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Son’s of Liberty Spirits Company Distillery Visit

by TW Wrighton January 12, 2019
When I walked through the front door at Son’s of Liberty Spirits Company I was surprised – shocked even. I’ve been to a few other distilleries that are transitioning over to doing more cocktails and trying to create a more bar-like atmosphere to encourage visitors to come and hangout and enjoy the house-made spirits but […]

St. Augustine Distillery Visit

by TW Wrighton December 22, 2018
There were two reasons that I was in St. Augustine over the weekend. The first is that I was going to help run a weapons range which was a fund-raiser for an old friend of mine who was running for Congress. The second reason was to visit St. Augustine Distillery. Just inside the front door […]

McClintock Distilling Company, Bill Varnell’s Visit

by Bill Varnellon December 9, 2018
Bill writes- This past weekend I attended McClintock Distilling Company’s second anniversary and bourbon release party in Frederick, Maryland.  I found this craft distillery to be unique, and had a very pleasant visit. It is McClintock’s mission “To embody the innovative and creative spirit of McClintock Young and never settle for the industry standard for […]
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Cedar Ridge Silver Label “P/C Hogshead”

by Andrew Owenon December 3, 2018
Nestled within the rolling hills of farmland just west of the large urban city of Cedar Rapids sits the Cedar Ridge Distillery – a quaint and picturesque estate of two buildings, a couple small grain bins, several barrel warehouses, and rows of grape vines.  Secluded from the bustling city a few miles away and tucked […]

Seacrets Distilling Company Visit

by TW Wrighton November 26, 2018
Pulling onto 43rd Street, bayside in Ocean City brought back a lot of memories of younger years. At the end of the short street in front of me was the gilded entrance to Seacrets, the largest night club in Ocean City, Maryland, and one that I had patronized many times years ago. This huge Caribbean-themed […]

Dad’s Hat Distillery Visit

by TW Wrighton November 15, 2018
It was one of those rains that has everyone on the turnpike pulling over to the shoulder of the road, but we had to press on. I had made arrangements to visit Mountain Laurel Distillery and we were running late. The rain broke just as were turned into the parking lot of the old industrial […]
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Woodford Reserve Straight Malt Whiskey

by Andrew Owenon July 2, 2018
Brown-Forman’s relatively small and eclectic Woodford Reserve Distillery has built its reputation on innovation.  Situated in the country side of Versailles, Kentucky, Woodford distills using only copper pot stills rather than the large column stills typically employed for producing almost all of America’s bourbon.  Woodford commonly experiments with different cask finishes, wood types, grain variants, […]

New Whiskey Watch: Old Forester Kentucky Straight Rye

by Andrew Owenon April 28, 2018
Brown-Forman (Old Forester’s parent company) recently submitted a label for a new Old Forester Kentucky straight rye whiskey to the TTB for approval (see the image above, taken straight from the TTB website).  Remember, just because a label is submitted to the TTB for approval, there is no guarantee that the whiskey will be released, […]

New Bourbon Alert: Booker’s 30th Anniversary

by Andrew Owenon April 20, 2018
The TTB recently approved a label submitted by Beam-Suntory for Booker’s 30th Anniversary Bourbon (see the picture above, taken directly from the TTB website .  Carrying a 16 year age statement, this batch of Booker’s would be more than twice as old as regular Booker’s batches, and 5 years older than the previous oldest release, Booker’s […]
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Old Overholt Bonded Review

by Andrew Owenon April 18, 2018
Old Overholt has been around for a long time.  And I mean a long time.  Like so many modern Kentucky rye whiskeys (such as Rittenhouse, Michter’s, and Pikesville), Old Overholt was initially a rye whiskey produced in the New England area during the period between the late 18th century and Prohibition when Pennsylvania and Maryland rye dominated […]