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Seven Underrated Scotch Whiskies

Aberfeldy 12YO single malt

By Richard Thomas A whisky can be overlooked for a variety of reasons. Many look askance at the lack of an age statement or if the age statement is below 12 years, the point which serves as the lowest age rung in many whisky lines. The brand may be overshadowed by a more famous neighbor or simply be obscure in ...

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Whiskey Christmas Gift Guide

Jameson Caskmates

Bourbon, Irish, Scotch And Other Whiskey Ideas For Putting Under The Christmas Tree By Richard Thomas With whiskeys from around the globe more popular than ever, more people are giving the gift of whisk(e)y. Those not well-versed in whiskey may need some shopping pointers, while others who already know a thing or two may want some inspiration to find something ...

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Best Irish Whiskeys For Under $60

Redbreast 12YO

The Top 5 In Ireland’s Premium, But Affordable Whiskeys By Richard Thomas One of the minor paradoxes of whiskey is how a given sector might have dozens, perhaps hundreds of premium expressions on the market, but the overwhelming bulk of what gets made and sold is concentrated in a small handful of names on the mass market end of the ...

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Seven Sherry Bomb Scotch Whiskies

Aberlour A'Bunadh

By Richard Thomas Although the overwhelming bulk of Scotch whisky is aged in used American Standard Barrels (ASBs), the most prized cask for maturing whisky is the Sherry butt. Whiskies aged in first-fill Sherry butts are especially so, and those drawn entirely from such sherried stock are invariably known as “sherry bombs” for the potent flavors the malt whisky has ...

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