Review: Glenglassaugh 46 Years Old

Founded in 1875, shuttered in 1986, and reopened in 2008, Glenglassaugh has gradually released limited stocks of pre-1986 barrels in tandem with their aged new distillate. (A 50 year old expression aged in a PX sherry cask hit the market around two years ago.) Their latest limited release boasts an eye-popping 46 year age statement…

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Review: Bluebird Distilling Bluebird Days Whiskey

Ready for more country music-inspired whiskey? Bluebird Days is a collaborative whiskey between musician Jordan Davis and Bluebird Distilling Master Distiller Jared Adkins — “and their shared love for a perfect bluebird day.” The bottle is a blend of two of the Pennsylvania-based operation’s distillates — a bourbon and a wheat whiskey, both produced in-house…

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Review: Cierto Tequila Blanco and Extra Anejo

We recently had a chance to try Cierto Private Collection Tequila Reposado and Añejo, and both were excellent. Today we swing back around to try the youngest and oldest tequilas Cierto produces. Both are 100% Blue Weber agave and 100% additive free, and both come in the same stylish, oversized bottles — with sky-high price…

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Review: Farmer’s Organic Gin

You may have come across Farmer’s Organic Gin in its former life when it was produced in Minnesota and packaged in a no-frills square bottle. Safe to say, a lot has changed for the brand. Under the stewardship of Chatham Imports (of Michter’s whiskey fame), Farmer’s Gin production has traveled several states west to Idaho…

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Review: Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Kentucky Oak Edition

Earlier this year, when we caught our readers up on Redbreast’s PX Edition from 2021, we also noted the buzz around this bottle, Kentucky Oak Edition, another limited release from Midleton Distillery that hit shelves in the summer of 2022. There’s quite a bit going on with this one, so I’ll just let the press…

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Review: xBloom Coffee System

Coffee pod systems are convenient, but they beg a question: What the hell is really in that pod? How fresh is the ground coffee inside? xBloom is a bold new idea in the increasingly crowded coffee pod space, offering a machine that uses pods with whole beans instead of ground ones, grinding them on the…

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Review: Benriach The Sixteen

With malts aged 10, 12, 21, 25, and 30 years old — all in its permanent line — Speyside’s Benriach decided it needed to fill in the middle a bit, and the year it’s adding a 16 year old expression to the lineup — officially denoted as The Sixteen. Benriach 16 Years Old was retired…

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Bar Review: La Popular, Austin

Austin isn’t a city that’s exactly hurting for Mexican restaurants, but if yellow cheese and sizzling fajita plates aren’t what you’re in the mood for, consider a trip to La Popular, which is operated by a group out of Mexico City — which makes for a bit of a different vibe vs. the more traditional border-driven…

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