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About Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas turned his Kentucky upbringing and eight years as a European expat into cheese, whiskey and wine writing. Booze-wise, he owns and edits The Whiskey Reviewer and writes freelance, including authoring the book Port: Beginners Guide To Wine and contributing to Big Whiskey. When he isn’t scribbling in a bar, he is hauling a ruck in Red River Gorge.
Latest Posts | By Richard Thomas
5 Bartenders Share Their Favorite Cocktails to Cozy Up With
5 days ago

5 Bartenders Share Their Favorite Cocktails to Cozy Up With

Certain cocktails have the ability to calm and soothe our senses. We asked five bartenders their favorite cocktails to cozy up with.
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Must Mix: 4 Alternative Drinks for St. Patrick’s Day
2 weeks ago

Must Mix: 4 Alternative Drinks for St. Patrick’s Day

Far too many pubs serve the typical St. Patrick’s Day cocktail specials including Irish Coffee, Boilermakers, or Irish Car Bombs. Mix these four unusual St. Patrick’s Day cocktails this March 17th…
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5 Irish Gins to Try
3 weeks ago

5 Irish Gins to Try

If you wish to get away from the St. Patrick’s Day staples of green beer, whiskey and Irish coffees, these days Ireland has a plethora of gins to offer…
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Top 4 Single Pot Still Whiskeys to Try
4 weeks ago

Top 4 Single Pot Still Whiskeys to Try

Beyond being made in Hibernia, Irish whiskey has a handful distinguishing characteristics, things that make it distinctive from the Scotch whisky made just across the Irish Sea…
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Top 5 Barrel-Aged Gins And Genevers
3 months ago

Top 5 Barrel-Aged Gins And Genevers

Try these barrel-aged gins instead of whiskey as the base spirit in a Sazerac, Manhattan, Old Fashioned, and other classic cocktails…
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4 Ways Today’s Craft Distilleries Forgo Whiskey-Aging Time
3 months ago

4 Ways Today’s Craft Distilleries Forgo Whiskey-Aging Time

Today’s craft distilleries use innovative techniques to forgo extended whiskey-aging time. Check out these crafty methods…
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Easy Whiskey and Food Pairings for Your Holiday Dinner
3 months ago

Easy Whiskey and Food Pairings for Your Holiday Dinner

Pairing food with whiskey is as much of a thing as pairing food with wine. Chilled makes pairing food and whiskey easy…
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Five Best Barrel Proof Bourbons to Warm Your Bones This Winter
3 months ago

Five Best Barrel Proof Bourbons to Warm Your Bones This Winter

Bourbon drinkers reach for the warming, full-bodied experience offered by cask strength bourbon. Here are five to choose from…
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The Two Chicago Distilleries That Put Craft Distilling on the Map
4 months ago

The Two Chicago Distilleries That Put Craft Distilling on the Map

Chicago didn’t need Prohibition to earn its reputation as a boozy town, but it certainly helped.

Nonetheless, one thing Prohibition—America’s greatest failed experiment in social engineering—accomplished was shuttering the distilling …
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3 Newish Irish Whiskies You Need to Try
10 months ago

3 Newish Irish Whiskies You Need to Try

If you’re an Irish whiskey fan, then you need to try these three new expressions that were released within the last year…
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