Review: Michter’s US-1 Original Sour Mash Whiskey

Michter’s is the It Company of the American whiskey world right now, its from-the-ashes story bringing many fans forward to hear about its charms. Michter’s is a brand that dates waaaay back to 1753 but which went bankrupt in 1989. In 1990 the company was rescued and relaunched, and only in the last five years…

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Review: Just Chill Natural Stress Relief Beverages (2013 Flavors)

As “relaxation drinks” go, Just Chill is one of the better products on the market. Since its 2011 introduction, the product has been a success, and now the company is rolling out two new flavors plus a slightly revamped can design. Each 12 oz. can is now 70 calories instead of 50, as the cans…

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The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 03.22.2013

Happy Friday to one and all. Time to celebrate the end of another grueling work for us working stiffs and head on over to the watering hole or liquor store to pick up something special for the 48 hours of freedom ahead. Looking for something new to try? We’ve got you covered with our weekly…

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Review: Eastside Distilling Burnside Double Barrel Bourbon

This brand new whiskey hails from Eastside Distilling in Portland, Oregon, and the two barrels in question are a traditional new oak barrel, followed by a second turn for 60 days in a new heavy-char barrel made from Oregon oak. Essentially, its Eastside’s 4 year old Burnside Bourbon (mashbill: 75% corn, 10% rye, 15% malted…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 03.21.13 – Mega Contests And Competition Edition

Hey you! Do you want your own bar? Do you like free stuff? Are you smart? OF COURSE you are! So enter our contest from earlier this week for a chance to score an incredible, jaw-dropping prize. Speaking of incredible contests, we were hipped by Patron tequila to this one where folks can win $10,000…

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Review: Magic Hat Exotic Spring Ales 2013

Three new seasonal brews from our ever-experimental pals at Magic Hat, including a huge winner with coriander underpinnings. Thoughts follow. Magic Hat Ticket to Rye – It’s a nice IPA with a twist, rye grain in the mash that gives the beer a bit of an edge and a distinct, rye bread flavor. The chewy…

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Review: 2010 LangeTwins Zinfandel Lodi

Lodi-based LangeTwins is a winery we have covered in the past, and recently we received this new, affordable 2010 Zinfandel for review. It’s a really well-made Zin for this price. There’s solid fruit, but the jamminess is restrained. The fun is in what lies beneath. I love the subtle smokiness of the wine, which blends…

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Review: 2011 Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel Sonoma Heritage Vines Sonoma County

This big Zin, touched with Petite Sirah, offers a flood of flavor. Big with strawberry jam and cocoa notes, and a touch of cedar wood on the side. The finish is long and a bit cloying, almost enamel-stripping in its incredible sweetness. Overall a fairly standard interpretation of Zinfandel in the ’10s — tons of…

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