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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Review: Ardbeg Day

Every year the Scots celebrate the summertime at the Festival of Malt and Music, two great things which go great together. In honor of the event, which typically takes place at the beginning of June, Ardbeg released Ardbeg Day, a limited edition bottling that is meant to be the start of a new annual series.…

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Review: Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka

Boyd and Blair are a couple of dudes in Pennsylvania who named this vodka after their fathers. Made from local potatoes, it is, as most potato vodkas tend to be, a spirit with character and heart. The nose offers earth and vegetation, much like I’d expect a potato farm to smell like — not exactly…

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Book Review: The PDT Cocktail Book

PDT is a Manhattan speakeasy (behind a hot dog joint in the East Village) and is known for pushing high-quality cocktails. This thick cocktail recipe book covers all the bases of setting up a solid bar — right down to how to make your own grenadine — but the centerpiece is the cocktail list, which…

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