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All posts about whiskey made in America that isn’t Bourbon or Rye

Wyoming Whiskey Outryder Review

Wyoming Whiskey Outryder Review

Wyoming Whiskey Outryder is WW’s newest expression and it’s a combination of two different mashbills. The first one doesn’t meet the TTB requirements to be called either a rye or a bourbon so if bottled on its own it would be either an “American Whiskey” or a “Wyoming Whiskey”. The second is a bourbon and… Continue!

Beam’s Eight Star Review

Beam’s Eight Star Review

Beam’s Eight Star is not available in California, it’s something I picked up for a few bucks while out traveling through bourbon country and thought would be fun to review. Yes I knew it was going to be terrible before I even handle the guy a $5 and got $2 back, but that didn’t dissuade… Continue!

High West Valley Tan Batch 3 Review

High West Valley Tan Batch 3 Review

High West Valley Tan Batch 3 marks something new, a departure from what was released as batch 2 of the High West Valley Tan Whiskey. Batch 2 was a labeled as a Utah Oat Whiskey, but batch 3 has dropped the oat part and is now labeled as a Utah Whiskey, but that’s not the… Continue!

Still 630 SS Sorghum Whiskey Review

Still 630 SS Sorghum Whiskey Review

Still 630 SS Sorghum Whiskey is made from 100% Sorghum and was the whiskey that impressed me the most when I recently toured the St.Louis distillery. A distillery, by the way, that I was thoroughly impressed with after talking to the owner David Weglarz. Listening to his passion and his thought process behind making his… Continue!

Bourbon Crusaders Charbay Review

Bourbon Crusaders Charbay Review

As far as I know the Bourbon Crusaders Charbay is only the second private barrel of Charbay that’s been released. The first one being the now legendary LAWS Charbay which I tried recently and was suitably impressed with what ended up in my glass that evening. To say theBourbon Crusaders Charbay was on that level is… Continue!

Vinn Whiskey Review

Vinn Whiskey Review

Vinn Whiskey is made from rice and hails from Oregon and is one of a growing number of alternative grain, especially rice, whiskeys that have been hitting the market over the last 2-3 years. Though Vinn Whiskey differs quite a bit from the likes of Fukano, Ohishi or Kikori because “Vinn Whiskey is the first… Continue!

Del Bac Dorado Single Barrel Review

Del Bac Dorado Single Barrel Review

Del Bac Dorado Single Barrel is the exact same whiskey as the Del Bac Classic Private Barrel except that to halt the malting process, and ready the freshly malted barley for mashing and fermentation, they use mesquite wood smoke. On islay they use peat, but down in Tucson they take a cue from the barbecue world… Continue!

Del Bac Classic Single Barrel Review

Del Bac Classic Single Barrel Review

Del Bac Classic Single Barrel is a traditional American single malt made by Hamilton Distillers in Tucson, Arizona. Del Bac is made from barley that’s malted using a traditional floor malting process and is the same whiskey as their Dorado – just without any Mesquite smoke used. This is yet another example of the growing American Single Malt… Continue!

Hilhaven Lodge Whiskey Review

Hilhaven Lodge Whiskey Review

Hilhaven Lodge Whiskey celebrates the celebration of celebrities. Named after a Beverly Hills estate famous for being a place where “celebrities can be themselves”. It’s a place that few people will ever see and possibly the only home those ridiculous “Star Maps” will ever get right. Pompous pretense? Sure. Ridiculous rhetoric? Absolutely. A good whiskey?… Continue!

Cedar Ridge Single Malt Whiskey Review

Cedar Ridge Single Malt Whiskey Review

Cedar Ridge Single Malt Whiskey is an interesting whiskey coming out of the Cedar Ridge, Iowa. They primarily use malted 2 row barley, but have also been known to use other types of maltier barley like chocolate malt and biscuit malt. Though unique grains aren’t the only thing they play with. They also use a… Continue!

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