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Noted Whisky Consultant Dr. Jim Swan Dies, Age 75

By Richard Thomas Dr. Jim Swan, the noted whisky expert who was best known for his handiwork in advising several new whisky distilleries around the glove, passed away suddenly yesterday in his home in Edinburgh. He was 75. Swan, who held a PhD in Chemistry and Biological Studies from Heriot-Watt University, began his career with a ten year stint as chief ...

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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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Book Review: Water Of Life By Daniel Marchildon

By Richard Thomas Although there are more books being published about whisk(e)y now that ever before, few, if any, fall outside the non-fiction category. Whiskey drinking might figure prominently in modern popular fiction, but unless you count the reality TV series Moonshiners, making whiskey isn’t the main subject of the story. “The distillery novel?” I hear you ask, “What is ...

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Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky Review

Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky

By Debbie Shocair Rating: C+ Canadian Club is a Beam Suntory-owned company that has been producing whisky for more than 150 years, and no doubt still riding the surge that came from its high-profile product placement in the recent popular series like Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men, recently brought its 100% Rye whisky in the US. Not only is this particular expression ...

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