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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Review: MacKinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky “Shackleton: The Journey” Second Edition

Late last year, Whyte & Mackay undertook unfathomable effort to recreate a 100-year-old spirit (using modern stock) based on whisky that Ernest Shackleton took with him on his expedition to the South Pole… and left there when he departed. We covered it extensively in November 2011. The first run sold out and raised nearly £250,000…

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Review: 2010 Round Pond Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Round Pond, in Napa Valley’s Rutherford area, is primarily a Cabernet Sauvignon producer with affordability squarely in mind. We sampled the newly-released 2010 vintage of its flagship, Napa-sourced Cab. This wine is light and very fruity, with almost no tannin to concern itself with. Ample strawberry and blueberry character, freshly juiced and jammed, dominate the…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 12.04.2012 – Woodford Reserve Launches Bitters Line

Woodford Reserve is getting into the bitters business. The first offering, a collaboration with Bourbon Barrel Foods, is the Woodford Reserve Spiced Cherry Bitters. It will be available for $15 per 100ml bottle, and is available at the Woodford Reserve Shop. Review on the way soon.  [PR Newswire] The Wall Street Journal reports that while…

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Review: Karlsson’s Gold Solist 2009 Single Vintage, Single Potato Vodka

This spring we were fortunate to try a new concept in vodka from Sweden’s Karlsson’s Gold: Single vintage, single potato variety vodka. Tasting various vintages and various potato varieties among each other, the differences were shocking. And now Karlsson’s is back, with a 2009 vintage made from a different potato: The Solist variety. The 2009…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 12.03.2012

Kudos and congrats to Glenmorangie, recently awarded 2012 Distiller of the Year at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC). The Tain distillery emerged not only with the overall prize but also took home honors as UK Spirits Producer of the Year and won the Best Single Malt over 15 Years Old with Glenmorangie Quarter…

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Review: Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon – Limited Edition (2013)

I’ve been turning people on to Angel’s Envy since naming it as one of my favorite whiskeys of 2010. While Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson prepares his next trick, this very limited edition bottling (600 bottles produced, available only in Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee) of the Port-barrel finished Bourbon is being released: A cask strength version…

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