Tag Archives: Whiskey Information

The English Whisky Revival

Cotswolds Distillery

By Richard Thomas When Penderyn opened in 2000, returning whisky distilling to Wales for this first time since 1894, most observers I know of reckoned it was an appropriate development. The Welsh, after all, were just as Celtic as the Irish and the Scots. But England getting into the whisky-making game was an odder development, provoking slight bewilderment. The English, ...

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Can’t Get A Rare Whiskey? Maybe A Lottery Can Help

Pappy Van Winkles

By Richard Thomas The most frequent and common complaint found in American whiskey circles today is how certain brands have become almost impossible to obtain. Although these “chimeras” often retain approachable official pricing, they are said to be unavailable at those official two and three digit price points. According to such conventional complaints, the only way to acquire an Elijah ...

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Crafty Bottled In Bond Whiskeys

Old Maysville Bottled in Bond Rye

By Richard Thomas Although most headlines about the American micro-distilling movement tend to focus on its explosive growth, a boom that now has well over 1,000 small distilleries in operation with more on the way, as a serious observer of the whiskey part of that movement I prefer to monitor a different aspect: the gaining maturity of craft whiskey. Seven ...

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