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PENNA Dutch Malt Whiskey Review

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The Pennsylvania Dutch came to America from Germany in the 17th century. This Dutch Malt Whiskey, made with traditional “Munich” style of malt, is a fitting tribute to those early pioneers whose rich traditions and enduring legacy still lives on today. Some of the first whiskey distilled in America hailed from this storied region, where what we ate and drank relied on what we planted and harvested. We’ve sourced our two-row barley from Deer Creek Malt House in Chester County, PA, for a depth of flavor only possible using traditional floor malting techniques.

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Boondocks American Whiskey Cask Strength Review

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Boondocks American Whiskey Cask Strength 127 Proof has distinctive aromas of rich caramel and vanilla. A robust and pleasantly aggressive palate is highlighted by fall spices and oak that leaves a long-lasting finish. This expression received a Gold Medal/91 Points in the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2016 and Best of Category in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2016.

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Boondocks American Whiskey Review

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Aged for 11 years in American white oak barrel in Kentucky, Boondocks American Whiskey 95 Proof is made from corn, rye, and malt. Light in color but rich, nuanced and complex, fruitiness and exotic spices enhance some of the subtler aromatic characteristics like the toasted marshmallow oak barrel notes. Mouthfeel is creamy and buttery with a long, pleasant finish. Overall, the whiskey is spicy and warm but does not burn and is sweet like cotton candy.

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Outryder Straight American Whiskey Review

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A straight American whiskey with higher rye content than our Small Batch Bourbon, but short of a true rye whiskey. Different and great. Perfect for sipping or making cocktails.
It’s crafted from two distinct mash bills distilled in November of 2011. The first mash bill contains 48% winter rye, 40% corn, and 12% malted barley and the second reflects a traditional bourbon mash bill of 68% corn, 20% winter rye, and 12% malted barley. In keeping with Wyoming Whiskey’s tradition, these grains are all non-GMO and grown in Byron, Wyoming by Rageth Farms.

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Smooth Ambler Old Scout American Whiskey Review

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Following in the footsteps of Michter’s, Willett and others, West Virginia’s Smooth Ambler Spirits built a cult following by sourcing some of the tastiest whiskey on the planet. Appropriately called “Old Scout” (SAOS), the bottles could be counted on for their quality, and they have taken home some prestigious awards. Unfortunately, given the current bourbon climate, the sourced Old Scout bottles were swallowed up so fast that the folks at Smooth Ambler were sadly forced to discontinue their standard 99 proof rye and bourbon Old Scout releases.

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High West Campfire Whiskey Review

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If you’re anything like me, you enjoy a wide variety of whiskeys. You might favor a particular style, but you occasionally dip your tastebuds in other styles. Personally, I prefer bourbon, especially those with a higher rye content; that probably explains why I love a good rye whiskey as well. So what happens when you blend bourbon, rye, and Scotch whiskeys into one?

High West Distillery in Park City, Utah decided to find out and created High West Campfire Whiskey.

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Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection 1838 White Corn Review

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Woodford Reserve’s latest Master’s Collection expression, its 10th such annual release, is the 1838 Style White Corn. With a limited release of only 30,000 bottles worldwide, the WRMC hit shelves in select markets in November 2015. Master Distiller Chris Morris, via Woodford Reserve, says the 1838 Style White Corn is meant to pay homage to Oscar Pepper and James Crow, who used the more readily available white corn in their mashbill. Pepper and Crow worked their magic over 160 years ago at the same location in Versailles, Kentucky, where Woodford Reserve is distilled today. 1838 Style White Corn uses the …

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Tincup American Whiskey Review

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Whiskeys from out west have been hitting the market and getting good reviews more and more over the past few years. High West, Breckenridge Distillery, Templeton, and Ranger Creek have all been proving that you don’t have to be from Kentucky to know good and make good bourbon. Tincup American Whiskey from Colorado seems to be looking to join those making news from West of the Mississippi. Jess Graber is the man behind Tincup. In researching this whiskey I learned that Graber is the co-founder of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey which is made in small batches in Denver. I have never had Stranahan’s but the small batch nature of the whiskey means that it is expensive and harder to come by. Right now it isn’t available outside of Colorado. (Update: Tincup Whiskey should now also be available in CA, IL, IN, NY, and TX.) Tincup Whiskey is a separate brand from Stranahan’s, (although they are both actually owned by Proximo who also owns Kraken, Jose Cuevro,and 1800), but knowing about this back story helped me make sense of Tincup and how it came to be.