All posts by David J. Montgomery

Sazerac’s Tennessee Whiskey Distillery Begins Operations

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On July 5, 2017, at a yet-to-be-named distillery in Newport, Tennessee, Sazerac launched a new chapter in the history of this storied company. Master Distiller John Lunn and Distiller Allisa Henley filled the distillery’s first barrels with new-make Tennessee Whiskey. Nobody’s going to be drinking this whiskey for years. (How long has yet to be … Read more

Jim Murray’s World Whisky of the Year (2017)

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Whisky connoisseur Jim Murray has released the winners from his 2017 edition of the Whisky Bible. Last year’s choice was a controversial one — Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye — as was the year before that: Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013. Murray’s selection for 2017 will no doubt raise some eyebrows as well, as he named Booker’s Rye 13 Year … Read more