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They arrived first in Tennessee, then Kentucky and now they're here in New York.  Corsair Distillery, maker of one of our all time favorites, "Triple Smoke" has an amazing new release aptly named, "Rasputin".  This whiskey had been on Corsair's experimental list for the few years.  It has now been perfected. Rasputin is made by first brewing a traditional Russian Imperial stout beer.  Then when they distill they pass the new whiskey vapors through hops, adding spicy floral notes to the big malt and chocolate flavors of the mash.  It is aged in charred oak barrels which adds vanilla and...

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catoctin, Catoctin Creek Distillery, classic rye, creek, distilled, distilling, Loudoun County, prohibition, Roundstone Rye, rye, virginia, whiskey -

Ahem….  No, we have not changed our format and gone all bakery on you.  We’re still very much a wine and spirit boutique.  So a seemingly odd question, right?  Well, it would be except for the new rye we just got in from Catoctin Creek Distillery in Virginia.On the nose and at the front of the palate, Roundstone Rye is unmistakeably a traditional, classic rye.  Then, at the back of the palate and on the finish, it delivers an absolutely delightful surprise.  The warmth of the whisky, combined with a spicy nuttiness along with a touch of vanilla evokes freshly...

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Although it has been 80 years since the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment which repealed the Eighteenth Amendment, there are many states which have only just begun producing alcohol again.The Koval distillery is the first craft distillery within Chicago’s city limits since Prohibition.  It started operation in 2008, sourcing their grains from the surrounding mid-west region, and they are certified organic and kosher.  The white Chicago whiskey and the Lion’s Pride millet are the two spirits we liked best.  However, their liqueurs are even more delicious, with the Chrysanthemum & Honey winning our hearts and palates!   Their priced at:...

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american whiskey, Ardmore, GlenDronach, highland, Irish, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, malt, scotch, scotland, scots, scottish, single malt, Speyside, whiskey, whisky -

That’s what separates the Ardmore and GlenDronach distilleries in the Highland region of Speyside, home to quite a few other distilleries as well.  Yet, the finished products offered by these two houses are so different, that they seem as if they could come from entirely different categories of whisky. GlenDronach 12 year old offers the creamy smoothness so often associated with the Speyside malts.  According to Michael Jackson, the coal-fired direct-flame stills used at GlenDronach are responsible for more pronounced caramel and toffee notes than in many other whiskies from the region.  He explains precisely why in his Complete Guide...

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Or Speyside or Campbeltown?  Or perhaps Lowland?On second thought, why choose?  At My Sherry &more, we make it easy to try them all by having whiskies from all five Scottish whisky producing regions right here under one roof.Of course, we all have a particular favorite or two, but right now we’d like to showcase 2 lesser known single malts in the $40-$60 range.Springbank Ten is matured in sherry and bourbon casks and is produced by 1 of the only 2 distilleries in Campbeltown; the Springbank Distillery.  It has a range of aromas and tastes of spices with a salty tang....

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