Pine Barrens American Single Malt Whisky Batch 11

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One category of whisky that is slowly emerging and is of great interest to me is American malt whisky. With the craft brewing and distilling trend over there they have the potential to bring some really interesting and unique things to the market. Sadly aside from one or two well known brands, these things can be extremely hard to find over on this side of the planet.

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Heaven Hill 20 Cadenhead’s 175th Anniversary bottling.

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I’ve been active in the whisky community on reddit for around 3 years now and it’s been a really amazing time and has put me in touch with some really great folks who share my love of spirits. Some really cool stuff has come out of it and one such thing is a bottle share we recently did of this fine stuff.

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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof – Batch 10

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Thanks to /u/nofansky for the sample via /r/ScotchSwap on reddit.

Everyone who’s ever taken an interest in bourbon has tried, or should try Heaven Hill Distillery’s Elijah Craig Small Batch. It’s fairly well aged for a bourbon and has quite a unique and complex yet mellow profile, making it a firm favourite of many a whiskey drinker.

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Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2014

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Four Roses is quite a staple brand on the bourbon market, even out here in Israel we get the regular one along with the fantastically priced Small Batch and the Single Barrel. I’ve tried all of the and found that I like the Small Batch best, I found the Single Barrels a little hit or miss, whereas the Small Batch is consistently good. What I was not aware of was that there is an annually released limited edition of the Small Batch and Single Barrel.

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Prichard’s Rye

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Originally reviewed on reddit: 08/11/15

I’d heard a bit about this one when I started exploring rye whiskies and was happy to actually try some. It’s somewhat unique in that it’s actually distilled at Prichard’s distillery in Tennessee, whereas as mentioned most American rye whiskies are sourced from a small handful of industrial distillers, and in pot stills no less.

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Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7

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Originally reviewed on reddit: 25/08/15

This was the first good rye I ever tried. Previously I’d had some bottom shelf rye whiskies (Rye isn’t a big thing in Israel or in South Africa where I grew up). I got it unexpectedly in a pack of samples and was a bit cautious due to my previous history with bad ryes. I was very pleasantly surprised and this literally opened the whole world of rye whiskies to me. This is distilled at MGP in Indiana

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