Review: Lost Lantern Spring 2023 Single Cask Releases

Indie bottler Lost Lantern continues its focus on unique American craft whiskeys with its latest single cask collection. The four bottlings comprising the Spring 2023 cohort feature some of their oldest offerings yet from the likes of Westland, Watershed, and Corbin Cash, all bottled without filtration and at cask strength. A bit about this bunch…

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Review: Le Portteus Red Wine Decanter

Every wine lover needs a decanter on hand for the occasional aeration task. Not every decanter needs to cost a fortune. A pint glass will even work in a pinch if you need to get some air into your wine and remove sediment. Understandably, many wine drinkers look for a little elegance when decanting wine:…

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Review: Barrell Bourbon Batch 34

There have been so many Barrell batches over the years of such reliable quality that bourbon lovers can be forgiven for becoming a bit bored by them. Don’t get me wrong. I mean that as a compliment. Few brands have achieved that kind of consistency with such a truly small batch product. So much so,…

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Review: Deschutes Brewery Tropical Fresh IPA

Another fruit-heavy IPA from Deschutes is upon us, and while this one is not made with actual fruit, it does feature Mosaic, Simcoe, Strata, and Experimental 586 hops, the lattermost of which I have to assume are responsible for the burst of pineapple that flows forth from this brew, backed up by a squeeze of…

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Review: Tequila Don Julio Rosado

More off the wall, upmarket expressions are arriving from our friends at Don Julio, the latest being Rosado, a reposado tequila finished in ruby Port barrels for at least four months. The result is a delightfully pink tequila that looks like a rose wine but which offers an intense nose of peppery agave, touched lightly…

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Review: Ullo Wine Special Edition Aerating Decanter

The first thing you notice when pulling Üllo’s (“oo-low”) Special Edition decanter from its sleek, glyph-heavy packaging containing the entire purifying system? The beautiful design. No doubt inspired by mid-20th-century Scandinavian designers, it is worth taking a few moments to watch how the curved lines overlap and perform optical illusions on its neck and base.…

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Review: Edinburgh Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur and Gin (2023)

Since we last encountered Edinburgh Gin over a decade ago, the brand’s portfolio has exploded with a bevy of gin expressions as well as flavored gins and liqueurs. There’s a lot to get to, but today we’ll take a small bite out of the lineup with a review of Edinburgh’s Rhubarb & Ginger Gin and…

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Review: Wines of Dutcher Crossing, Summer 2023 Releases

We’re longtime fans of Sonoma-based Dutcher Crossing, and today we’re checking out three new releases for 2023, including our first sparkling from the winery, a chardonnay, and a top-shelf, reserve cabernet that’s been mellowing for six years. NV Dutcher Crossing Posterity Reserve Blanc de Blancs – Fresh and lively, this is a classic California chardonnay-based…

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