Review: Amaro Tosolini

Grappa impresario Bepi Tosolini is expanding into the U.S. with its amaro, and an amaretto which we’ll be reviewing soon. The amaro, Amaro Tosolini, boasts a recipe that dates back to 1918, is made with 15 different herbs and spices, is aged in ash barrels for four months, and is finally brought down to proof…

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The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 12.07.2012

Once again it is Friday and that means time for the Drinkhacker Shopping List, a printer-friendly weekly compendium of the reviews we’ve featured over the previous weeks. Along with our regular reviews, we’ve also had several extensive tasting reports not included on this list: Italian Value Wines – Deep Value Wines From Bolla Blind Tasting…

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Review: Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon 2003 Vintage

December is here, and that can only mean one thing: A new Evan Williams Single Barrel release. EW Single Barrel is uniformly one of the best values in the Bourbon world, and while the expressions vary from year to year — sometimes widely — you can’t deny that they’re always quality whiskey from top to…

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Review: Campbeltown Loch Blended Scotch Whisky

Springbank produces this simple blend — no age statement, but it’s 5 years old — including some of its own, highly-prized Campbeltown whisky, Longrow and, of course, Springbank. 40% malt and 60% grain whisky, it’s an ultra-pale, and lightly fragrant dram. Quite innocuous, this is basically a drinkable, non-offensive whisky. Light campfire notes on the…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 12.06.2012 – Trump in Huff over Glenfiddich Stuff

Scaling to new heights of absurdity, professional buffoonist, game show host, and hair magnate Donald Trump is at it again, according to the Huffington Post. Fresh off of his wildly successful expedition to discover the truth behind the President’s birth certificate, Trump is now calling for a boycott and ban on Glenfiddich at all of…

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Review: Scotch Malt Whisky Society “Holiday Parcels” Winter 2012 Outturn

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa’s here, and he wants to give you whisky. As Christmas approaches, the SMWS is offering this year-end parcel, chock full of goodies. Thoughts follow. SMWS Cask 27.97 – 13 year old Springbank from Campbeltown – Amazing color, amazing nose, amazing everything. It’s hard to go wrong with Springbank, this one bottled…

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Review: Widow Jane Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey 7 Years Old

Better known for its exotic cacao liqueurs (we’re reviewing them in the coming weeks), Cacao Prieto also makes a highly regarded artisan Bourbon whiskey in limited quantities in its compound in Red Hook, Brooklyn. How then does Widow Jane come to say “Kentucky Bourbon” on the label? Widow Jane is distilled in the Bluegrass state…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 12.05.2012 – Varvatos Tequila Bottle Redesign + Top Wines of 2012

Happy December 5th! What’s so great about today? Well here in the States we get to celebrate the end of Prohibition with the passage of the 21st Amendment to our Constitution. Also, happy Discovery Day to our friends in the Dominican Republic, happy Faunalia to our dear friends in Ancient Rome, a very happy birthday…

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