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EH Taylor Rye Review

EH Taylor Rye Review

EH Taylor Rye is a creation of the venerable distillery Buffalo Trace and as far as decently priced sipping ryes go, it’s not too shabby. I think the price is a tad high, but given the popularity and scarcity of aged rye, it’s really not too terrible. Also being a bonded product, keep in mind… Continue!

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Sonoma Cherrywood Rye Review

Sonoma Cherrywood Rye Review

Sonoma Cherrywood Rye is distilled here in California up in Sonoma County. As one of the early and well-known players in the craft whiskey scene here in the Golden State I’ve had my eye on them for a while. They’re a scrappy little shop that started small and has remained so, but I have to wonder… Continue!

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Basil Hayden’s Rye Review

Basil Hayden’s Rye Review

Basil Hayden’s Rye is the latest new / special release from Jim Beam and, unlike the Booker’s Rye, it utilizes their traditional rye mashbill. A mashbill they keep secret, but is thought to be just barely over 51% rye. It’s the same basic rye whiskey that’s in the Knob Creek Rye and the Jim Beam… Continue!

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Whistlepig Farmstock Rye Review

Whistlepig Farmstock Rye Review

Whistlepig Farmstock Rye is the first major market release WhistlePig has put out, though it’s not entirely their own whiskey. It’s a blend of their own young and rough spirit with some mid-range aged Canadian rye and some older Canadian rye. It’s a scenario that High West has managed to pull off quite well in… Continue!

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Minor Case Rye Review

Minor Case Rye Review

Minor Case Rye is a two-year-old MGP rye whiskey (95/5) that’s been finished in sherry casks to round out the rough edges and give it a different kind of sweetness and spice that’s not normally found in a 2 year rye. In Limestone Branch’s Words: Minor Case Rye “In our release, Minor Case Whiskey, we… Continue!

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S.P. Lancaster Medicinal Pint Review

S.P. Lancaster Medicinal Pint Review

There isn’t a lot of information online about the S.P. Lancaster Medicinal Pint or the distillery it came from so I don’t actually have a lot to say up here. In-fact the only information I have is that the Lancaster distillery was built in 1881 near Bardstown, KY and was never re-opened after prohibition. A… Continue!

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Smooth Ambler Rye Review

Smooth Ambler Rye Review

Smooth Ambler Rye is a rye whiskey sourced from the venerable MGP distillery that produces the whiskey used by numerous NDPs like Smooth Ambler, High West, Willett, George Dickel, Bulleit and Templeton. The biggest difference between all of these large brands being that everyone except Templeton releases the MGP whiskey without any additives. In Old… Continue!

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Ezra Brooks Rye Review

Ezra Brooks Rye Review

Ezra Brooks Rye is a new rye whiskey label brought to the market by Luxco and sourced from MGP of Indiana. It’s an extension of the Ezra Brooks line which is owned by Luxco and distributed nationally. It also comes in quite an attractive bottle and label. In Luxco’s Words: Ezra Brooks Rye “Ezra Brooks… Continue!

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Knob Creek Rye Review

Knob Creek Rye Review

Knob Creek Rye is a higher proofed version of the regular Jim Beam Prohibition Rye or Old Overholt and is supposedly aged a bit longer. Like the Knob Creek Bourbon, the casks for the Knob Creek Rye are sourced from the prime locations of the warehouse. These factors of barrel location, proof and supposed longer… Continue!

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High West Double Rye Boulevardier Finish Review

High West Double Rye Boulevardier Finish Review

This High West Double Rye Boulevardier Finish comes from High West’s Barrel Select program where bars, restaurants, liquor stores and even private groups get to pick their own barrel of whiskey. This particular barrel was picked by Nasa Liquor in Texas. I’ve had several of their picks over the last year or so and I… Continue!

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