Drinkhacker Reads – 04.08.2013 – Buffalo Trace Builds Warehouse X

In its ongoing quest to find the “holy grail” of bourbon, Buffalo Trace announced on Friday it has broken ground on the enigmatically christened Warehouse X, a comparatively small warehouse only able to hold 150 barrels at capacity. This facility will be able to test for such factors as natural light, temperature, airflow, and humidity…

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Review: Highland Park Valhalla Collection – Loki

The second release of Highland Park’s Norse God-inspired Valhalla Collection is upon us, this one inspired by the master of mischief, Loki. While lighter in proof than the massive Thor, the 97.4 proof, 15 year old Loki is immediately hot and fiery. Even the nose brings a bit of a burn to the nostrils, offering…

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Review: Real Russian Vodka

I once heard a story about a guy who had trademarked “Ice Cold” Vodka. Ice Cold was the brand name. Makes sense. Basically the same thing Miller did with the Lite brand. Real Russian Vodka is either brilliant branding or incredibly misleading or both. It is made from an “authentic family recipe born over 100…

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The A-List – March 2013

A supplement to our weekly Shopping List, The A-List recognizes those bottles we’ve had the privilege to review and find to be of highest quality (A+ to A- range). As you can see, there was a bit more diversity in our selections than in previous months, with tequilas, bourbons and beers all making their presence known in March.…

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Review: Hotel California Tequila, Complete Lineup

Never mind the goofy name and goofier bottles. This is good, 100% agave, Highlands tequila that has partnered with the famous Baja hotel for its name and branding. These are unusual bottles, to say the least. Mind the intriguing-looking yet wholly dysfunctional stoppers. The only thing harder than getting them out of the bottle (that…

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Review: Don Quixote Blue Corn Bourbon Whiskey

I am Don Quixote, a booze of La Mancha! Chip Tate at Texas’s Balcones Distilling isn’t the only guy on the cob that’s using exotic blue corn to make Bourbon. Said to be especially difficult to work with due to its high oil content, blue corn makes for unique and memorable whiskey. Made in New…

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The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 04.05.2013

Another Friday, another round of ye olde Drinkhacker Shopping List! A printable, full color compendium of the latest and greatest reviews of beverages we’ve reviewed on the site this week. Before you read on any further, just a quick reminder that the deadlines are closing fast to enter for some of these fantastic competitions we’ve…

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Review: Gosling’s Family Reserve “Old Rum”

There’s not much pomp and circumstance attached to a product called “Old Rum,” so at $70 a bottle, you better hope Gosling’s has saved its investment for what’s inside the bottle. There’s no hint at how old Old Rum actually is. Bermuda-based Gosling’s produces this by taking the standard Black Seal and aging it in…

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