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New Zealand Whisky Co. High Wheeler Review

High Roller Whisky

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Whisky-making is a feature of the Anglophone world, forming a complete circle when Australia changed its laws in the 1990s and allowed whisky distillation. Across a deceptively vast expanse of ocean in New Zealand, however, they had been up to it off and on since the 1860s. Ironically, the last distillery in New Zealand, Willowbank, ...

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Seven Of Scotland’s Independent Bottlers

Compass Box Barrel Staves

By Richard Thomas Many an American Whiskey purist scoffs at the notion of an independent bottler. Although the creations of Craft Barrel Spirits, High West and others have gained considerable appreciation, it’s still entirely common for me to run across people in whiskey bars declaring scorn for the idea that if a brand didn’t make the whiskey, it has no ...

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Lock, Stock & Barrel Rye Is Getting Older With New Release

The Cooper Spirits Co., an independent producer of innovative, integrity-driven spirits, announced yesterday the launch of Lock Stock & Barrel 18-Year Straight Rye Whiskey. The third and newest release in the Lock Stock & Barrel series, it follows last year’s introduction of the 16-year. The 18-year is one of the finest and most complex straight ryes available, maintaining the same smooth ...

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Michter’s Releasing A 25 Year Old After Nine Year Hiatus

Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann has approved the release of Michter’s 25 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon to the company’s distributor network for sale this November. The 2017 release marks the first bottling of Michter’s 25 Year Bourbon since 2008. “I take the Michter’s ‘Dr. No’ position as the gatekeeper for releasing whiskey very seriously,” said Heilmann. “When I tasted this ...

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Compass Box Is Coming Out With Two New Whiskies

Noted independent bottler and blender Compass Box is releasing a pair of new whiskies: Phenomenology – There’s No Right or Wrong Phenomenology is a school of thought in psychology that focuses on phenomena, or, the experiences that we get from our senses–what we see, taste, smell, etc. It is a way of thinking about ourselves and the very personal, subjective ...

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