Review: Deschutes Brewery Tropical Fresh IPA

Another fruit-heavy IPA from Deschutes is upon us, and while this one is not made with actual fruit, it does feature Mosaic, Simcoe, Strata, and Experimental 586 hops, the lattermost of which I have to assume are responsible for the burst of pineapple that flows forth from this brew, backed up by a squeeze of…

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Review: Tequila Don Julio Rosado

More off the wall, upmarket expressions are arriving from our friends at Don Julio, the latest being Rosado, a reposado tequila finished in ruby Port barrels for at least four months. The result is a delightfully pink tequila that looks like a rose wine but which offers an intense nose of peppery agave, touched lightly…

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Review: Ullo Wine Special Edition Aerating Decanter

The first thing you notice when pulling Üllo’s (“oo-low”) Special Edition decanter from its sleek, glyph-heavy packaging containing the entire purifying system? The beautiful design. No doubt inspired by mid-20th-century Scandinavian designers, it is worth taking a few moments to watch how the curved lines overlap and perform optical illusions on its neck and base.…

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Review: Edinburgh Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur and Gin (2023)

Since we last encountered Edinburgh Gin over a decade ago, the brand’s portfolio has exploded with a bevy of gin expressions as well as flavored gins and liqueurs. There’s a lot to get to, but today we’ll take a small bite out of the lineup with a review of Edinburgh’s Rhubarb & Ginger Gin and…

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Review: Wines of Dutcher Crossing, Summer 2023 Releases

We’re longtime fans of Sonoma-based Dutcher Crossing, and today we’re checking out three new releases for 2023, including our first sparkling from the winery, a chardonnay, and a top-shelf, reserve cabernet that’s been mellowing for six years. NV Dutcher Crossing Posterity Reserve Blanc de Blancs – Fresh and lively, this is a classic California chardonnay-based…

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Review: Bowmore x Aston Martin 10 Years Old

Chris recently covered Masters’ Selection 22 Years Old, the latest limited edition Bowmore single malt released in partnership with Aston Martin. The Islay whisky maker has collaborated with the famous British automaker since 2021 when they introduced a trio of expressions exclusively for travel retail. The 10-year, 15-year, and 18-year bottlings released under the Bowmore…

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Review: Wyoming Whiskey Single Barrel Bourbon 2022

Wyoming Whiskey’s latest single barrel hit at the end of 2022. As usual we’re late to reviewing, but, as we will agree, better than never, right? As with its prior Single Barrel releases, this whiskey is drawn from the top 1% of Wyoming’s production, and each bottle is unique, pulled from a single barrel stored…

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Review: Batch & Bottle Margarita

UK-based William Grant & Sons has produced a growing range of ready-to-drink cocktails since 2022, and we’ve enjoyed their line so far, having sipped their Monkey Shoulder Lazy Old Fashioned, Glenfiddich Scotch Manhattan, Hendrick’s Gin Martini, and Reyka Rhubarb Cosmopolitan. All in all, these are well crafted premixed cocktails aimed at more sophisticated palates. The…

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