Review: Tequila Clase Azul – Plata and Reposado

I’m never quite sure what to make of the ornate tequila bottles like this. They’re striking to look at, but I always feel like they’re trying to hide something behind a lot of glass, metal, and ceramic. Perhaps my fears are founded in the case of Clase Azul, a very expensive and unique but ham-fisted…

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Review: George Killian’s Irish Red (2012)

Killian’s was a big hit around when I was in college. I’m sure I drank plenty of it then, but haven’t even thought about it in the last 15 years or so. Now, as we head into St. Patrick’s Day, Killian’s Irish Red is revamping its recipe and repackaging the beer. The new recipe, per…

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Review: Shock Top Wheat IPA

Our mohawked friends at Shock Top are experimenting again with something new: A wheat beer made in an India Pale Ale style. Can that be done? I won’t pretend to be the beer expert that our resident beer guy Greg Bruce is, but Shock Top’s Wheat IPA really is as curious as the company says…

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Review: Brugal Siglo de Oro Rum

It isn’t every day that we’re treated to products that aren’t even sold in the U.S., but our good friends at Brugal sent this, Brugal‘s Siglo de Oro (“Golden Century”), for our consideration. It’s Brugal’s most prized rum, so rare it  is produced only once a year and doesn’t even appear on Brugal’s website. Fortunately,…

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Review: 2008 Chateau de Cosse Sauternes

This Sauternes comes from a holding of Chateau Rieussec, which is part of the Domaines Barons de Rothschild empire. This tiny property makes less than 5,000 cases of dessert wine each year, with prices kept low because it is aged only 16 to 18 months in used oak barrels. Grape varietals are 80 to 90%…

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Review: Parlage Perlini Carbonated Cocktail System

I have to confess, this device has been sitting in Drinkhacker HQ for close to a year now. It is, simply, a system for carbonating cocktails, sans seltzer. Now I love cocktails, and I love gadgets, so why have I feared this thing? For one reason, really: I’m reluctant to drink anything if I have…

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Now That’s What I Call Dessert

Fernet Ginger Float at Park Tavern — Fernet Branca ice cream, shot of Fernet, Fever Tree Ginger Beer. Related Stories: TapInfluence Interviews Editor in Chief Christopher Null Welcome to Drinkhacker 2018 Drinkhacker’s Turning 10, and You’re Winning a Bottle of Booker’s Bourbon! Recipes: Dessert Drinks with Kerrygold Irish Cream

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Review: Tillen Farms Garnishes

At long last high-quality Grenadine is widely available. (If you’re buying Rose’s — which is just red corn syrup — you’re missing out.) But who mourns the death of the Maraschino cherry? Once a reference to a Croatian marasca cherry preserved in maraschino liqueur, Maraschino cherries are now chemical-laden monstrosities that remain a staple of…

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