WhiskyCritic’s Pacific Northwest Bourbon And Whisky-A-Thon

WhiskyCritic recently had the opportunity to sample a few of the bourbons and whiskies emanating from the Pacific Northwest section of the United States and while the bourbons/whiskies present did not represent the full swath of those available in the region, there were enough to get a good, ahem, “taste” of what might be in […]

Minor Case Goes Straight With Rye

Minor Case has introduced their sherry cask-finished Straight Rye Whiskey bottled at 45% alcohol by volume [90 proof]. Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey has been aged for two years and is available for $50 per bottle.

Dillon’s Rye Gives You 100%

Dillon’s Distillers in Ontario, Canada, has released its 100% Canadian rye whisky made from 100% Ontario-grown rye grain and aged in Canadian oak casks. Dillon’s 100% Rye 1 is actually comprised of 90% unsalted rye and 10% malted rye – but no barley or corn whatsoever – and has matured for slightly over three years […]

Canadian Club Gets In The Rye Game

Iconic North American blended whiskey brand, Canadian Club, has tossed its toque in the rye whiskey game with its Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky. Canadian Club 100% Rye Whiskey has been bottled at 160% alcohol by volume [80 proof] yet is also said to offer notes of caramel, vanilla and oak. Canadian Club 100% Rye […]

Sagamore Spirit Entered In 2016 Preakness Stakes

Sagamore Spirit – new brand of rye whiskey from Kevin Plank [CEO of UnderArmour apparel brand] has been deemed as the exclusive rye whiskey for the annual running of the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the horse racing triple crown at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland on May 21, 2016. While other whiskies will […]

WhistlePig Launches Vermont-Oaked 15-Year-Old Rye

WhistlePig has launched their 15-Year-Old rye whiskey which has been aged 15 years before being finished in Vermont White Oak. Kentucky-bred oak trees – where most whiskey is aged – have fat wood rings, whereas Vermont oaks have tight wood rings, allowing more flavor and depth into the whiskey. The WhistlePig 15-Year-Old features a mash […]

Vulson Releases An Old Rhino

Vulson has released an Old Rhino Rye – a 100% organic rye whisky aged for four years. Vulson Old Rhino Rye is aged for one year in French new oak casks and then an additional three years in Cognac casks. Vulson Old Rhino Rye is then bottled at 45% alcohol content [90 proof]. Vulson Old […]

Behold! The Sagamore Spirit – A New Rye Whiskey

There is a new rye whiskey sheriff on the block and its name is Sagamore Spirit. Sagamore Spirit is the brainchild of Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, and the limestone-seeped water for the whiskey originates from his 530-acre farm, in Glyndon, Maryland, that Plank purchased in 2007 [Sagamore Farm was once owned by the famous […]