Review: Wyoming Whiskey Single Barrel Bourbon 2023

We were a little behind on our review of the 2022 single barrel release from Wyoming Whiskey. OK, a lot behind. And, as you can see, we haven’t been any more punctual with the 2023 edition. So much whiskey, so little time to taste it all. Amirite? For Wyoming Whiskey’s 2023 single barrel release the…

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Review: Ryes of the Robots Extended Cut Rye and Town at the End of Tomorrow Bourbon

In the overcrowded world of American whiskey, it’s getting harder and harder to grab the consumer’s attention, but Filmland Spirits seems well-positioned to crack that code. The brand has one of the most creative and eye-catching bottle labels in the industry right now, with each offering sporting a B-movie name and a full, pulp-style movie…

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Review: Wines of Charles Krug, 2024 Releases

California’s Charles Krug has had a busy few months. Today we catch up on its latest releases, four in total, spanning a wide range of styles and price levels. 2023 Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley – Outstanding balance here in a sauvignon blanc that melds various styles with aplomb, mixing lemon curd with a…

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Review: Westland Outpost Range – Garryana 8 (2023) and Solum 2 (2024)

Seattle’s Westland Distilling continues to iterate its special edition single malt whiskeys, annual releases of Garryana, Colere, and now Solum, which just hit its second release. We missed 2022’s Garryana bottling and the inaugural Solum release, so we’re picking things up here with our look at the latest Garry and our first spin with Solum.…

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Review: Bark & Barware Cocktail Smoker

Judging from the number of glass cloches I see on the backs of bars these days, smoked cocktails are still a thing, and consumers now have plenty of options for making these unique libations at home. New to the scene is Bark & Barware, a kit that includes a gunlike torch, smoking vessel that sits…

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Review: Bernheim Barrel Proof Original Wheat Whiskey Batch A224 (January 2024)

Bernheim Barrel Proof — the high-test version of Heaven Hill’s wheat whiskey — is released twice a year. A224 marks the first release of 2024 and the third release of the whiskey ever. As usual, the whiskey changes little from batch to batch, this one hitting 62.6% abv. The blend is made from a mash…

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Review: Wines of Gonzalez Byass, 2024 Releases

We’ve covered wines from the sprawling Gonzalez Byass portfolio on many occasions, and today we look at a small collection of warm-climate bottlings, made alternately in Spain’s Ribera del Duero, Rioja and the Apalta region of Chile. All are very affordable. Let’s dive in. 2019 Dominio Fournier Ribera del Duero – 100% tempranillo. Brooding but…

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Review: Savage & Cooke Bloody Butcher and Howling Mob Bonded Bourbons

The recently rebranded and relaunched Savage & Cooke whiskey brand just got its first line extensions with the arrival of a new Bottled in Bond Series. These two whiskeys are both built around heirloom corn varietals designed to showcase the grain above all else. We got a very early look at these whiskeys, so let’s dive…

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