Old Forester Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

There will be a time and a place for delving deeper into the long history of the Old Forester brand, but this post is neither the time nor the place. Well, maybe this post is a little bit of the time and the place. Old Forester's historical claim to fame is that it was the … Continue reading Old Forester Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

Rossville Union Master Crafted Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to MGP Ingredients and Gregory White PR for the sample. It will shock most of you to learn that the Rossville Union Master Crafted Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey differs from the Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey in alcoholic strength. Yes, I know, please...try to control yourselves. The latter rye whiskey from MGP was bottled … Continue reading Rossville Union Master Crafted Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to MGP and Gregory+Vine PR for the sample. It's a well-known fact that Midwest Grain Products of Indiana (MGP) formerly known as Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana (LDI), formerly known as the Jos. E. Seagram Lawrenceburg Plant, is responsible for a great many whiskeys one sees out on the shelves. They have been providing some very … Continue reading Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

Tattersall Distilling Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Tattersall Distilling and Steve Gill for the sample and information. The inspiration for Tattersall Distilling's Straight Rye Whiskey is the nearly extinct Monongahela Rye style that begin life in the late 1700's along the Monongahela River in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Monongahela style was defined by its heavy use of rye, a crop … Continue reading Tattersall Distilling Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

Back in 2012, Wild Turkey and parent company Campari announced that stocks of the beloved, high-quality, low-cost Wild Turkey 101 Rye were running low and the expression was to be heavily allocated. Predictably, it didn't take long for pretty much all of the 101 Rye to disappear. I have first hand knowledge of this because … Continue reading Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Common Ground PR and Limestone Branch Distillery for the sample. One could say that there really is no overstating the importance and influence the Beam family has had on the bourbon industry. That, of course, would be overstating things, but not by much. Jacob Beam and his sons married powerful, brave women … Continue reading Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

Rabbit Hole Distilling Kentucky Straight Rye – Review

*Sincere thanks to Rabbit Hole Distilling for the sample. Rabbit Hole Distilling's Kentucky Straight Rye, like their Kentucky Straight Bourbon, was contract distilled reportedly by New Riff Distilling. Sure, sure, that in and of itself isn't super exciting, but what if I told you the mashbill for this rye was 95% rye and 5% malted barley. … Continue reading Rabbit Hole Distilling Kentucky Straight Rye – Review

Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey, Buffalo Trace 2016 Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! The youngster of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. Aside from the barrels being plucked from different locations, and a couple of months of aging, the main difference between this years Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey and those of the last couple of … Continue reading Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey, Buffalo Trace 2016 Antique Collection – Review

Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey, Buffalo Trace 2013 Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! For more thrilling, death-defying background/historical info on Thomas H. Handy, feel free to check out my review of the 2011 release. The 2013 release of the Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey is, like previous editions, the youngster of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, being … Continue reading Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey, Buffalo Trace 2013 Antique Collection – Review

Anchor Distilling’s Old Potrero 18th Century Spirit – Review

Finally, a chance to write about the history of a place I've actually spent a fair amount of time in! The "Portrero" in Anchor Distilling's Old Potrero 18th Century Spirit refers to the area/neighborhood on the east side of San Francisco where the Anchor Brewery and Distillery currently resides. Today, it's referred to as Potrero Hill, … Continue reading Anchor Distilling’s Old Potrero 18th Century Spirit – Review