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Glenmorangie Re-Releasing Astar Single Malt

In 2008, Glenmorangie created The Astar (Scots Gaelic for “journey”), a single malt whisky entirely matured in bespoke oak casks from the Ozark mountains of Missouri, designed to impart the wood’s maximum flavor to the spirit. Today, Glenmorangie Astar (52.5% ABV; $99.99 SRP) returns with a limited-edition release that brings a new richness and complexity to its silken depths – ...

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Clyde May 9 Year Old Cask Strength Alabama Whiskey

Clyde May 9 Year Old Alabama Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Clyde May’s Alabama Whiskey is a sourced-and-bottled brand released by Conecuh Ridge Distillery, and has a lengthy backstory full of twists and turns. That tale begins with the very real Clyde May, a very real and very prolific post-war era Alabama moonshiner. His fame is pegged both to his consistent, long-term productivity and the quality ...

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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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