The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 11.09.2012

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for the Drinkhacker Shopping List, a weekly compendium of the reviews we’ve featured over the last few weeks. Along with our regular reviews, we’ve also had several extensive tasting reports not included on the list: Domaine Carneros “Le Reve” Restrospective, 2006-1992 Notes from Domaine Select Wine Estates Pop-Up…

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Review: Peligroso Tequila Anejo

Peligroso Reposado has been as close as there is to a “house” reposado at Drinkhacker HQ for some time, and I’ve been bugging Peligroso to send the Anejo expression, figuring if the reposado was this good, the anejo had to be even better. Peligroso Anejo is made from 100% Highlands agave and aged 12 to…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 11.08.2012

Today is International Stout Day, or as we like to call it: Thursday. On with the Reads…. Marketwatch reports on new trends for the liquor industry in 2013. Of course, the New York lovefest from yesterday continues on here with a shoutout to Hillrock Estate Distillery. If only places like Kentucky could make revolutionary, innovative…

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Domaine Carneros “Le Reve” Restrospective, 2006-1992

Eileen Crane has been called “the most experienced sparkling winemaker in the United States,” and her 35 years at Domaine Carneros are proof that she’s doing something right. Hired by Claude Taittinger in 1987, Eileen has been making Le Reve, a $95 (almost)-all-Chardonnay sparkler since the 1992 vintage. In celebration of 20 years of producing…

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Review: Big Rack Premium Vodka

Get your mind out of the gutter. The big rack in question refers to deer antlers. Of course. The only spirit I know of that’s packaged in a camouflage-wrapped bottle — and is this ready to go for sipping a martini in your deer lease — Big Rack is six-times distilled from “the finest American…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 11.07.2012

In a move exemplifying whisky’s growing popularity around the globe, the first commercial whiskey distillery in Israel was announced this week. The Milk And Honey Distillery has been in the planning stages for some time, but is just now getting its identity and production together for a proper announcement. Hopefully a release is right around…

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Review: Judd’s Wreckin’ Ball Corn Whiskey

White whiskey is always a dicey affair. One named “Wreckin’ Ball” — complete with a picture of a wrecking ball on the label — sounds downright dangerous. Made in the back room of Montezuma Winery, in New York’s Finger Lakes region, this spirit is column distilled from 100% corn mash and bottled at 80 proof.…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 11.06.2012

Today in the states is Election Day. But more importantly, The World Wide Whisky Design Awards are still open to the public for voting! While there are some head scratching omissions in some categories, it’s still a fun opportunity to vote for something without having people robo-calling, running negative TV ads, and emailing or texting…

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