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Wayward Single Malt Whiskey

Since my home state of California isn’t typically known as a major whiskey producer, I always get excited when I come across a new California based distillery like Venus Spirits. And, it’s even better when it’s not too far from where I currently live! And, although they offer a wide variety of spirits, I was most excited to try this bottle of Wayward Single Malt Whiskey. After many years in the beer and organic food industries, Sean Venus was inspired to build Venus Spirits after falling in love with whiskey. The distillery first opened in in Santa Cruz, California in 2015 and offers many spirits that include gin, agave-based spirits […]

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Tincup American Whiskey

Tincup is a whiskey brand based in Colorado that takes inspiration from the miners of the 19th century. It is named after the mining town Tincup, and each bottle comes with a tin glass that’s modeled after the style glass miners would use to enjoy and share whiskey. Tincup American Whiskey is a blend of two whiskies which are both aged in charred oak barrels for a minimum of four years. One is a high rye bourbon that’s distilled and aged in Indiana, while the other is a single malt from Colorado. The blend is then diluted with Rocky Mountain water. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ Spirit: American Whiskey ❖ Distillery: Bottled By Tincup Whiskey in Denver […]

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10th Street California Coast Whisky

Even though I’ve tried dozens of American whiskies, not many are from distilleries outside of Kentucky and Tennessee. But, the number of distilleries is increasing as the general popularity of whisky continues to grow, and I’m excited to check out some bottles from my home state of California. And luckily, my friend had a similar idea when he gifted me this bottle of 10th Street California Coast Whisky from the San Jose based distillery, 10th Street Distillery. After completing a whisky apprenticeship in the Islay region of Scotland, engineer Virag Saksena, along with chemical engineer and old college roommate Vishal Gauri, wanted bring […]

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Michter’s American Whiskey

Since the laws about bourbon classification are so strict, many distilleries create different expressions to experiment with flavors and sell new products. One of the oldest distilleries in America did this when creating their recent product, Michter’s American Whiskey.

Michter’s legacy begins in Pennsylvania in 1753, when a mennonite farmer named John Shenk first began distilling rye whiskey. It was sold under the name Shenk’s until the the distillery was sold to Abraham Bomberger and the name changed to Bomberger’s.

Over the next century, the distillery would survive prohibition and many owner changes until then-owner, Lou Forman, came […]