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…

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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…

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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…

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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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