To Whiskey-Making In Iowa Than Just Rye By Richard Thomas One of the peculiar features of the craft whiskey picture in the Hawkeye State is just how big a presence rye has in it. This is because of Templeton Rye, the notorious bottler that preceded the emergence of Iowa’s first micro-distilleries by several years. Templeton sourced ...

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Cedar Ridge Malted Rye Whiskey Review

Cedar Ridge Malted Rye

Updated August 7, 2017 By Richard Thomas Rating: B- Whiskey enthusiasts should count themselves fortunate that the Rye Craze started at the same time that the micro-distillery movement took off. That left plenty of room for small distillers looking to make a name for themselves to move into as the rye whiskey scene initially suffered a severe shortage and then ...

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