Tag Archives: Whiskey Feature

New Whiskeys For Autumn 2017 From Around The World

Michter's Toasted Barrel Finish Rye

By Richard Thomas It’s the first week of October, and whisk(e)y fans are fast approaching the middle of the ultra-hot Autumn Release Season. Usually centered on a series of much-anticipated, hard-to-get American annual limited releases, this year Scotland and Japan have some noteworthy whiskies either out now or coming out shortly to liven up the mix. These are the new ...

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Whiskey Time And Tales Of The Cocktail

Why A Cocktail Convention Might Also Be The Best Whiskey Festival By Kurt Maitland You might have seen them. They work or dabble in booze and disappeared for a few days in late July only to come back a few days later, easing back into their normal routines and looking just a bit worse for wear. What were they returning ...

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The Top Ten Single Barrel Bourbons

Michter's 10 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon 2017

By Richard Thomas A classic of phraseology works pretty well when applied to bourbon: while not all the best bourbons are single barrels, all single barrels are among the best. This is especially true if your price point is $150 or less. Pappy Van Winkle, George T. Stagg and Michter’s Celebration aren’t single barrels, but nor are those reasonably priced ...

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Crown Royal Is Big Whisky. Real Big.

Diageo's Crown Royal plant in Alberta, Canada

By Father John Rayls Crown Royal is the top-selling Canadian whisky in the U.S. and second best in the world, while ranking as the eight biggest world whiskey brand overall. Yet you would never guess this from looking at the map. The Crown Royal Distillery is located about 1 1/2 hours north of beautiful Winnipeg in Gimli, Manitoba near the ...

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Seven Best Scotch Single Malts Under $90

By Richard Thomas Although the gap has narrowed some these last couple of years, it is still a truism that Scotch whiskies are more expensive than comparable bourbon whiskies, especially if you live in the U.S. A central proof in that statement is where the key price points for the core, premium expressions of these respective whiskeys lie. Nearly all ...

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