Drinkhacker Reads – 07.01.2013 – Homebrewing Now Legal Across the United States

Theses days it seems people have been losing faith and confidence in their government’s ability to pass effective, bipartisan legislation. However, the American Homebrewer’s Association announced this morning that new homebrewing laws in the state of Mississippi go into effect today, making it the 50th and final state to allow homebrewing. What better way to…

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4th of July Cocktail Recipes, 2013

For reasons passing understanding, the inbox flows full for the Fourth of July (for everyone outside of the United States, that’s our Independence Day) with cocktail recipes galore. More than any other holiday, we get an influx of really good recipes to pass on. Here’s but a small sample of our good fortune, and we…

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Review: 8 Hangar 24 Beers, 2013 Releases

Jesus, these guys don’t quit, and here we have roughly a quarter of Hangar 24’s production line in one mega-post. You should know these guys by now, but if not, well, this is a great intro to some of H24’s brews. All beers below are limited edition (some are only on shelves for a month)…

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Review: 2012 Sonoma-Cutrer Late Harvest Chardonnay Winemaker’s Release

Sonoma-Cutrer produces some of the best-selling white wines from California, and now this winery on the rise is expanding into an interesting new area: Dessert wines. Its first release in a new range of limited-edition wines called the Winemaker’s Release Series is this, a sweet, late harvest Chardonnay. (Few dessert wines are made from Chardonnay…

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Review: Long Island Spirits Vodka and Liqueurs, Complete Lineup

We’ve covered Long Island Spirits’ straight vodka before. But recently we received a fresh bottle… along with everything else Long Island makes. Yowza. That primarily includes a long line of liqueurs bottled under the Sorbetta brand. These are simple, natural liqueurs available only in 375ml bottles. They’re all crafted from LiV Vodka (of course), fresh…

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Review: Tequila Herradura Coleccion de la Casa Port Cask Finished Reposado, Reserva 2012

Much in the vein of Corazon’s Expresion de Corazon tequilas, which are finished in special whiskey barrels, Herradura is experimenting with exotic finishes to its tequilas. Coleccion de la Casa is a new line of limited edition tequilas which will be released annually, each a unique experience. First out the gate is Reserva 2012, a…

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Review: Expresiones del Corazon Barrel-Aged Tequila (Blanco, Buffalo Trace Reposado, George Stagg Anejo, Sazerac Rye Anejo & Old Rip Van Winkle Anejo) 2013

“What if you were to take bourbon barrels that have held some of the most coveted and highly awarded whiskies in the world – George T. Stagg, Old Rip Van Winkle, Sazerac 18 Year Old and Buffalo Trace, and age tequila in them?  Even better, what if the Master Distiller who created these fine whiskies…

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Review: GrOpener Bottle Opener

Recently we received a sample of a unique new bottle opener, dubbed the GrOpener. Despite the somewhat lewd sounding name, the GrOpener is actually a portmanteau of the words ‘grab’ and ‘opener’, both of which frame a rather straightforward description of how the product works. Touted as a bottle opener that is swift and easy…

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