Category Archives: – Rye Whiskey

Distillery 291 “Colorado Rye Whiskey”, 50.8%

This single barrel is a bit of an oddity in my book. A distillery I’ve never heard of selling single barrel rye whisky at pretty steep prices. Or at least, in Europe the bottles go for pretty steep prices. This … Continue reading

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More Jack Daniel’s than I’ve ever had before

What always strikes me as interesting is that some distilleries or brands are most famous for an entry level drink, which is utter crap compared to everything that comes after. As in, Johnnie Walker is a pretty solid brand, but … Continue reading

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Yellow Rose Rye Whiskey, 45%

I’ve only had one earlier sip of a Yellow Rose whisky from Texas, and that one I didn’t like. However, that was a bourbon and this is a rye whisky, so things might be different. Yellow Rose is the first … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Door Straight Rye Whiskey, Toasted oak cigar barrels, 43%

Right. Toasted Oak Cigar Barrels. They don’t really disclose what this means on the website, apart from the barrels being air dried in the Vosges region of France. This is remarkable for two reasons: Why would they dry casks in … Continue reading

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The ‘end of the year tasting’ by Whisky4All

Eight different American whiskies on a Sunday afternoon, right between Christmas and New Year. Sounds good to me! Especially when Norbert of Whisky4All organizes it, since I’ve not had any disappointing tastings with him. Sure, there was some money involved, … Continue reading

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4 x Woodford Reserve: Bourbon, Wheat, Rye and Double Oak

With the recent upsurge in bourbon consumption and appreciation, I thought it was a good idea to not just rank them individually without any background, or basis. With that, it sounded like a good idea to do a bottle-share of … Continue reading

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Russell’s Reserve 6yo, 45% – Wild Turkey Rye Whiskey

The Russell’s Reserve series started when Jimmy Russell selected some barrels to be released in rather limited batches some years ago. Currently his son Eddie Russell is involved too. These two stalwarts of Wild Turkey Distillery have been around forever … Continue reading

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Lux Row Whiskey Twitter Tasting

Last Wednesday I participated in a Twitter Tasting hosted by Steve Rush and Lux Row Whiskey, combined with a PR agency which didn’t participate in the tasting. I had been ages since I participated in such a tasting. At some … Continue reading

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Online Tasting: The Night Time is the Rye Time II, by Whisky4All / Norbert Tebarts

This guy, Norbert, seems to be on a roll with all his tastings. He’s doing mostly American whiskey but I’ve seem other tastings being announced too. I’ve not looked too closely, since my sample stash is quite rapidly responding, contrary … Continue reading

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Online tasting: USA Hidden Gems, by Whisky4All / Norbert Tebarts

Ok, so I lied. I am doing more reviews of American whiskey after all. Mostly because when I wrote the previous post, I didn’t know I could join this tasting. I wanted to get in when it was sold out, … Continue reading

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