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Lost Distillery Company Gerston Scotch Review

The Lost Distillery Company Gerston

By Father John Rayls Rating: B The Gerston Distillery had two distinct lives. The first lasted over 80 years, from 1796 to 1882, as a farm distiller operation that was known for its flavor and quality and achieved some worldwide recognition, despite its necessarily small scale. The second life only lasted about two decades from 1886 to perhaps as late ...

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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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Wemyss Malts Treacle Chest Scotch Review

Wemyss Treacle Chest Vatted Malt

By Emma Briones Rating: B New blends are joining the whisky line of the family run, independent bottler Wemyss Malts. Under the guidance of industry experts, including the beloved Charlie Maclean, the Wemyss family has hand picked casks that show the perfect balance between wood and whisky to craft the blends of its new collection. It is named the “Wemyss ...

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Five Basic Rules For Drinking Scotch

Oban 14 Year Old Single Malt

By Richard Thomas Not long ago I saw a meme of a hipsterish-looking fellow drinking out of a snifter, and the caption read “I drink Scotch because it makes me look mysterious and unavailable.” Humor aside, Scotch has a rarefied reputation, one that carries even to its cheaper, mass market blends to a limited extent. Because of that, getting into ...

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The Lost Distillery Company Auchnagie Scotch Review

The Lost Distillery Company Auchnagie Vatted Malt

By Father John Rayls Rating: B+ The Lost Distillery Company has discovered a unique connection between lovers of history, lovers of scholarship and lovers of good scotch. In this installment of their line of vatted malt recreations of lost whiskies, they are exploring the historic Auchnagie Distillery, which was in operation for 100 years (1812-1911). It began as a simple ...

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