Tag Archive: rye

Jul 13

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye – Review

Crown Royal Northern Harvest 90% Rye Whisky 90 Proof Price Point: $25 – $35 for 750 ML Distiller: The Crown Royal Distilling Company Background Third try’s the charm, right?  This review marks my third Canadian whisky review in a row, a pattern that’s a first for me and likely a last.  Reviewing Canadian Club and Seagram’s …

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Nov 28

Willett Small Batch Rye Whiskey – Review

Willett Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey 111.8 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: The Willett Distillery   Background I published a review of a Willett whiskey back in August 2013.  It was their Bourbon, which was very unique and intriguing.  It seems that the Willett portfolio has become coveted among the whiskey industry, almost …

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Oct 31

WhistlePig 12 Year Old Madeira Cask Rye – Review

WhistlePig Old World 12 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey 86 Proof Price Point: $125 – $135 for 750 ML Distiller: WhistlePig Farm Background WhistlePig has taken some heat over the years.  I won’t get into the details here, as a simple Google search should satisfy your curiosity.  That being said, there’s no doubt that their whiskey is still good …

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Oct 18

Lot 40 Canadian Rye Whisky – Review

Lot No. 40 Single Copper Pot Still Canadian Rye Whisky 86 Proof Price Point: $60 – $70 for 750 ML Distiller: Pernod Ricard USA   Background Social media has granted us all access to a wealth of information, some factual and some biased.  I started seeing hype for Lot 40 Canadian Whisky about a year …

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Mar 07

McKenzie Rye Whiskey – Review

McKenzie Rye Whiskey 91 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: Finger Lakes Distilling   Background In the past year, a good friend of mine moved from Southeastern Pennsylvania to the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  Him and I have been known to share our whiskey discoveries with each other, but have …

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Jan 24

Tap 8 Canadian Rye – Review

Tap 8 Rye Sherry Finished Canadian Whisky 83 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: Tap Whisky   Background One of many hot button topics currently being debated in the whiskey world is sourcing.  Cruise over to the Bourbon Truth blog, and you’ll see that transparency is something many “distillers” (putting that word …

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Jun 07

Mini Barrel Aging Experiment (Day 98)

Mini Barrel Aging Experiment 10

After taking a brief hiatus from my experiment in order to allow my whiskey to mature without interruption, I am back at it, and trying another sample.  Today is Day 98, and the spirit in my barrel hasn’t been touched since April 12th.  Let’s get into it. This whiskey is certainly developing in its color …

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Sep 07

Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash #1 – Review

Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash #1

Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash #1 125 Proof Price Point: $10 – $20 for 375 ML Distiller: Buffalo Trace Distillery   Background Oh, how I loathe white dog (unaged) whiskeys.  Typically, I embrace different ways of experimenting with whiskey, but I simply do not understand the fascination with consuming new make spirit. Buffalo Trace White …

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May 25

Templeton Rye Whiskey – Review

Templeton Rye Whiskey

Templeton Prohibition Era Recipe Small Batch Rye Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: Templeton Rye Spirits, LLC   Background Sometimes a good whiskey is one that stands out from the rest of the pack and shows some honesty.  Many rye whiskeys are very similar to bourbons, and really do …

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May 04

Jefferson’s 10 Year Old Rye – Review

Jefferson's 10 Year Old Rye

Jefferson’s Straight Rye Whiskey Aged 10 Years 94 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: McLain & Kyne   Background First impressions can be haunting, even with whiskey.  I had my first interaction with the Jefferson’s brand way back at Whiskey Fest 2011.  I walked up to their booth and asked to …

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