Review: Vermouth by Evie

Evie likes her martinis and she likes them dirty. To that point: Vermouth by Evie (which is part of the Veso drinks company) has the brine built right in. Served solo, the impact is less powerful than you might expect. The product slightly blurs the line between a dry and a bianco vermouth, offering a…

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Review: Brockmans Agave Cut Spirit Drink

London-based Brockmans makes a workable gin which it’s dubbed “Intensely Smooth,” and for its next trick it’s turning to our old friend tequila for inspiration. Brockmans Agave Cut is built on a backbone of “agave spirit” made in Jalisco, Mexico — which presumably is not tequila because of some aspect of its distillation and/or the…

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Review: Anderson Valley Brewing Black Light

For just about forever, “light beer” was synonymous with a thin, pale, flavorless lager. California’s Anderson Valley Brewing Company challenges that with the launch of Black Light, a low-cal beer that pours as dark as any porter you’ve ever tasted. The brewery in Boonville makes Black Light with pale two-row, chocolate, midnight wheat, and black…

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Review: Bearface Canadian Whisky Wilderness Series 01: Matsutake

Vancouver-based Bearface has launched a new whisky series called the Wilderness Series, each bottle to be aged and infused with products sourced from or inspired by the great outdoors. Up first is a version of Bearface infused with wild matsutake mushrooms — which may be a first for us. Per the company, the whiskey is…

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Review: Jeptha Creed Wheated Bourbon 6 Years Old

America is in the middle of a new golden age of whiskey. The legacy distillers will always be what they are, but America is at the point where a significant wave of craft distillers are host to whiskey at 5 years and older. It doesn’t seem that long ago that craft whiskey meant a grossly…

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Review: Watershed Straight Bourbon Uncut Unfiltered

Ohio-based Watershed Distillery has been making spirits since 2010, though this will be the first time Drinkhacker has taken a tasting tour of their bourbon. Today we have their barrel proof “Uncut Unfiltered” straight bourbon whiskey; not having experienced their staple bourbon expressions, we’re just diving into the deepest end. This release is aged for…

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Review: Wines of Sonoma-Cutrer, Early 2024 Releases

Sonoma-Cutrer’s early 2024 releases are here, as we take a fresh look at two chardonnays and a pinot noir from this Russian River Valley icon. 2021 Sonoma-Cutrer The Cutrer Chardonnay Russian River Valley – The Cutrer is always a bold experience from Sonoma-Cutrer, and this aggressive release is no different. Big notes of peach and…

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Review: Renais Reserve Familiale Gin

Renais is a luxury gin brand in the UK that’s so fancy they released a limited edition bottle featuring artwork from Emma Watson. On a recent trip to London the brand was kind enough to send me a sample of the gin — in the boring old normal person bottle, mind you — which I…

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