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

Westward American Single Malt Whiskey Review

Westward American Single Malt Whiskey Review

Westward American Single Malt Whiskey is cool for a couple reasons. #1 they distill it all themselves so it’s representing a true house style (ha) and a representation of what they’re able to do. #2 it’s unique. In House Spirit’s Words: Westward American Single Malt Whiskey “Westward American Single Malt Whiskey is a grain-to-glass celebration… Continue!

Little Book Whiskey Review

Little Book Whiskey Review

Little Book Whiskey “The Easy” is the latest release from Jim Beam, is the brainchild of Fred’s son Freddie and named after Booker’s (Fred’s Dad) name for Freddie… Little Book. This release, called The Easy, is the first in a new annual series and the essential idea behind these releases will be that each year it will… Continue!

Colkegan Single Malt Review

Colkegan Single Malt Review

Born in the Southwest part of the USA Colkegan Single Malt is a whiskey that attempts to pay homage to Scotch by adapting the processes for America. They try to achieve this through using Mesquite to smoke the barley instead of using peat. Which they claim no one else uses, but Del Bac uses it… Continue!

1980s Daviess County Blended Whiskey Review

1980s Daviess County Blended Whiskey Review

I found this 1980s Daviess County Blended Whiskey on a dusty hunt and since I’d never had it, and it was only $10, I picked it up; after opening it I wish I hadn’t. Made at the original Medley Distillery in Kentucky this brand, like most of their other brands, all but disappeared after Diageo… Continue!

GR Sharpe Old Style Whiskey Review

GR Sharpe Old Style Whiskey Review

G.R. Sharpe Old Style Whiskey is a pre-prohibition whiskey distilled by the Harry Wilken Distillery who started up during the whiskey expansion of the early 20th century and was condemned to death, like so many others, by prohibition. Only living from 1906 – 1919 this little distillery didn’t have much of a chance to show what… Continue!

High West Bourye Limited Sighting Review

High West Bourye Limited Sighting Review

High West Bourye Limited Sighting is the 2017 edition of High West’s Bourye whiskey which combines bourbon and rye – hence the name. Based on the bottle code breakdown I laid out in the Bourye 2015 release review we know this particular bottle of the Bourye Limited Sighting was bottled on the 9th of January… Continue!

High West Bourye 2015 Release Review

High West Bourye 2015 Release Review

I picked up this High West Bourye 2015 Release early last year and kept meaning to do a SBS between it and the original Bourye batch 2 I have, but just never got around to it. Then the good folks at High West reached out and sent me a bottle of the 2017 batch (reviewing… Continue!

Penna Dutch Malt Whiskey Review

Penna Dutch Malt Whiskey Review

Penna Dutch Malt Whiskey is the new flagship release from the relatively young New Liberty Distillery and is made from 100% malted barley done in the Munich style. This means the malt has received a bit darker of a roast than might otherwise be done which is more of a beer approach to the treatment of… Continue!

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!

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