Cleveland Whiskey Black Reserve Bourbon Review

Cleveland Whiskey Black Reserve Bourbon

It’s new, it’s mysterious and it’s causing quite the ruckus in the whiskey community. Introducing the latest Ohio based Bourbon – Cleveland Whiskey’s Black Reserve Bourbon. By definition this new spirit meets the technical standards to be called Bourbon but that’s about the only thing standard about their secret process. I’ve written earlier articles explaining…

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Breuckelen Distilling 77 Wheat Whiskey Review

Breuckelen Distilling 77 Wheat Whiskey

By now you should know that I’m a sucker for single grain whiskeys so of course my interest was peaked when I learned of this 100% Wheat Whiskey by Breuckelen Distilling. Like a lot of craft distillers this is a small operation and everything from milling the grains to the bottling takes place in their…

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Whiskey Terms and Definitions from A-Z

A-Z Whiskey Terms

While drinking whiskey is easy, remembering all the different terms and definitions to discuss and define whiskey can be a more daunting effort. To help alleviate any confusion and help shed some light on some of the stranger terms we whiskey enthusiasts use I put together a a comprehensive list from letter A to Z…

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Few Spirits Bourbon Whiskey Review

Few Spirits Bourbon Review

I can’t remember exactly where I first heard about Few Spirits Bourbon but I do know that this bottle has been popping up on everyone’s radar the past few months. Maybe it’s the unique bottle and label design (which pays homage to the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893) or their claim to be the 1st…

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Whiskey Cocktail Recipes For Non-Whiskey Drinkers

Sazerac Whiskey Cocktail

I’ve seen this look before… The grimacing smile on the face of someone who just asked me for a whiskey recommendation, took a big gulp and is now trying to appease me by pretending the taste is what he or she was expecting. Questions begin to race through my mind… Did I suggest a bad…

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Whiskey Review: Redbreast 12yr Irish Whiskey

Redbreast Irish Whiskey 12yr Review

Confession… My experience with Irish Whiskey doesn’t expand much further then faded memories of an old friend that liked to order shots of Jamison at the bar and enjoying a few nice Jamison and Ginger Ales during the warm summer evenings. Basically, it hasn’t seemed commonplace to order up an Irish Whiskey on it’s merits…

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Best Whiskeys of 2012 – A Year of Trying and Buying.

2012 Whiskey Favorites

2012 was a huge year for WWR and for trying and buying Whiskey, Bourbon and Scotch at every turn. Between traveling for my day job and vacation I was able to experience a lot of great (and not so great) Whiskey, Whiskey Bars and Distilleries. While I don’t have an exact figure for the amount…

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WhipperSnapper – Oregon Spirit Whiskey Review

WhipperSnapper - Oregon Spirit Whiskey

Made by Ransom Spirits in Sheridan Oregon this isn’t your everyday bottle of whiskey. Everything from the name of the distillery (a reference to the cost of being self-employed) to it’s production process that utilizes aspects of making bourbon, scotch, irish whiskey, and dutch corenwyn are a bit unconventional. Whipper Snapper is made from 79%…

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Whiskey or Whisky – Let’s Talk History.

These days it seems just about anything can pass grammatically – from shorthand text messages to new acronyms popping up daily (YOLO anyone?) but for serious whisk(e)y drinkers the words just aren’t interchangeable and represent entirely different spirits. While there are rumors surrounding the Irish or the Americans adding the “E” in an attempt to…

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Lions’ Pride Dark Oat Whiskey Review

Lions Pride Dark Oat Whiskey - Koval Distillery

I’m sure some of you are looking at the title and wondering if the word “Oat” is a typo or if I’m making this bottle up but rest assured it’s real and really made of 100% Oat. Made by the Chicago based craft distiller “Koval” this Dark Oat Whiskey is one of 5 single grain…

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