Frank Dobbins

Frank Dobbins is a writer for Drinkhacker.

Jack Daniel's Sherry Finished American Single Malt

Review: Jack Daniel’s American Single Malt Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks

By Frank Dobbins | November 29, 2022 |

The American Single Malt market has been exploding in recent years in a trend that was acknowledged back in July of this year by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) when they officially agreed to recognize the unique category. Well, now Jack Daniel’s is joining the fray as they just unveiled their…

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Humboldt Distillery Apple Brandy Bottle with apples

Review: Humboldt Distillery Organic Apple Brandy

By Frank Dobbins | November 24, 2022 |

Humboldt Distillery is bringing the spirit of California to the wider spirits world. By prioritizing local and organic ingredients, their aim is to both capture the beauty of their local community and remain ever-mindful of their environmental impact on the world. It’s a fine mission that has already produced fine results in the form of…

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Penelope Valencia bourbon

Review: Penelope Valencia Bourbon

By Frank Dobbins | November 19, 2022 |

Penelope Bourbon has quickly become a small sensation in the American whiskey world. By taking the familiar non-distilling producer formula of sourcing whiskey and then blending or finishing it to create a new product they’ve seen great success since they got their start back in 2018. Penelope’s founders were known in the brand’s early days…

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Review: Calumet Farm Bourbon 16 Years Old Single Rack Black

By Frank Dobbins | November 19, 2022 |

Here at Drinkhacker we’ve previously covered Calumet “Single Rack Black” at 15 years old, which hit in 2021. Now, the whiskey’s a year older, and the label has been updated appropriately. At the time Monica noted two things that continue to be true – the company behind this expression isn’t very well known and offers…

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Bottle photo of El Tequileño Reposado Rare on white background

Review: El Tequileno Reposado Rare

By Frank Dobbins | November 14, 2022 |

For El Tequileño’s Reposado Rare expression the appellation “rare” is more fitting than meets the eye. By law reposados are required to be aged for less than one year, but El Tequileño circumvents these rules by maturing this limited edition tequila in a massive 25,000 liter American oak container known as a pipón for 6…

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Garrison Bros. Laguna Madre Package

Review: Garrison Brothers Laguna Madre Bourbon (2022)

By Frank Dobbins | November 4, 2022 |

Noting, as others so often do, that “everything is bigger in Texas” speaks directly to the flavor profile of most whiskeys coming out of the Lone Star State. Because of Texas’ intense heat, the influence that oak has on these whiskeys tends to be far more pronounced at a younger age than comparable products from,…

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Review: Bardstown Bourbon Rye Finished in Infrared Toasted Cherry Oak

By Frank Dobbins | November 3, 2022 |

  Bardstown Bourbon Company‘s calling card is innovation. It’s what they’ve been known for since they were founded back in 2014, and it’s what they continue to stake their reputation on as they add a cavalcade of unique blends and finished products to their ever-expanding portfolio. The latest entrant in that portfolio continues the tradition…

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