Review: WhistlePig “The Boss Hog X: The Commandments” Rye Whiskey 2023

There’s no more exciting time in whiskeydom than when WhistlePig drops its latest Boss Hog. Now in its tenth installment, the aggressively experimental whiskey series takes a new step into craziness, finishing its rye whiskey with truly Biblical flavors. There’s really no other option than to let WhistlePig explain The Commandments to you: A testament…

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Review: Ragged Branch Bourbon Steak Bourbon

We dug into most of the bourbon lineup from Virginia’s Ragged Branch back in 2020, but now the distillery appears to be getting into the private barrel game in a unique way. The craft distillery, a Dave Pickerel protégé, is partnering with Washington, D.C.’s Bourbon Steak, described as Chef Michael Mina’s love letter to the…

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Review: Dewar’s Double Double Aged 37 Years Old

Dewar’s Double Double Aged has long been the pinnacle of its collection, with three expressions variously aged 21, 27, and 32 years old. Now Dewar’s is upping the ante once again with the launch of Dewar’s Double Double 37 Years Old, a collection of single malts each aged independently for 37 years before finishing in…

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Review: Russell’s Reserve Bourbon Single Rickhouse Camp Nelson F

Last year Wild Turkey’s Russell’s Reserve launched a curious special edition — a bourbon produced from a single rickhouse in its Camp Nelson campus. This year, the brand is back at it, drawing this 10 year old bourbon from building F instead of C, a structure which: …sits lower than its peers on the Camp…

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Review: NA Beers of Big Drop Brewing

Based in Suffolk, England, Big Drop Brewing Co isn’t your usual across-the-pond brewing operation. And not just because they make a Mexican-style lager… but because all of their beers are non-alcoholic. (It also has operations in the U.S.; the beers reviewed below were all brewed in Illinois.) The company currently produces 7 different brews, all…

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Review: Westland Outpost Range – Colere 3 (2023)

Seattle’s Westland has dropped a series of new whiskeys over the last few years, focusing on local woods, peat, and barley strains. Colere is the single malt that explores an ever-changing series of barley varieties “bred outside the commodity system.” We somehow missed Colore 2 last year but are working overtime to see what the…

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Review: McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt Whiskey PX Cask Finished and Oloroso Cask Finished

McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt, famously the first American single malt ever produced, was bottled at just three-years-old for decades. Recently, however, the distillery appears to have started leaning hard into older stocks, releasing a six-year-old expression last year and then following that up this year with two higher proof, limited edition finished expressions, a first…

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Review: Mount Gay Single Estate Series 23_01

Mount Gay has been dropping its luxe Master Blender releases at a steady clip for years now, but this fall the Barbados-based rum operation is doing something new: Launching a new annual release called the Single Estate Series, a first of its kind rum that will feature sugar cane farmed by Mount Gay itself. In…

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