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Review: Kentucky Peerless Double Oak Bourbon

By Drew Beard | January 4, 2022 |

We’re probably nowhere near peak double-oak in the bourbon world, but maybe we’re getting close when small craft producers like Kentucky Peerless are hopping on the bandwagon. According to Peerless, they came about the process organically after re-barrelling bourbon from leaky barrels into new oak and discovering a dramatically changed profile. Those original bottlings were…

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Review: Mal de Amor Mezcal

By Robert Lublin | January 3, 2022 |

The range of mezcals available in the U.S. is growing and the ones we are trying today represent a fantastic new range of offerings. The Mal de Amor distillery is owned and run by the Hernandez family and is located in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico. All of the mezcals we are trying are joven, which…

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Review: Mijenta Tequila Reposado

By Christopher Null | January 2, 2022 |

Mijenta‘s second expression is here, taking its base Highlands agave and aging it for up to six months in a blend of American white oak, French oak, and French acacia wood casks. The finished product is soft and approachable, offering a solid balance between the freshness of agave and the sweetness driven by the barrel.…

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Review: Glenmorangie 18 Years Old and Signet (2022)

By Christopher Null | January 1, 2022 |

Today we’re taking a look at two standard bottlings of Glenmorangie, both standing at the top of its permanent collection. Rob took a fresh look at Signet last summer, while Drew checked out Extremely Rare, Glenmorangie’s 18 year old release, in 2020. Note that Extremely Rare is currently available with a limited edition label designed…

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Review: NV Le Chemin du Roi Champagne – Brut and Brut Rose

By Christopher Null | December 31, 2021 |

Le Chemin du Roi translates to “the king’s path,” but a better name for the brand might have been Cinquante Cents, on account of the brand being owned by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. (He also has a new Cognac brand, which we’ll be reviewing shortly.) “Roi” is available in three versions, all nonvintage. Today we…

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Review: Brother’s Bond Bourbon

By Christopher Null | December 31, 2021 |

Brother’s Bond is the creation of Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. They aren’t brothers, per se, but they are both actors who appeared on The Vampire Diaries. The brand — expressly designed to target Millennials — is MGP stock, a non-age-statement whiskey made with a four-grain mashbill of 65% corn, 22% rye, and the remainder wheat…

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Review: Sagamore Spirit Bottled in Bond Rye Whiskey

By Drew Beard | December 30, 2021 |

We’ve been keeping tabs on Sagamore Spirit, the Baltimore-based rye whiskey producer, since they first hit the shelves in 2016 with an impressive portfolio of contract-distilled offerings. In recent years we were impressed by their ambitious, and sometimes unusual, finishing program that offered up surprisingly enjoyable oddities like a Calvados Finish and even a Tequila…

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Review: Ruddell’s Mill Bourbon, Rye, and Cherries

By Christopher Null | December 29, 2021 |

“The Covered Bridges Whiskey Company” is a New Jersey-based operation making Kentucky whiskey, including a straight bourbon and a straight rye. In other words, while the company has a lush backstory about the value of covered bridges, gristmills, and the history of one Isaac Ruddell, dating back to 1788, this is still all sourced stock…

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Review: Citadelle Gin Jardin d’ete

By Christopher Null | December 28, 2021 |

Citadelle continues to crank out new gin variations, its most recent being the new Jardin d’ete, a permanent addition to the French company’s lineup. Per the company, “Inspired by a French garden cultivated by Debbie Gabriel, wife of Citadelle Founder Alexandre Gabriel, Jardin d’été is made with melon flesh, whole lemon, yuzu zest and more…

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Review: Hancock’s President’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon

By Drew Beard | December 27, 2021 |

Ah, Hancock’s President’s Reserve, the redheaded stepchild of the Buffalo Trace single barrel bourbon lineup. It’s a bit of an off duck, not just because of the peculiar number of possessives in the name. Firstly, the proof is unusual and not quite the Buffalo Trace standard. The distribution is limited, even for a Buffalo Trace…

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