Tag Archives: Rye

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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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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American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation’s Favorite Spirit – Clay Risen

It’s been a while since I did a book review. I’ve been reading a lot less compared to last year. That is partially so since I generally am too tired to stay awake and read, so I watch TV instead. … Continue reading

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Wrapping up the FEW bottle-share

Late last year I set the first steps in doing a FEW Spirits bottle-share. I got interested in the distillery after reading a lot of positive reviews of their spirits. I wanted to know for myself since most of those … Continue reading

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Distilled – Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley

The guys at the Cask Strength whisky blog have been making a name for themselves for the last couple of years or so. The started bottling whisky, their blog went professional and now they’ve also got a book out. Let’s start … Continue reading

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Bottle-share: FEW Spirits Distillery from Evanston, Illinois

An extra post in the whisky onslaught of the Blind Tasting Competition to get some booze sent out before the new year! In good tradition I’m doing another Bottle-share of American stuff. I wanted to say whiskey, but in this … Continue reading

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Bottoms Up!

Tonight a couple of friends and I are going to try and get my open-bottle-count down somewhat. Since I’ve been trying to do this on my own last year I found that a) it doesn’t work that well, and b) … Continue reading

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Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 Year Old Rye Whiskey, 49.5%

The other Smooth Ambler whiskey from the bottle-share and the last post in the series for a bit. It’s an ‘Old Scout’ which means they sourced the whiskey elsewhere. In this case it’s a rye whiskey with 95% rye, and … Continue reading

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High West Campfire, 46%

High West distillery in Utah has been distilling for a couple of years now, but apart from their ‘Silver’ series, all the whiskey they have released so far has been sourced elsewhere. My review on High West, some of their … Continue reading

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