Review: Wines of Markham, 2023 Releases

Markham Vineyards is a workhorse of the wine world, seemingly ubiquitous across bottle shops and wine lists alike. Today we look at three wines from its Napa Valley collection, all approachable and — more importantly — affordable options for just about any occasion. 2021 Markham Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley – Designed very much with New…

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Review: Cognacs of Through the Grapevine, 2023 Releases

Independent bottling isn’t just for whiskey and rum, La Maison & Velier is bringing the idea to fine brandies from Cognac, all bottled under the Through the Grapevine label. Each of the six Cognacs in this line are designed to showcase smaller producers, a few of which I’ve never even heard of before. We received…

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Review: The Balvenie Stories – The Creation of a Classic

The Balvenie Stories line of single malts has showcased no shortage of tales over the years about various Balvenie craftsmen and craftswomen who have created unique single malts. Whether through experiments with barley and peat or the use of estate-grown ingredients, these whiskies have helped to highlight the Speyside distillery’s dedication to innovation not through…

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Review: Eric LeGrand Bourbon

First questions first: Who is Eric LeGrand? Why, he’s a former college football defensive tackle who was paralyzed while playing for Rutgers back in 2010. As part of his rehabilitation, he turned his mind toward entrepreneurship has teamed up with spirits mogul Brian Axelrod to create a bourbon with charitable aims at its heart. $5.20…

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The Future of Canadian Whisky with Alberta Distillers’ George Teichroeb

In his 26-plus years in distilling, George Teichroeb has seen whisky booms in two different countries. Now the General Manager of Alberta Distillers — known in the U.S. for their Alberta Premium 100% Rye releases — Teichroeb also spent years in Kentucky under the tutelage of figures like Fred Noe. Jim Beam and Alberta Distillers…

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Summer Cocktail Recipes from the Drinkhacker Staff

Since receiving a copy of Backcountry Cocktails in the mail a few weeks ago, I have been obsessed with one of the recipes found book’s middle pages that is slightly off the traveled mixology trail (see below for the details). It is proving a delightful alternative to a nightly glass of wine and, along with…

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Review: Pinhook Tiz Rye Time Rye Vertical Series 7 Years Old 2023

Our coverage of Pinhook’s Vertical Series has come in fits and starts over the years, but we’ve managed to follow the ‘Tiz Rye Time’ rye whiskey line the closest. As a reminder, this is a rye whiskey distilled at MGP from their well-known 95% rye and 5% malted barley recipe. Small batch blends have been…

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Review: Dogfish Head Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout and 120 Minute IPA

Since its World Wide Stout arrived in the Dogfish Head lineup back in 2019, it’s taken a few different, special edition forms, from bourbon barrel-aged to a more recent coffee-enhanced version. While those are pretty familiar stout renditions in today’s beer landscape, one World Wide Stout was quite the standout. In fall of 2020, and…

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