Review: Sheringham Seaside Gin

Gin hasn’t been spared from the growing terroir trend, which is fine by me since I have an easier time grasping a “sense of place” in a spirit that can essentially be flavored with local botanicals. A few coastal distilleries have even gone so far as to incorporate unique aquatic elements – things like kelp…

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Review: Kentucky Owl Mardi Gras XO Cask Rye

First St. Patrick’s Day and now Mardi Gras. What holiday will Kentucky Owl celebrate next? (Arbor Day! -Ed.) Kentucky Owl Mardi Gras XO Cask debuted late last fall, alongside another pricey bottling, Batch 12 Bourbon, and well in advance of the Big Easy’s famous Carnival season. It’s been several years since Stoli offered a Kentucky Owl…

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Review: Canerock Jamaican Spiced Rum

Do you like your spiced rum sweet? Well, have I got a rum for you. Canerock, coming to us from the folks at Maison Ferrand (which owns Plantation), has an incredible pedigree, sourced using 100% aged Jamaican rum (5 to 10 years old) from Long Pond and Clarendon, two of the most renowned distilleries on…

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Review: Glenmorangie A Midwinter Night’s Dram

No, not that A Midwinter Nights Dram. This is a single malt from the beloved Highland Scotch producer Glenmorangie. You’ve probably never even seen this bottle on a shelf since it was a limited edition released only in the United Kingdom way back in the fall of 2015, when the world was a simpler, less…

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Review: Nocheluna Sotol

Sotol — made from various species of the Dasylirion plant instead of agave — is on the rise in the U.S. — as well as in Mexico, where it originated in the state of Chihuahua. Nocheluna is the OG version of the stuff, hailing from Chihuahua and made by fourth generation Maestro Vinatero Don Eduardo…

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Review: Ferrari-Carano 2019 Tre Terre and 2018 Tresor

It’s been a while since we’ve spent time with Sonoma County’s Ferrari-Carano, and today we take a fresh look at two of its most classic wine expressions, a bold chardonnay and F-C’s classic Bordeaux blend. 2019 Ferrari-Carano Tre Terre Chardonnay Russian River Valley – Creamy, vanilla-laced, and lemon-fueled, this tastes like it could be a…

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Review: Diageo Orphan Barrel Project Muckety-Muck Single Grain Scotch 26 Years Old

It’s time for the third and final edition of Muckety-Muck, the well-aged single grain Scotch whisky in Diageo’s Orphan Barrel Project. What started at 24 years old and then hit 25 is now retiring at the ripe old age of 26. As with its forebears, this is old Port Dundas, bottled with a pig and tartan…

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Review: 2021 Sandro de Bruno Lessini Durello 36 Mesi Dosaggio Zero

This Italian sparkling wine made with 100% durrella grapes is crafted in the “metodo classico,” which is the Italian term for Méthode Champenoise, in which secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle. It spent 36 months on the lees and has zero dosage, which means it has no residual sugar. Quite distinctive, let’s pour a…

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