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Review: Yellow Chartreuse and Green Chartreuse

By Christopher Null | May 20, 2019 |

Chartreuse has long been a staple of upscale mixology, and for good reason: The brand dates back to 1605, and its products are still made by French monks, and reportedly they still use the same 400 year-old recipes. Today, this incredibly complex liqueur — made with some 130 herbs, plants, and flowers, then aged in…

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Review: WhistlePig PiggyBack 100% Rye 6 Years Old

By Christopher Null | May 19, 2019 |

WhistlePig is known for its very well-aged rye whiskeys, but its latest release is this 6 year old bottling, a 100% rye that will forever, sadly, be known as the final product Dave Pickerell created for the company, one with which he’s had a lengthy relationship. It’s all sourced whiskey from Canada, bottled at a…

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Review: Endless West Glyph 85H “Molecular Whiskey”

By Christopher Null | May 17, 2019 |

If you haven’t already heard the kooky story of Endless West and Glyph, well, pull up a chair. Glyph 85H is a whiskey unlike any other. How so? It is designed to look and taste like aged whiskey, though it never sees a barrel. No, this doesn’t involve an accelerated aging system like Lost Spirits.…

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Review: G4 Tequila Blanco

By Christopher Null | May 15, 2019 |

G4 is a newish tequila brand masterminded by Felipe Camarena (brother of Carlos Camarena), designed with quality firmly in mind. G4 — named for the four generations of Camarenas who’ve been making tequila in Jalisco — uses only estate-grown, organic agave, and he relies on sustainable power and recycled materials whenever possible. The result is…

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Review: Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold

By Christopher Null | May 12, 2019 |

Jack Daniel’s latest innovation starts, like most, with the essentials of Old No. 7. Crafted from the same mash, it’s also filtered before barrel-aging by passing it through maple charcoal, just like all “real” Tennessee whiskey, then aged in new, charred oak barrels. And then things start to change. The big switch comes when Old…

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How Long Does Baileys (And Other Cream Liqueurs) Last?

By Christopher Null | May 11, 2019 |

How long does Baileys last? I’ve received this question many times, in many forms. How long can will the bottle stay fresh while it’s still sealed? How long will it keep after it’s opened? Does it need to be refrigerated? Finally I am taking the time to answer your many questions and comments about Baileys…

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Review: The Famous Grouse Bourbon Cask, Ruby Cask, and Winter Reserve

By Christopher Null | May 10, 2019 |

In early 2018, Edrington decided to dramatically expand The Famouse Grouse brand, releasing a range of new blends under the avian banner. Two of these marked the start of Famous Grouse’s new Cask Series, which would showcase different barrel regimens. Both are permanent additions to the lineup. A third whisky, Winter Reserve, is technically a…

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Tasting Report: WhiskyFest Washington DC 2019

By Drew Beard | May 9, 2019 |

For a city that seems to always be in need of a stiff drink, WhiskyFest D.C. was a little less crowded than in previous years. Once again, there was no sign of Pappy van Winkle, but the BTAC offerings lasted well into the evening. As with most DC WhiskyFests, the seminars offered the biggest bang for…

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Review: Kentucky Peerless Straight Rye 3 Years Old

By Christopher Null | May 4, 2019 |

Last year, craft Kentucky whiskey startup Kentucky Peerless hit the scene with its first offering, a 2 year old straight rye. Well, it’s a year later so what’s hitting the market? Good addition, kids: It’s Kentucky Peerless Straight Rye 3 Years Old. There’s nothing new in the mix here except for the extra year of…

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Review: Dewar’s Double Double Aged Whiskies – 21 Years Old, 27 Years Old, and 32 Years Old

By Christopher Null | May 2, 2019 |

Double Double is a line of three new whiskies from Dewar’s, the brand’s first new release in five years.  This is a small-batch blend (like all of the Dewar’s line), though it boasts an upscale approach along with a bit of innovation. First off is the inclusion of age statements — and old ones, starting…

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