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

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!

High West 14 Year Old Light Whiskey Review

High West 14 Year Old Light Whiskey Review

High West 14 Year Old Light Whiskey… what the hell is that? If that was the first thought through your mind then allow me to shed a bit of light on the dram at hand. Light Whiskey is a TTB designation that refers to a grain spirit distilled to the point of being 80-95% ABV… Continue!

Pine Barrens American Single Malt Whisky Review

Pine Barrens American Single Malt Whisky Review

Pine Barrens American Single Malt Whisky is another addition to the list of whiskeys that have been distilled from finished beer. In this particular case the beer at hand is the Old Howling Bastard which is brewed by Blue Point Brewing in Patchogue, NY. Old Howling Bastard is an American barleywine that clocks in at… Continue!

Corsair Oatrage Review

Corsair Oatrage Review

Corsair Oatrage joins the Corsair Quinoa and Corsair Triple Smoke in my trinity of favorite, not-too-difficult-to-find (at least in LA), Corsair whiskeys. Made from a combination of oats, 6 row malt & coffee malt this unique little whiskey stands head and shoulders above its closest competitor the High West Valley Tan which is is a… Continue!

Corsair Triple Smoke Review

Corsair Triple Smoke Review

Corsair Triple Smoke is among my favorite Corsair whiskeys. Like almost everything else they do it’s a unique and interesting take on a standard whiskey, which in this case is a single malt whiskey. Though unlike most single malts, even from Islay, it’s not just peated, it’s smoked. They start by malting 3 batches of… Continue!

Corsair Quinoa Whiskey Review

Corsair Quinoa Whiskey Review

Corsair Quinoa Whiskey is one of my three favorite whiskeys coming out of Corsair today and is a great example of Corsair’s dedication to doing things differently. Typically aged for about 5 months and made in 8 barrel batches the Corsair Quinoa Whiskey is made from 80% malted barley and 20% quinoa which begs the… Continue!

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