O’Begley Dubh Reserve Whiskey

O’Begley Distillery is a small outfit located in Pittsford, N.Y. The selection for review, O’Begley Dubh Reserve Whiskey, was given to me as a gift by my mother. She picked up a bottle at the Flour City Market while visiting family in Rochester. According to the O’Begley Website, the distillation of their spirit is conducted…

Wigle begets Threadbare

Pittsburgh-based small-volume distillery Wigle Whiskey is expanding its operations into a third facility. The new venture, which will be called Threadbare, will delve into the world of mead and hard apple cider. Jill Steiner, Director of Events and Public Relations at Wigle, said that the seven-figure investment was spawned out of research into Johnny Appleseed….

Kilchoman 10 Year Anniversary

Kilchoman Single Malt Scotch Whisky held a 10 Year Anniversary Celebration at Jack Rose Saloon in Washington, DC on Oct. 21. Launched in 2005, the Islay distillery is one of the smallest in Scotland. But that didn’t stop them from offering about 20 different expressions for attendees to sample. Walking through the door, participants received…

Wigle releases Straight Whiskey line

Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey recently released a pair of straight whiskey expressions. Wigle Straight Rye Whiskey and Wigle Straight Wheat Whiskey are each sold in 750 ML size bottles, come with a 3-year age statement and were matured in standard 55-gallon sized barrels. By law, “Straight” whiskies are made from at least 51% of the predominant…

Inside One Eight Distillery

  One Eight runs its distilling operations Monday through Friday and hosts guest tours on Saturday. I tagged along for one of the weekend tours. The name One Eight refers to Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, which established the nation’s capital. The stills made their first runs December 2015, so they had only been operating a…