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Review: Gin Mare Capri

By Robert Lublin | August 10, 2022 |

We are fans of the original Gin Mare, with its unique olive character, and now the producers have released a special edition as a follow-up. Gin Mare Capri is similar in design to its precursor but has some notable differences. It is made, their website explains, “with Italian bergamot from Calabria and lemons from Capri,…

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Review: Rum Cartavio XO

By Drew Beard | August 9, 2022 |

Ron Cartavio is a Peruvian rum brand that dates back to the late 1920s. Their portfolio is impressively large with no less than seven age-stated offerings, along with several bottlings more geared toward mixing. Our first look at the lineup starts at the very tip top with their oldest XO offering, a blend of 10-…

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Review: 2021 Illumination Sauvignon Blanc

By Christopher Null | August 4, 2022 |

I was surprised to discover that we haven’t done a formal review of Illumination in five long years. That’s a shame, because this wine, made by Napa’s Quintessa, remains a standout when it comes to sauvignon blanc (albeit one blended with sauvignon blanc musque and semillon, which is said to allow the wine to withstand…

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Review: Wyoming Whiskey National Parks No. 2 Limited Edition Bourbon

By Drew Beard | August 4, 2022 |

Wyoming Whiskey is out with its second annual limited edition in support of the National Park Foundation. For this year’s release, the distillery has partnered with Yellowstone Forever, the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park, to mark the park’s 150th anniversary. The bottle is available for sale at the park, throughout Wyoming, and in…

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Review: Sagamore Spirit Rye 8 Years Old

By Drew Beard | August 1, 2022 |

The release last year of Sagamore Spirit’s first bottled-in-bond rye, made entirely in-house at their Baltimore distillery, somewhat overshadowed the release of this whiskey, an eight-year-old Reserve Series offering distilled on contract in Indiana. While the distillery’s Reserve Series has typically focused on unique finishes like tequila and calvados, Sagamore kept things simple with this…

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Review: Onda Tequila Seltzer – Watermelon, Grapefruit and Blood Orange

By Monica Uhm | July 31, 2022 |

Onda is a brand of tequila seltzers that leads with its lifestyle credo of “endless summer in a can,” replete with a retro vibe website that evokes the “surf style of the ’90s.” The drinks comprise blended tequila blanco, seltzer, and real fruit juice, nothing more, not even added sweeteners. (Though note: one never can…

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Review: The Gladstone Axe Blended Scotch – American Oak and Black Axe

By Christopher Null | July 31, 2022 |

The Gladstone Axe is a blended Scotch line created in honor of William Gladstone, who served as Prime Minister of Britain four times during the reign of Queen Victoria. There are two whiskies in the line, both made from 100% malt whiskies; no grain whisky in the mix. The Gladstone Axe American Oak Whisky is…

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Review: Dos Hombres Espadin Mezcal

By Christopher Null | July 30, 2022 |

Celebrity spirits don’t get much cooler than last year’s launch of Dos Hombres, which was a collaboration between Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, stars of one of the coolest TV shows ever, Breaking Bad. Adding to the street cred, it wasn’t a boring tequila or a whiskey but a mezcal, which is arguably the coolest spirits category…

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Review: Flying Tumbler Irish Whiskey “The Bird”

By Christopher Null | July 26, 2022 |

More Irish whiskey is headed our way, folks. The Flying Tumbler brand — named for a local pigeon — isn’t quite 2 years old. Here’s what we know: Flying Tumbler, an Irish Whiskey brand created and launched by the Walsh family, is available in the U.S. market rolling out first in the North Eastern portion…

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Review: Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Voyage 26 Double Barrel Rye

By Drew Beard | July 24, 2022 |

With 25 different “voyages” across the globe, Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea has varied from release to release due likely as much to the different mashbills, proofs, and sources of the whiskey in each release as to the extreme fluctuations in temperature and motion experienced while plying the seven seas. The one thing they all…

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