Archive for the ‘Whiskey Reviews’ Category

George’s Rants and Raves: Knob Creek Rye Whiskey

George’s Rants and Raves: Knob Creek Rye Whiskey

If you’re still investing in just stocks and bonds, you might want to look into a market that’s simply exploding: the aged spirits market. With the explosion...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey

George’s Rants and Raves: Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey

Have you ever heard of ocean ageing spirits? Actually, until this Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey sailed through my front door, I knew of only one distiller that ocean aged...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Basil Hayden’s Bourbon

George’s Rants and Raves: Basil Hayden’s Bourbon

Who in their right mind would want peppermint flavors and rye, lots of rye distilled in their straight bourbon whiskey? A gentleman named Basil Hayden back in 1796...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel Irish Whiskey

George’s Rants and Raves: Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel Irish Whiskey

What in the world does Jameson Irish Whiskey and mustaches have in common? Don’t freak out; they don’t distill mustaches and turn them into whiskey. Neither...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Johnnie Walker Rye Cask Finish Scotch

George’s Rants and Raves: Johnnie Walker Rye Cask Finish Scotch

I absolutely love what Scotch distillers are up to these days. Apart from all the usual geographical differences, grain and weather variations, different water sources,...

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George’s Rants and Raves:  Aultmore, Royal Brackla & Deveron Scotch

George’s Rants and Raves: Aultmore, Royal Brackla & Deveron Scotch

Well, well, it appears that all those consolidations in the spirits industry are finally starting to pay off. Since Bacardi acquired John Dewer & Sons from Diageo...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey

George’s Rants and Raves: Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey

Well, I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks. Who knew, outside of Alabama, that there is an Alabama style whiskey? And just what might Alabama style be like?...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Dryfly Washington Bourbon 101

George’s Rants and Raves: Dryfly Washington Bourbon 101

When the guys up at Dry Fly aren’t out fly fishing in the Gallatin River near Spokane Washington, they’re making small batch spirits in a sustainable way using...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Dewar’s White Label Scratched Cask Scotch

George’s Rants and Raves: Dewar’s White Label Scratched Cask Scotch

Where in the world would we be without the oak barrel? Well, for one thing, we wouldn’t be enjoying any of those brown colored spirits like Bourbon, Scotch or...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Craigellachie Scotch Review

George’s Rants and Raves: Craigellachie Scotch Review

If that theorem I proposed last week holds true (that you can always tell a good scotch by the fact that the name is impossible to pronounce, even harder to spell...

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