Review: Black Velvet Toasted Caramel Canadian Whisky

A funny thing happens when I try to type “Canadian.” I always mistype “Candian” instead. Never has that been a more apropos typo than with Black Velvet’s Toasted Caramel Whisky. Flavored with a hefty dose of “natural toasted caramel flavor,” this sugar bomb is so dense with sugar it’s actually difficult to swallow it. The…

Read More about Review: Black Velvet Toasted Caramel Canadian Whisky

Drinkhacker Reads – 03.24.2013 – Grand Theft Whiskey and March Madness

Leading off this week’s editions of reads is a doozy of a story. This past friday morning, a story was filed over at Trib Live regarding a mansion caretaker accused of drinking $102,000 worth of rare, historic whiskey. What follows next could be taken from the pages of a prime-time criminal drama. Needless to say,…

Read More about Drinkhacker Reads – 03.24.2013 – Grand Theft Whiskey and March Madness

Review: Kirk and Sweeney Dominican Rum 12 Years Old

35 Maple Street — the California-based folks behind Uncle Val’s gin and Masterson’s rye whiskey — has turned its sights on yet another spirit: rum. Maple isn’t messing around with Kirk and Sweeney (the name refers to a rum-running schooner that worked the Caribbean in the Prohibition era), an intense Dominican rum with 12 years…

Read More about Review: Kirk and Sweeney Dominican Rum 12 Years Old

Review: Deerhammer Down Time Single Malt Whiskey

Take Deerhammer’s pot-distilled, 100% malted barley Whitewater whiskey and throw it in a new oak barrel (with heavy toast/light-medium char), and see what happens. This Colorado-based “hybrid” whiskey reportedly spends less than a year in half-size barrels, which creates a light-brown yet pleasant looking whiskey. The nose is intensely woody, hinting at sweetness but dominated…

Read More about Review: Deerhammer Down Time Single Malt Whiskey

Alcohol + Ice Cream = Book Reviews

It’s the last great frontier for alcohol: Frozen dessert treats. Booze is tricky in frozen desserts because it lowers the freezing temperature of whatever you add it to. A bottle of vodka in the freezer doesn’t freeze, even at 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Add it to ice cream the wrong way and you get more of…

Read More about Alcohol + Ice Cream = Book Reviews

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Read More about The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 03.22.2013