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About whiskyben

I am a gamer, musician, business man, and lover of whiskey! While I have many passions, whiskey is at the forefront and I look for any opportunity to discuss and imbibe it!

The Move

If life wasn’t hectic enough, I have moved.  This move has taken me to Oahu, Hawaii.  We have been living in a hotel for the past two weeks, with two more to go until our house is move in ready … Continue reading

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Time Goes BY

Life has a way of making things difficult when we want to do the things we love, and makes us find time to do everything else when we do have time.  Such is the case with my whiskey blog and … Continue reading

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Time goes by-and I’m still trying to write!

Well everyone, I just wanted to apologize for disappearing from the blog scene!  Life has thrown me a promotion and it is eating up all the time I have to write.  I barely spend any time on the computer at … Continue reading

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Review of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Batch 29

What can I say, I’m from Colorado and I have embraced Stanahan’s Colorado Whiskey as a little piece of home I can take with me.  The story of this whiskey is a great one and while I know it well, … Continue reading

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Review of Platte Valley Corn Whiskey

In all honesty, Corn Whiskey is my least favorite whiskey spirit. I am reminded of “underage” punches or drinks made with “Everclear” and all night binge escapades! Even then, I did not care for the drink and kept clear, but … Continue reading

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Review of Maker’s Mark 45% ABV vs. Marker’s Mark 42% ABV

Wow!  What an opportunity!  I was thoroughly surprised to walk into the liquor store and see the Maker’s Mark 42% ABV sitting on the shelf!  I was sure this one was going to pass me by with the company’s quick reversal decision…just a quick blurb if … Continue reading

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Review of “Thomas H. Handy Sazerac”-2011 bottling

The resurgence of rye whiskey in the United States has been a slow climb for the drink, but in recent years it has experienced an explosion.  The Thomas H. Handy Straight Rye Whiskey, in my opinion, has reached the pinnacle of excellence in the rye whiskey category and while other … Continue reading

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Review of…Trade Whiskey…?

Is this for real?  Trade Whiskey?  Apparently so.  So what is trade whiskey?  While the history of it is not fully documented the story entails the dilution of whiskey, post civil war, by traders transporting the goods.  These traders were allowed a daily allotment of the … Continue reading

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Review of “Kane Extra” from Kenya

I am happy to have received a bottle of this product and would like to thank my good friend Sebastian Mawien for providing me this experience!  He and I worked together and have developed an appreciation for each other and a great friendship.  On one … Continue reading

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Holiday Whiskey Gift Review

This holiday season was very successful and a wonderful end to the year.  As I stated in my last post, my birthday celebration was a treasured event, but this entry is about the whiskey related items I received and a review of them. First off, … Continue reading

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