Tag Archives: Whiskey Feature

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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Iowa Whiskey: Making Bourbon In Corn Country

MRDC Still

There Is Much More To Whiskey-Making In Iowa Than Just Rye By Richard Thomas One of the peculiar features of the craft whiskey picture in the Hawkeye State is just how big a presence rye has in it. This is because of Templeton Rye, the notorious bottler that preceded the emergence of Iowa’s first micro-distilleries by several years. Templeton sourced ...

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