Review: Glenfiddich Malt Master’s Edition

This brand new, limited-edition whisky should be easier to find than the new 1974 edition, but with 18,000 bottles made, you’re not going to find it at Safeway. The Malt Master in question is Brian Kinsman, and this unique bottling is offered as an homage to Glenfiddich’s 125th anniversary. The company’s first double-matured spirit, this…

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Review: Cruzan Single Barrel Rum

Cruzan is probably best known for its flavored rums, but it also dabbles in high-end products like this aged Single Barrel Rum. As the name suggests, this is a genuine single barrel rum, aged up to 12 years in St. Croix (part of the U.S. Virgin Islands) and bottled at 80 proof. Sounds good, but…

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Review: Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon 2012 Edition

We just wrote about Four Roses’ 2012 Limited Edition Single Barrel release, now its 2012 Limited Edition Small Batch is hitting shelves. This cask strength whiskey is batched from casks containing four of Four Roses’ vaunted 10 recipes, 12-year-old OBSK, a 12-year-old OESK, an 11-year-old OBSV, and the centerpiece, a 17-year-old OBSV. By comparison, last…

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Review: Lysholm Linie Aquavit

In 6 years of Drinkhacking, this is actually our first review of an aquavit. I say that to illustrate a couple of things: 1) that I’m hardly an expert in aquavit and you should consider this an amateur review of the stuff at best, and 2) no one drinks aquavit. If you’re a novice, here’s…

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Review: New Belgium Lips of Faith Spotlight – Cocoa Mole and La Folie 2012

One would assume that I had learned my lesson regarding chile beers after tasting Twisted Pine’s Ghost Face Killah. One would be wrong. While Twisted Pine touted GFK as the hottest beer in the world, New Belgium instead takes a more subtle route. Although still spiced up with ancho, guajillo, and chipotle peppers, New Belgium…

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Tullamore Dew Gets a Makeover as Tullamore D.E.W.

The classic (and inexpensive) Irish whiskey brand Tullamore Dew is getting a full rebranding, with a new bottle design and a new name: Tullamore D.E.W., initialized after its founder Daniel E. Williams. While the press release below curiously plays down the tweaked product name, it does speak to some other big things afoot at “The…

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Review: 2008 Knights Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley

Knights Valley (no apostrophe!) is part of the far north of Sonoma County in California. Not historically known for Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Bridge nonetheless grows a super-premium Cab here. This 2008 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and spends 28 months in French oak. A very rich (14.5% alcohol) wine, this Cab offers heavy fruit character, deep…

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Bourbon Infographic from Wild Turkey

Fun stuff from our pals in Kentucky in honor of September, which is Bourbon Heritage Month. Click for the full-size version. Related Stories: TapInfluence Interviews Editor in Chief Christopher Null Review: Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Bourbon 17 Years Old Review: Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary Bourbon Review: Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon

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