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WhistlePig Farmstock Crop 001 Rye Whiskey Review

WhistlePig Farmstock

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- When an independent bottler has built a distillery, it is said they have transitioned from sourcing to making in-house product. Yet it’s not simply building a plant and barreling (or perhaps bottling an unaged version of their) new make that makes that transition a success. Instead, that comes when the company’s in-house product is capable ...

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Westward Oregon Whiskey Review

Westward Oregon Malt Whiskey

By April Manning Rating: C+ Westward Oregon Straight Malt Whiskey is the creation of House Spirits Distillery, which is based in what some would consider one of the unlikeliest of places for whiskey, Portland, Oregon. However, Oregon’s dry, warm summers and wet cool winters are just what House Spirits’ founder, Christian Krogstad, called for in the crafting of this spirit. ...

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Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon Review

Russell's Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon

By Father John Rayls Rating: B+ This is another of the many whiskey products stewarded by Wild Turkey’s de facto Master Distiller emeritus Jimmy Russell. Along with his son Eddie Russell, lead Master Distiller since 2015, the father and son have more than 90 years experience crafting whiskey. Apparently, Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon is Jimmy’s favorite “go to” ...

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