Tag Archives: Small Batch

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Review

Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: B I used to refer to New York, Texas and Colorado as the three states contending to become “America’s Third Whiskey State.” I’m beginning to rethink if it’s still just those three, but a big part of why I originally put Colorado on the list was Stranahan’s, one of the early entrants in the micro-distillery movement. ...

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Widow Jane Chocolate Malt Whiskey Review

Widow Jane Chocolate Malt

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: C+ Widow Jane is the micro-distillery out of Red Hook, Brooklyn, owned by Cacao Prieto, the maker of “beans-to-bar” fresh chocolates. Their spirit expressions are largely not distilled at their distillery, but are instead sourced whiskey from other distilleries in Kentucky and maybe Indiana. Widow Jane Distillery has their own still, however, and are now beginning ...

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Ten Not-Kentucky Bourbons You Need To Try

Colorado Gold Bourbon

By Richard Thomas Even though whiskey-making has spread to most states of the Union, and much of that whiskey being made is Bourbon, Kentucky still dominates the industry. If you discount Tennessee Whiskey (admittedly a major exception, since Jack Daniel’s is the world’s second largest whiskey brand), 95% of the world’s Bourbon is made in Commonwealth of Kentucky. Although several ...

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Beam Slides Booker’s Price Hike Downward

By Richard Thomas Beam Suntory’s December 9th announcement that it’s popular Booker’s line of cask strength, approximately six year old bourbon would see a price hike of 66%, from $59.99 to $99.99, was met with widespread derision in the enthusiast community. With price hikes, scarcity of certain brands, and the elimination of age statements becoming almost regular features of the ...

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