Drinkhacker Reads – 03.11.2013 – New Whisk(e)y Release News

Plenty of new product information going around this week, so let’s just get right down to it: The folks over at Jefferson’s have been keeping busy with a steady stream of new releases over the past year, and its latest edition promises to keep the momentum going. Bourbon and Banter gets the lowdown via Jefferson’s…

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Review: Privateer Rum – Silver and Amber

Another entry into America’s great and belated return to rum-making, Privateer hails from Massachusetts. I’ll spare you the lengthy backstory which includes a discovery of a colonial era flotilla of ships and a distillery owned by the ancestor of the distillery’s current proprietor. The bottom line: They’re making rum in New England again, people. It’s…

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Review: General John Stark Vodka

Flag Hill, based in the great state of New Hampshire, makes a wide variety of fruit wines as well as various spirits. That includes John Stark Vodka, which is made from — wait for it — apples and is triple distilled before bottling. Who’s John Stark? A Revolutionary War general from New Hampshire and the…

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Review: Knappogue Castle 14 Years Old (2013)

Knappogue Castle is one of the blue chips of the Irish whiskey world, producing well-aged spirits and a variety of rarities, including the ongoing “Twin Wood” series of limited edition whiskeys. Twin Wood is Knappogue’s terminology for Irish that’s been matured in Bourbon casks and finished in Oloroso sherry barrels. The 14 years are spent…

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The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 03.08.2013

Another week, another Friday rolling around and another chance for us to provide you with the Drinkhacker Shopping List: our weekly look at the best (and worst) of our reviews over the past fortnight. And if you haven’t already, be sure to enter our most recent contest for a chance to win an incredible book!…

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Review: Dogfish Head Rhizing Bines Imperial IPA

This curious Imperial IPA is a collaborative project, the third in the “Life & Limb” series, between Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada, though the Dogfish DNA is more prevalent on the bottle and label. From the companies, you’re getting the best of both worlds: “Carolina-grown red fife wheat and Dogfish Head’s continual hopping from the…

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Review: Soul Cachaca

Cachaca, the national spirit of Brazil, tends not to be the most nuanced of liquors, but Soul, made in Cruz do Espirito Santo, is one of the better renditions I’ve encountered of late. Cachaca’s iconic aroma is typically that of gasoline, and while Soul’s got it too, it’s milder here than you usually encounter. It’s…

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Review: Casamigos Tequila – Blanco and Reposado

George Clooney seems to like his tequila like he likes his women: Sweet. This much talked-about celebrity project doesn’t hide its backer on the back label like some vanity spirits: The Cloon’s signature is right on the front. (It looks like “Geogo Cloy” but that’s close enough, I think.) Available in blanco and reposado expressions,…

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