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Review: Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon (2007)

By Christopher Null | December 20, 2007 |

You’ll know it by the little horse and rider on the stopper and the grenade-shaped bottle. At $45 a bottle, you’ll often find this in the lockup at your local liquor store. As bourbons go, it’s unique: All bottles are single-barrel bottlings, which means that a glass will vary from state to state and store…

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Review: Tequila Partida, Complete Lineup (2007)

By Christopher Null | December 9, 2007 |

Finally got to sample Partida’s new, full line of tequilas today. Color me impressed. No, seriously. Here’s how they shake out. Tequila Partida Blanco (2007) – This is a peppery but very clean silver tequila, perfect for mixing and even for sipping straight in a pinch. Among the best tequilas I’ve tried. A- / $40  [BUY…

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Review: G’Vine Floraison Gin (2007)

By Christopher Null | December 8, 2007 |

The name may sound like a gangsta rapper, but this premium gin isn’t something you’ll want to be mixing with OJ. Made in France and distilled from grapes, this is not your father’s Tanqueray. The juniper flavor, a requirement of all gins, is there, but it’s substantially mellowed in G’Vine. In fact it’s lemon peel…

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Review: Christiania Vodka

By Christopher Null | December 4, 2007 |

Here we have another high-end, traditional potato vodka, straight outta Norway (note the neck of the bottle) and distilled six times, bottled at 80 proof. The makers in fact claim it to be the world’s first ultra-premium vodka, with a heritage dating to 1602. The flavor is indeed smooth, especially for a potato vodka, herbal…

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Review: Bulleit Bourbon

By Christopher Null | November 28, 2007 |

I love the Bulleit guys. I have honestly never met friendlier people in the course of my travels. Gracious, honest, and plain spoken, I’d drink Bulleit even if it tasted like swill just because I think it would make me a better person. Fortunately, Bulleit’s “Frontier Whiskey” is plenty good going down the hatch. Bulleit…

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Review: Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon

By Christopher Null | November 25, 2007 |

This is a classic sipping bourbon. Once you get through the alcoholic heat (splash some water in the glass; at 100 proof it needs it), you’ll find a rich, oaky flavor, some maple syrup, some vanilla, and a nicely sweet finish. The vague herbal notes are interesting, and picking them out — sage? rosemary? it’s…

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Review: Sobieski Vodka

By Christopher Null | November 16, 2007 |

God bless Sobieski Vodka. The company’s goal is to “overthrow overpriced vodka.” Sobieski comes at a suggested retail price of $11, and if you can find it, you can probably get for even less. So, how’s it tasted? Distilled in Poland from rye, it had the most interesting flavor of the three vodkas I tried,…

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Review: Blue Ice Vodka

By Christopher Null | November 16, 2007 |

I got a little misty eyed when I heard about Blue Ice Vodka: It’s an old-fashioned spirit distilled from potatoes. It’s also made right here in the U. S. of A., in, where else, Idaho. Spuds give Blue Ice a strong, traditional flavor. If I didn’t know better I’d think I was drinking Russian vodka.…

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Review: Boomerang Vodka

By Christopher Null | November 16, 2007 |

OK, when I started Drinkhacker I had no idea how much vodka there would be. While the ultra-premium vodka market may not be what it used to be a few years ago, it’s still cruising along, with new releases every month. I’ve received three different bottlings, from three countries and with three different types of…

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Review: Russell’s Reserve Rye (2007)

By Christopher Null | November 1, 2007 |

There’s a dearth of good, affordable rye whiskey on the market. While I swear by Old Overholt, I welcome competition in the form of Russell’s Reserve (from the same folks that make Wild Turkey), a rye that, at $25, isn’t as cheap as Overholt but isn’t in the stratosphere like some high-end bottlings. Russell’s is…

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