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Single Grain Whiskey Explained

Now that we’ve tackled single malts and blended malts, we’re ready to discuss single grain whiskey. These whiskeys can be made anywhere in the world, …

Unexpected Whiskey Barrel Finishes

Whoever said, “it’s not how you start, but how you finish,” must surely have been a whiskey drinker. At the risk of ignoring the distillate itself, …

Whiskey Finished in Fortified Wine 101

Whiskeys finished in wine barrels is a thing right now. Wine is a huge category, so the types of barrels that can be procured for whiskey aging are …

Whiskey Finished in Still Wine 101

We have discussed whiskey finished in fortified wine casks. This time it’s all about using still wine barrels in the whiskey maturation process.<p>Still …

Celebrate Canada Day With These Great Canadian Whiskies

Canadian whisky is everywhere, though you might not know it. Masterfully crafted whiskey brands like New York’s Cooper Spirits, Sonoma County’s 35 Maple Street, and even the much lauded Whistlepig often source stock from whisky made in Canada — most often the famed Alberta Distillery. So, the …

10 Best American Craft Whiskies For Father's Day

American distilleries, American <i>craft</i> distilleries, are popping up everywhere, like mushrooms in the damp fall.<p>There were only 204 in America in 2010 according to DISCUS, the Distilled Spirits Council of America, but the number had grown to 1,315 by August 2016 with approximately a further 700 …

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The 25 Most Important Bourbons Ever Made

If you asked a spirits expert a quarter century ago to name the most important bourbons ever made, they might have wondered whether America’s …

Whiskey

The Best Whiskeys in Every State Right Now

And the 10 best in the entire country.<p>A whole lot of people think bourbon can only <i>legally</i> be made in Kentucky. That's not true. But the oft-repeated myth shows how indelible the relationship between Kentucky and bourbon is, a relationship that dates back to Alexander Hamilton and a despised whiskey …

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Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

A new international tour company encourages travelers to unplug.<p>12 min ago12:07 p.m. March 20, 2018<p>New biography reveals that the soon-to-be-wed …

Is Whiskey Good For the Environment?

Have you ever, while swirling your favorite dram, looked at it lovingly and wondered, “to what extent is this stuff contributing to the slow …

The Only Thing That Really Matters When Buying Bourbon

If you walk into a liquor store and feel overwhelmed by the variety of bourbons on the shelf, it's no surprise. It seems everybody's getting on the …

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Why The Experimental 6-Grain Bourbon from Buffalo Trace is Good for American Whiskey

Do the Stitzels Get Too Much Credit for Modern Wheated Bourbon?

The term ‘wheated bourbon’ describes a bourbon that uses wheat instead of the more popular rye as its flavor grain. As a bourbon it is still mostly …

How Jameson Distillery Is Creating More Than 300,000 Experiences To Reach Millennial Consumers

From my research into the millennial generation, I know that these consumers often value experiences over material things. In fact, three in four millennials would rather pay for an experience than a product. This has helped fuel the experience economy we live in. As a result, there is a new …

Customer Experience

Whiskeys Made From Experimental Grains

10<p>83<p>Vanilla & Sweet<p>This barely aged (five minutes is barely aged) whiskey is comprised of a mash bill of 85% oats and 15% malted barley. They use …

Single malts' growing value

Heather Nelson is the Second Woman Ever to Open Her Own Distillery in Scotland

She'll be making whisky in May.<p>As the first woman to open a whisky distillery in Scotland in 200 years, Heather Nelson is breaking barriers in her …

Can You Really Make Whiskey From Old Bagels?

America is becoming the Wild West of whiskey, with distillers ginning up ever more creative spirits that defy categorization.<p>Like many people I know, …

Scotch whisky faces stiff competition from international brands

A reminder of the competition Scotch whisky faces from international distillers was given this week as global sales of Irish whiskey outstripped …

Scotch Whisky

'We're making whiskey for wine drinkers, not just something to get s**tfaced with'

Image: Waterford Distillery<p>Image: Waterford Distillery<p>THE COMPANY BEHIND Waterford Distillery has secured €20 million to fund the next part of its …

6 Blended Scotch Whiskies That Will Delight Single Malt Drinkers

These blends of rare old malt and grain whiskies elevate the art of blending to new heights…<p>In the world of Scotch , single malts—whiskies distilled …

Jameson’s Head Distiller Wants Us All To Love Irish Whiskey

Irish whiskey is the grandaddy of all whiskeys worldwide. It’s arguably the oldest form of the spirit and was instrumental in the birth of American whiskeys and bourbon. Unfortunately, over the course of the 20th century, Irish whiskey took a couple hard hits thanks to spiteful British trade …

You Can Thank Blended Scotch for Your Single Malt

1 minute Read<p>It’s in vogue to be a fan of single-malt Scotch whisky. Trendy drinkers love to fetishize things that speak of a distinct place and …

PUNCH | Your Guide to American Single Malt Whiskey

The first rule of American single malt whiskey is that there is no American single malt whiskey. At least not in the eyes of the federal government. …

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Whiskey & Wood: All Barrels Are Not Created Equally

Wood ultimately accounts for somewhere in the neighborhood of 60% of a whiskey’s flavor. There are many variables at play here, including<p>The size of …

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Bill Samuels, Jr.: Innovating by Tradition

Most bourbon distilleries release new products on a regular basis, developing large portfolios or peppering the market with rare and limited …

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Nancy Fraley's Professional "Nose" Knows When the Mash Is Actually Sour

Nancy Fraley is a professional “nose” who is the owner of Nosing Services out of Berkeley, California. She is an international and domestic …

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Peaty whiskey's and why you must try them

Know what gives your Whiskey its character<p>The peat bogs of Scotland are world famous for adding loads of flavour to their whiskeys. Essentially, they …

Bottled-in-Bond Whiskey: Why It's Best for Cocktails

American food and wine is sometimes criticized by Old World Europeans for its tendency to blend techniques and tastes to create unique variations on …

5 Rules for Drinking Japanese Whisky

Japanese whisky has gone from a little-known niche category reserved for hard-core <b>whiskey</b> geeks to one of the most highly sought-after spirit types …