Tag: rye

Book Review: Clay Risen’s “American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation’s Favorite Spirit”

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Clay Risen’s new book, American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation’s Favorite Spirit, calls bourbon “the nation’s favorite spirit.” And although it may not be the most popular — based on sales, vodka is by far the champion — a fair case can be made that he is correct and it is indeed … Read more

Buffalo Trace Distillery Announces the 2013 Antique Collection

Whisky lovers rejoice, Buffalo Trace Distillery is releasing its 2013 Antique Collection in late September. The highly anticipated collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. Here’s what ardent fans can expect: Eagle Rare 17 Year Old The previous edition of this bourbon was honored with a Gold Medal … Read more

Just in Time for the Holidays: George Dickel Rye

The George Dickel distillery, purveyors of fine Tennessee whisky, have something new up their sleeves this year: a straight rye whiskey. Although there's nothing actually Tennessean about it — the whisky is made in Indiana and bottled in Illinois — the early reports are very good. I hope to be doing a tasting soon. From Mad Men fashion to … Read more

Whiskeys from Buffalo Trace Distillery Named Best in the World

Awards should always be taken with a grain of salt. Is the film that wins the Academy Award really the best picture of the year? Was Shakespeare in Love really better than Saving Private Ryan? Although the most prestigious awards do lend some measure of objective credibility to the winners, ultimately it's still a subjective process. … Read more

Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey

I haven't tasted any of the E. H. Taylor bourbons, but this one sounds especially good. I'm going to have to see if I can find a bottle. Buffalo Trace Distillery pays homage to former Distillery owner E. H. Taylor, Jr. with a small batch, Bottled-In-Bond, 100 proof bourbon whiskey aged in Taylor’s warehouse. Taylor … Read more

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases 2012 Antique Collection

These bourbons receive almost universal acclaim each year. I haven't yet tried any, but I hope to change that soon. At long last, Buffalo Trace Distillery is releasing its 2012 Antique Collection in September. The much anticipated collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. Here’s what ardent fans … Read more

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Rye Recipe Whiskey

Exciting news about a promising new rye whiskey. Straight Rye Whiskey has experienced a strong resurgence in the American whiskey landscape, yet Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. was making this style over 100 years ago. The latest offering from Buffalo Trace Distillery pays tribute to the former Distillery owner with a small batch, Bottled-In-Bond, 100 … Read more