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Midleton Rare review: 
Winner of Gold at the 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
This whiskey is aged between 12 and 25 years, and is matured exclusively in seasoned Bourbon barrels. Midleton Very Rare was launched in 1984 to celebrate the whiskeys of the Midleton distillery, and a new vi…

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Booker's Review: "Booker'sBottled By:  James B. Beam Distilling Co. Clermont,KYTypeKentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeyAlcohol content125.6 Proof Availability US: Available Japan: Available Duty Free: Unknown Europe: Available HistoryIn 1988, Booker Noe introduced …

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Sazarac Thomas Handy

"Any crispier and the glass would shatter: hard as a diamond rye, but oh! So much more of a rare and valuable gem!

Rating 94.5"
        Jim Murray's 2009 Whiskey Bible

Bandit Review:
For the price, this is all sorts of Spice and nice!  Incredibley complex and yet affordable.  This bottle packs a …

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Leopold's Peach

Bandit Review: I am not one to usually associate fruit with my whiskey; however, I can be wrong.  One might stop and ask, "How do they cram so much peach flavor into this bottle and still have room for whiskey" after drinking from this bottle.  This is a great whiskey for aft…

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14 years old.
46% ABV
Yellow gold.
Light candle wax, with some sugar. A faint floral fragrance. Wax comes up with water - scented candle wax. Dried flowers on a beach. Later, brown sugar.
Firm, light to medium.
Pleasant mouthfeel, not as waxy as …

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How Scotch Whisky is Made...

How Whisky is made "Scotch Malt Whisky is made in pot stills from just water, barley and yeast. It is a complicated procedure but basically the traditional method is as follows. Barley is steeped in water for two or three days, which causes it to start germinating when it is then …

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How Bourbon Is Made a Little History.

Pappy Van Winkle 20yr VS. Pappy Van Winkle 23yr

   It is not often that I am left speechless....enough said!


This is the only 23 year old Kentucky Bourbon sold in the country today. There are only 3,000 bottles of this very rare 23 year old bourbon. It takes generations of distilling know-how to produce a rare, we…

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High West Rendezvous Rye Whiskey is from Utha! Review::  
       " Rendezvous Rye is a blend of a 6 year old with 95% rye, and a 17 year-old that's 80% Rye. This would put it at one of the highest rye contents on the market, possible second only to Old Potrero's 100% (which if you ask me, is just a bit much).
      The R…

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John Powers

Bandit Review:  I was extremely surprised to find that it is really hard to find a review of Powers Irish whiskey. I think that this shows how over looked this whiskey is in the states and most of the world outside of Ireland. Usually, when you type most popular whiskeys into Google you are over whe…

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John Powers, An Over looked Irish Whiskey In the United States.

"The Power's John Lane Distillery in 1886 - Click for larger size imageThe John’s Lane Distillery, founded in the year 1791 by James Power, an inn keeper from Dublin, was quite possibly the most beautiful, efficient and perfect distillery visited by Alfred Barnard in 1886 –maybe explaining why he devoted a full 6 pages in his book to it, more than for any other distil…

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Slane Castle

Bandit Review:

 My staff has gone nuts over this Irish whiskey. Slane Castle has all the smoothness of a southern Irish whiskey, with hints of vanilla and honey suckle. However, there is a hint of the spiciness and light smoke of Northern Irish whiskeys, take Bushmills for example. Every time you go …

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Bandit Review:

"A much sought-after single malt with the massive peat-smoke that's typical of southern Islay - but also offering a dryness that turns it into a truly interesting dram.
Strength: 43% ABV
Appearance: Deep amber gold.
Nose: Intense peat smoke with iodine and seaweed and a rich, deep sweet…

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Caol Ila 12yr

Bandit Review:

"Strength:43% ABV
Appearance:Pale straw.
Nose:Subdued, citric fruitiness; a whiff of bath oil and dentist's mouthwash. A fresh and appetising nose, with little or no trace of smoke. A little water raises almond oil and old-fashioned oilskins; still a fresh fruitiness (lychees?), a trace …

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Bowmore 12yr

Ardbeg 10yr

Courvosier VSOP Vs. Remy Martin VSOP

Jack Daniel's, Jack Daniel's Single Barrel, and Gentleman Jack

Tullamore Dew

George Dickel


Bandit Review:
This is a great deal for anyone looking for a great mixing Bourbon at a reasonable price.

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