Tag Archives: Rye Whiskey

De Whiskykoning’s American Whiskey Tasting, 2020 edition

Every year there are lots of thematic tastings at Whiskyslijterij De Koning. I always try to participate in some, but it’s a logistical nightmare to get back home later at night. Sometimes the trip back takes three hours with lots … Continue reading

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Burnt Ends, Blended Whisk(e)y, 45%

I managed to get a sample of this through NR, who I used to be in a whisky club with, some years ago. So thanks where thanks is due! This thing is called Burnt Ends to tie in with the … Continue reading

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Willett XCF 1.0, Curacao Casks, 51.7%

Whisk(e)y is a rather static product. At the moment the marketing departments of every distillery keep blabbering on about innovation, but in the end, there is none. They do the same thing they did a hundred years ago, but by … Continue reading

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Willett 2yo, Small Batch, 55.9%

There’s two main distinctions with the Willett whiskeys: The stuff they distilled, and the stuff the bought and blended. The older ones are all bought casks from other distilleries, and these ‘Family Estate Small Batch Rye’ are from casks they … Continue reading

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Willett 8yo, Cask 1408, 58.8%

Willett is one of those American whiskey projects that blends products from elsewhere while they build their distillery. The big difference is that Willett has been around for ages and gathered lots of fame with their very old rye whiskeys … Continue reading

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4x Reservoir Distillery, by That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Reservoir Distillery is one of the thousands of micro distilleries that have popped up in the United States over the last decade or so. A lot of them are forgettable at best, but some of them are doing some very … Continue reading

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Willett, Family Estate Bottled Single Barrel Rye, cask 124, 58.7%

I have no idea why exactly, but I really love Willett. They used to release heaps of old rye whiskies, but those stocks seem to have depleted. Since a couple of years they’ve been distilling their own whiskey. Before that … Continue reading

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Roughstock Montana Straight Rye Whiskey, 45%

This second Roughstock whiskey is a 100% rye whiskey from Montana. It came third in Shai’s samples and, as the rest, it wasn’t labeled. It’s labeled as a straight rye whiskey, and there’s no age statement I can discern, so … Continue reading

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Old Hermitage Rye Whiskey Reserve, Pre-prohibition rye whiskey

I’m no buff on old American whiskey, but if I get the chance to try one I will. This, however, is only my second sample of such a dram. A couple of years back I wanted to get into bourbon … Continue reading

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Two new bottle shares!

I’ve been doing bottle shares since forever, and recently I started a group on Facebook (hidden and such) for the usual suspects of them. Those guys get first crack since they’re participating a lot and also because they’re in The … Continue reading

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