Tag: Whisky

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It’s not like this subject hasn’t been discussed before on Ricochet, but this seems like an apt weekend to bring it up again, as it’s the second weekend in July, and therefore time for the annual Whiskey Rebellion Festival in the nearby town of Washington, PA. So it’s a good excuse (not that I ever […]

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This is a cry for help.  I have recently been enjoying a touch of Scotch in the evenings.  I have not developed any particular tastes, as yet.  I see on the shelves a bewildering variety. I am aware that single malt Scotch whisky is all the rage.  I am not sure why.  It seems to […]

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The path of Scotch whisky history is said to have evolved from a Scottish drink called ‘uisge beatha‘ (a Gaelic word pronounced ISH-ka BYA-ha), or from aqua vitae, Latin for “water of life.” Over time, the word became “usky,” and eventually “whisky. … Preview Open

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The Caretaker in the Rye

 

Old-Farm-Pure-Rye_2520682bIt was the perfect crime.

John Saunders was the live-in caretaker at a western Pennsylvania mansion turned bed and breakfast. The handyman was hired to maintain the Georgian-style estate, originally built by coal magnate and whiskey aficionado J.P. Brennan.

The home’s current owner, New York model Patricia Hill, was elated to discover 100 bottles of Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey hidden under a staircase. The ultra-rare hootch dates from 1912 and was valued at $200,000. Little did Hill know that her caretaker also was a whiskey aficionado.