Rob Theakston

Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

Drinkhacker Reads – 11.15.2012

By Rob Theakston | November 15, 2012 |

A very engaging study issued by Wine Industry Insight reports that fewer folks are enjoying fancy wines or putting stock into wine reviews the way they used to. Still relevant? You decide. [Wine Industry Insight] John Hansell and Whisky Advocate have posted their top releases of 2012. While we won’t spoil all the fun for your…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 11.14.2012

By Rob Theakston | November 14, 2012 |

Rémy Cointreau has announced a new edition designed for release exclusively for travel retail outlets. The St-Rémy à la Crème will launch this month with a trial run in North America, with worldwide travel distribution to follow shortly.  [Just Drinks] San Francisco entrepreneur Carin Castillo is going for it with a new scotch blended in…

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Drinkhacker Reads 11.13.2012

By Rob Theakston | November 13, 2012 |

In an effort to polish up its dignified “Give Em The Bird” ad campaign, the folks at Wild Turkey are introducing the world to the very first football picking turkey. Christened after legendary master distiller Jimmy Russell, Jimmy Junior will be picking football games live in Times Square against professional football legend Vinny Testaverde. In…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 11.12.2012

By Rob Theakston | November 12, 2012 |

Following the footsteps of such A-list celebs as Yao Ming and Adam Carolla, rapper/renaissance man Chingy has decided to enter the alcohol business as co-owner of a new Russian vodka named Shpilka. [All Hip Hop] While Crown Royal is not getting into the hip hop game, it is releasing a new maple-finished edition. The maple-oak…

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The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 11.09.2012

By Rob Theakston | November 9, 2012 |

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for the Drinkhacker Shopping List, a weekly compendium of the reviews we’ve featured over the last few weeks. Along with our regular reviews, we’ve also had several extensive tasting reports not included on the list: Domaine Carneros “Le Reve” Restrospective, 2006-1992 Notes from Domaine Select Wine Estates Pop-Up…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 11.08.2012

By Rob Theakston | November 8, 2012 |

Today is International Stout Day, or as we like to call it: Thursday. On with the Reads…. Marketwatch reports on new trends for the liquor industry in 2013. Of course, the New York lovefest from yesterday continues on here with a shoutout to Hillrock Estate Distillery. If only places like Kentucky could make revolutionary, innovative…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 11.07.2012

By Rob Theakston | November 7, 2012 |

In a move exemplifying whisky’s growing popularity around the globe, the first commercial whiskey distillery in Israel was announced this week. The Milk And Honey Distillery has been in the planning stages for some time, but is just now getting its identity and production together for a proper announcement. Hopefully a release is right around…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 11.06.2012

By Rob Theakston | November 6, 2012 |

Today in the states is Election Day. But more importantly, The World Wide Whisky Design Awards are still open to the public for voting! While there are some head scratching omissions in some categories, it’s still a fun opportunity to vote for something without having people robo-calling, running negative TV ads, and emailing or texting…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 11.05.2012

By Rob Theakston | November 5, 2012 |

The annual unveiling of the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau is an event that sends the wine world into a frenzy of hyperbole and spectacle. This year of course is no exception. For its 30th anniversary release, Georges Duboeuf has partnered with techno illusionist Marco Tempest to create a bottle which will incorporate a smart phone…

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The A-List – September/October 2012

By Rob Theakston | November 4, 2012 |

And now for something completely different. Presenting The A-List; a recap of the best products we’ve reviewed over the last two months. While some of these high-quality drinks may prove impossible or very hard to find, others may be more readily available at your local fine retailer.

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