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Blackened Rye The Lightning

Double cask finished first in ex-Madeira casks followed by ex-rum casks, Blackened “Rye The Lightning” offers a complex yet subtle sip that will flash before your eyes.
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Boom Boom Bourbon Reserve Edition
An unlikely pairing of legendary boxer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and maple syrup barrel finishing results in a fun and enjoyable sipper.
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Old Elk Master’s Blend Series: Double Wheat
A unique twist on wheat whiskey, and one the market is ready for.
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Broken Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon
A barrel proof bourbon aged with new French oak staves, ex-bourbon barrel staves, and a blend of ex-sherry cask staves has unbalanced results.
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The Wiseman Rye
Distilled in Kentucky using a 95% rye mashbill, The Wiseman Rye offers a unique flavor profile that balances sweet and spice with a dash of earthy funk in the middle.
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Lost Lantern 2022 Single Cask 5 McCarthy’s Peated Oregon Single Malt
A bold Scotch-styled single malt that packs a punch.
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Barrell Craft Spirits Gold Label Seagrass (2022)
Barrell Craft Spirits Gold Label Seagrass goes to show how iteration and challenging yourself to improve can have exceptional results.
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Village Bourbon
It takes a village. A Vermont distillery contract distilling from another Vermont distillery.
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J. Henry & Sons Wisconsin Small Batch Bourbon (Batch 65)
Three of the grains used to make this bourbon are heirloom grains. The same seed has been used for generations, and the result is a bourbon with a distinct and robust flavor profile.
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Brush Creek Railroad Rye (Boxcar #1)
Rye drinkers will enjoy the unique spin on the classic rye flavor profile that Railroad Rye offers, but is it enough?
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Whiskey Del Bac Frontera
Whiskey Del Bac is known for their unique tasting malt whiskey and when combined with Pedro Ximénez Sherry botas, what we were confronted with was definitely unfamiliar.
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Opinion

Is Your Favorite Whiskey Shrinking?

Due to new regulations, glass shortages, and global standardization, liquor bottles in the U.S. could be moving to smaller 700mL bottles. Should you care?
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Opinion

The Birth of $500 Bourbon

Few will probably greet $500 bourbons with open arms. But is it necessary for bourbon’s future and is there a silver lining that comes along with it?
Tour

Old Elk Distillery: More Than Just Whiskey

We had the opportunity to visit Old Elk Distillery, get to know the company, select and blend barrels, and much more. And as the layers of the company were peeled back, they revealed who Old Elk is beyond just the whiskey they are known for.

Whiskey News

The latest happenings in whiskey

Jack Daniel’s Releases Small Batch Special Release Coy Hill High Proof

Jack Daniel’s Small Batch Special Release Coy Hill High Proof in 375ml bottles, is matured in the highest reaches of barrelhouses on Coy Hill, the highest elevation at the Jack Daniel Distillery, this Tennessee Whiskey is bottled at proof points ranging from 143.6 - 155.1.
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Heaven Hill Brands Elevates Third Generation of Family Leadership

Heaven Hill, America’s largest independent, family-owned and led distilled spirits supplier, celebrates the succession of its third generation of family leadership with the appointment of Kate Latts and Allan Latts as co-Presidents, and Max L. Shapira assuming the new role of Executive Chairman effective September 1.

Stellum™ Spirits Introduces Inaugural Stellum Black Specialty Blends

Stellum™ Spirits, a national brand created to celebrate the modern-day whiskey drinker, today introduced Stellum Black specialty blends, a new evolution in the brand’s portfolio.

Old Forester Master Taster Jackie Zykan Stepping Away

After seven years of playing a key leadership role in the renaissance of Old Forester, Master Taster Jackie Zykan announced today she is stepping away to pursue other career opportunities.

Frey Ranch Distillery Releases New Single Barrel Rye Whiskey

Bottled at Barrel Strength, New Double Platinum Award-Winning Single Barrel Rye Debuts in September 2022

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SBC #58: Lucky Seven 14 Year “Strawberry Short Tart”

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SBC #57: Pinhook Rye Vertical Series “Esteria Year 3”

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