A Visit to Garrison Brothers Distillery

Garrison Brothers may not be the largest distillery in the world (or even in Texas), but damn if it isn’t one of the friendliest. Pull into Garrison Brothers’ Hye-based facility and you’ll find yourself immediately immersed in something more akin to a bourbon-soaked playground than a stuffy distillery experience. Wholly unserious, your experience begins on…

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Review: Filthy Cocktail Kits and Garnishes

Filthy is based in Miami and is the latest contender in the cocktail kit arena trying to raise the bar (this pun was unavoidable) for the DIY home classic cocktail game. Filthy was founded by Daniel Singer because, well, accordingly to the website, “He loved cocktails but couldn’t understand why the best bartenders were using…

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Review: Uncle Nearest Single Barrel Black Label Premium Whiskey

Uncle Nearest will likely be catching its breath for a bit in 2023 after their rapid launch of new releases to close out 2022. We’ve already covered the trifecta of new rye whiskey offerings, the last of which was a single barrel distillery exclusive. As if to remind their adoring fans they hadn’t completely forgotten…

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Review: Wines of Casa Ferreirinha, 2023 Releases

No matter if it’s a spirit, beer, or wine, a well-done history lesson whenever a company decides to christen a product in tribute is always appreciated. I’m not speaking of the person who starts a company because they found their great-great-grandfather’s best friend’s secret recipe stored away in a scrapbook in a family attic, found…

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Review: Rabbit Hole Founder’s Collection Raceking Bourbon (2023)

Raceking, first released in 2020 as part of Rabbit Hole’s limited-edition Founder’s Collection series, will now be an annual fall release for the brand, marking the first consistent ultra-premium offering in their portfolio. As a reminder, this whiskey is bottled at cask strength and made from a unique five-grain mashbill that includes a small portion…

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Review: San Felice 2019 Il Grigio Chianti Classic Riserva and and 2017 Campiogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Six months ago, Christopher reviewed a trio of wines from the venerable San Felice. He deliberated whether a bit more time in the bottle may smooth some of the sharper edges of these otherwise enjoyable bottles. Today we’re putting his theory to the test and uncorking a pair of them for re-discovery. 2019 San Felice…

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Review: Bardstown Bourbon Origin Series Bourbon, Bottled-in-Bond, and Rye

The wait is finally over. Fans of Bardstown Bourbon Co. can now partake in whiskey distilled and aged entirely at their state-of-the-art distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. This wasn’t exactly a surprise. BBCo. has been sharing small amounts of its estate-distilled bourbon since 2019 via the recently retired Fusion Series, which saw sourced whiskey married with…

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Review: Ballotin Chocolate Toffee Whiskey

Our last encounter with Ballotin‘s (many) chocolate whiskey flavors was back in 2016. Since then, the company’s continued to innovate on the choco-whiskey tip, including this new release, Chocolate Toffee. The flavor design should be fairly self-explanatory, and for the most part Ballotin comes through with this expression. There’s chocolate on the nose, plus an…

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