Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

Review: Deanston Tequila Cask Finish 15 Years Old

By Christopher Null | March 1, 2024 |

Scotch casks tend to make it to Mexico for use in tequila. The other way around… not so much. Deanston Distillery mixes that up with this 15 year old — blending “the essence of the Scottish and Mexican Highlands.” The whisky starts out spending 13 years in traditional Oak hogsheads before being finished for 2…

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Review: Still Austin Bottled in Bond Bourbons – Blue Corn and High Rye

By Christopher Null | February 29, 2024 |

Still Austin‘s bonded expressions continue to arrive at a healthy clip. Today we’re looking at a pair of recent releases, a high-rye offering and one built around exotic blue corn. These are the second and third releases in Still Austin’s ongoing Bottled in Bond series. Both are of course 100 proof. Still Austin Bottled in…

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Review: Old Elk Cigar Cut Island Blend and Infinity Blend 2023

By Christopher Null | February 27, 2024 |

Old Elk recently (that is, at the end of 2023) released a pair of its big blends, both incredibly complex whiskeys that draw from a range of mashbills and finishing styles, all whipped up into a frenzy. We’ve got them both covered here — including the Cigar Cut and Infinity Blend, both in their 2023…

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Review: Belvedere 10 Vodka

By Christopher Null | February 26, 2024 |

Ready for a new ultra-ultra-premium vodka? Check out Belvedere 10, “an all-new luxury vodka of true liquid brilliance.” The vodka is distilled from organic diamond rye grown on a single field in Poland and is rested for 10 months after distillation before bottling. It’s that bottle that’s likely to draw your eye first and foremost:…

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Review: Rolling Fork Amburana Odyssey Rum

By Christopher Null | February 25, 2024 |

Rolling Fork is an indie spirits bottler that is focused on rum. Drew has looked at a few of its unique expressions in the past, and now we’re back with another limited edition release that is unlike anything else you’re likely to find on the market. The catch: Amburana oak aging. Amburana Oak is a…

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Review: 2021 Binnun Bordeaux Style Blend Judean Hills Reserve

By Christopher Null | February 24, 2024 |

This Israeli wine keeps its eye on France, offering a definitively Bordelais style wine made from a blend of 55% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 5% cabernet franc, and 3% petit verdot. The finished product is slightly sweet with notes of fresh plums and strawberry up top, but the wine settles into a groove to reveal notes…

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Review: The ImpEx Collection Edition Three – 4 Mezcal Expressions (2023 Releases)

By Christopher Null | February 23, 2024 |

Previously we brought you a look at the six indie-bottled whiskies in edition three of the ImpEx Collection — now we’re carrying on with the bottler’s first foray into mezcal. The line comprises four different expressions from two distillers, using four different subspecies of agave. Let’s get into it. The ImpEx Collection Mezcal Felipe Cortes,…

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Review: Rodney Strong Reserve Wines, 2024 Releases

By Christopher Null | February 22, 2024 |

Today we look at a trio of wines from Sonoma’s Rodney Strong — all part of its Reserve line. (You’ll recognize them by the black labels embossed with gold script.) 2021 Rodney Strong Reserve Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – Hearty and rich, with bold notes of black cherry, cola, and black tea, it’s a…

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The Top 10 Gins of 2023

By Christopher Null | February 22, 2024 |

As the weather warms up, a young man’s fancy turns of course to lighter fare, with gin one of the most essential pieces of the springtime cocktail puzzle. We sampled plenty of outstanding gins over the last year, and with this feature we profile the greatest hits of 2023. Need more picks? Check our top…

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Review: Khor Vodka – Ice and De Luxe (2024)

By Christopher Null | February 21, 2024 |

Ukraine’s Khortytsa (we reviewed the Platinum expression in 2016) is now just “Khor” — presumably an attempt to make the name easier to pronounce. Not a bad idea; I have trouble typing it, too. But Khortytsa, er, Khor, actually has three expressions, the other two of which we are finally reviewing today. Both are 80…

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