Tag Archives: Whiskey Feature

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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Is Your Whiskey A Fake?

Counterfeit Johnnie Walker

Counterfeit Whiskey Is On The Rise Everywhere. What Can You Do About It? By Richard Thomas In April 2017, a case of fraudulent activity in the UK came to light that would be laughable, were it not part of a larger and more serious trend. Tofikuddin Ovaysi, a scammer who has claimed to be a Russian national and the son ...

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Picking A Good Starter Scotch

Aberfeldy 12YO single malt

Choosing The Right Scotch Whisky For A Beginner By Richard Thomas Introducing a friend to Scotch whisky is far trickier than getting them started on Bourbon. While Scotch has a wide ranging palette of flavors and deep set of styles to work with, that can mean one is just as likely to accidentally turn someone off as on with a ...

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Inside The Kentucky Cooperage

ISC Kentucky Cooperage

By Debbie Shocair When you invite me to tour your plant and in the same breath claim, “We rarely let the press come,” they already have my undivided attention. Add to that the plant being a mainstay of the Bourbon industry and you get to keep my attention, at least for an hour or two. That mainstay of Bourbon is ...

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