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Tom’s Foolery Cask Strength Rye Review

Tom’s Foolery Cask Strength Rye Review

This Tom’s Foolery Cask Strength Rye is/was (depending on when you read this) a single barrel pick for K&L here in Hollywood and like everything else Tom’s Foolery does it’s great. They didn’t take any shortcuts in making this 100% rye whiskey, including in what details they give you about the whiskey on their site.… Continue!

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Redemption 10 Year Barrel Proof Rye Review

Redemption 10 Year Barrel Proof Rye Review

Redemption 10 Year Barrel Proof Rye is not a complicated product to speak about; it’s MGP’s famous 95/5 rye mash aged for 10 years and delivered without any chill-filtration or water added. In Redemption’s Words: Redemption 10 Year Barrel Proof Rye “Tasting Notes: On the nose, aromas of dark caramel, molasses, and vanilla settle over… Continue!

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Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye Review

Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye Review

Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye is an amalgamation of liquor from multiple areas and in the way it’s assembled makes me think of the Alberta Dark Rye but with the ratios swapped a bit. The ADR is mostly Alberta with some Jim Beam and sherry (a fortified wine) added to it, but the Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye… Continue!

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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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