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West Cork 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Finish Irish Whiskey Review

West Cork 12 Year Old Irish Single Malt

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: B+ West Cork Distillery was founded in 2003 by three lifelong friends; Denis McCarthy, Ger McCarthy and John O’Connell in Union Hall, West Cork, Ireland. Ger and Denis McCarthy had long histories as deep sea trawler men and O’Connell was a scientist focusing on research and development for the food and beverage industries. Inspired by ...

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Timber Creek Florida Reserve Bourbon Review

Timber Creek Reserve Florida Bourbon

By Elizabeth Emmons Rating: B+ Timber Creek was founded in 2014 near Destin, FL, along Florida’s Emerald Coast (or the “Redneck Riviera,” as it is sometimes known). It was founded by Aaron Barnes and Camden Ford, neighbors who bonded over their love of beer and quality ingredients. Timber Creek uses a “gentle approach” with the grain during the distilling processes. ...

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Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Review (2017)

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2017

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- Autumn is a happening season for American Whiskey, being the time of year when most of the eagerly awaited annual limited editions come out. Pappy Van Winkle headlines the season, with Buffalo Trace Antique Collection and Four Roses serving as co-features. Behind these are a slate of well-known, if not as dearly sought after whiskey ...

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Iowa Legendary Aged Rye Whiskey Review

Iowa Legendary Aged Rye Whiskey

By Father John Rayls Rating: B- Although my preference is to have my whiskey neat at room temperature and without anything added, not everyone else is after that same experience. Tastes are varied and, at times, totally opposite of mine. Not only are consumers subject to their biases and preferences, but producers are as well. For instance, some distilleries want ...

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Booker’s “Blue Knights” Bourbon Review

Booker's Blue Knights

By April Manning Rating: B- Booker’s Bourbon has released the second creation for 2017, and this particular installment honors a group that named legendary Beam Master Distiller Booker Noe an honorary member: the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club. This MC is a group of active and retired law enforcement officers that enjoy taking to the open road. Their bond began when ...

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