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How Westland Distilling Found Its Seattle Single Malt Style

There’s no question Scotland produces much of the world’s finest whisky stocks. For this reason, there’s little incentive for the industry to evolve; it can…


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Meet Larry Forrest: The Legend Of Ghost Hollow

Sure whiskey is delicious. But drinking great whiskey for a worthy cause tastes even sweeter. Just ask Larry Forrest of Ghost Hollow.


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SPIRITS WE LOVE: Six Sexy Must Try Vodkas For Fall

Despite what they say, no two vodkas are created equal.


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QUICK SHOT! Barleycorn’s Two Minute Guide To What’s New In Spirits

This week alone, we’ve got a sleek new tequila, a rustic pair of mezcals, and perhaps the prettiest gin we’ve ever seen. Meanwhile, Elvis fans will be lining…


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Whiskey Class Part II: Why Proof Matters

Today, author, educator, and Barleycorn contributor Robin Robinson explores how proof, a spirit's alcohol content by volume, affects a whiskey's flavor.


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Barbecue In A Bottle: Smoked Grains Create Unique Flavors In American Whiskeys

Smoky whiskey usually calls to mind the heavily peated single malts of Islay, but there’s a whole host of other smoke sources being used in American craft…


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Quick Shot! Barleycorn’s Two Minute Guide To What’s New In Spirits

We compile the best new spirits and liquor news, so you don’t have to.


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Five Things You Probably Don’t Know About Old Overholt Rye

Many a savvy whiskey aficionado probably knows Old Overholt is classic American rye.


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SPIRITS WE LOVE: Five Must Try Double Gold Ryes

Our expert judging panel discovered many new favorite bottles during the blind tasting at the Spring 2021 John Barleycorn International Spirits competition.…


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