Archive for January, 2018
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Rittenhouse Rye

by Andrew Owenon January 31, 2018
Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey, like many of it’s peers, got it’s start in the birth place of American rye whiskey – Pennsylvania – but is now made in Kentucky.  With a history that even predates bourbon, Pennsylvania rye can claim to be the the United State’s first indigenous distilled spirit, but unfortunately the style has all […]

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12 Year

by Andrew Owenon January 30, 2018
Part of Glenmorangie’s “extra matured” range, Quinta Ruban is one of several whiskies in Glenmorangie’s portfolio that follows the blueprint of taking the standard 10 year old whisky aged in ex-bourbon American White Oak barrels and finishing it for a couple of years in a wine cask.  Glenmorangie has three such core range extra matured […]

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Teeling Small Batch

by Andrew Owenon January 26, 2018
While Teeling Whiskey Co. is relatively new to the Irish whiskey scene, the men behind the brand are not.  In 1989, John Teeling started the Cooley Distillery and employed his sons, Jack and Stephen.  In 2011, the distillery was sold to what is now Beam-Suntory, and as part of the sales agreement, the Teelings retained […]
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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

by Bobby Longon January 16, 2018
Here it is, the runner up for 2017’s Whiskey of the Year as chosen through popular vote by all of you!  The Elijah Craig bourbon brand was introduced by Heaven Hill Distillery in the mid-1980’s, and like so many American whiskeys, is named after some prolific historical figure who made an impact on the American […]

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Col. EH Taylor Four Grain

by Andrew Owenon January 11, 2018
  Thank you to each WBSE group member who voted in our poll for your favorite whiskey release of 2017!  With polling now closed, we’ll take time to highlight the top three vote-getters, and share our own reviews of them.  The first of the three winners chosen by you:  Col. E.H. Taylor Four Grain Bourbon. […]
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Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof

by Bobby Longon January 8, 2018
The Jack Daniel’s Distillery, residing in the otherwise small and quiet town of Lynchburg, Tennessee (population of about 6,000), has always been a sleeping giant in the American whiskey industry.  No other American distillery has the resources available to it that Jack Daniel’s does, which includes ownership of its own private cooperage.  Nevertheless, for decades […]

Comparing Glassware: Standard Glencairn vs. Canadian Glencairn

by WBSEon January 6, 2018
Glassware Comparison: Standard Glencairn vs. Canadian Glencairn I’ve been a long time believer in the Glencairn glass. For me, there’s a distinct difference in the experience when using one versus a standard rocks glass or (God forbid) a shot glass.  So I’ve been intrigued by the Canadian Glencairn glass that seems to be picking up […]