Review: Three Olives Root Beer Vodka and Triple Shot Espresso Vodka

Yes. Root beer. Vodka. Root beer vodka. One product. Not a joke. Three Olives now has a whopping 15 vodka flavors, so like the folks at Cruzan, coming up with something new to expand the line takes some work. This is a company, after all, that already has mango and watermelon vodkas, so what’s next.…

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Review: Spiegelau Beer Classics Glassware

Obviously most consumers don’t really give much thought toward presentation. I mean, if people cared how their drinks looked, the Solo Cup Company would be out of business. Crystal maker Spiegelau bucks the trend with a collection of “Beer Classics” crystal glassware. Three new glasses are available, a lager glass, a stemmed pilsner glass, and…

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Review: Corner Creek Bourbon

All week people have been asking about the odd, brown wine on the Drinkhacker “to review” shelf. It ain’t Chardonnay. It’s Corner Creek Reserve Bourbon Whiskey, which is sold in a traditional white wine bottle, much to the confusion of passers-by. Corner Creek is an artisan bourbon, aged eight years in oak, bottled at 88…

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Review: Trump Vodka

A certain high-profile executive would happily offer that Trump Vodka is the best vodka ever made. 200 times better than Grey Goose. At least. It’s right there on the bottle: “Trump: The World’s Finest Super Premium Vodka.” Apparently there was no additional room for “Duper” on the label. Such hyperbole has become synonymous with the…

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Sazerac: The Official Drink of New Orleans

With all its other problems taken care of, New Orleans has turned its attention to, at last, making the Sazerac the official drink of the city. The House has passed a resolution 62 to 33, declaring the classic cocktail the official NOLA tipple, which now goes to the Governor’s desk for his autograph. Take that,…

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Review: St. George Absinthe

The first (and, perhaps, only) American absinthe on the market, St. George Absinthe is arguably the best absinthe going today. If you can find it (and afford it), you’ll want to snap it up. First off, it’s greener than Lucid and far more powerful in flavor. While the nose is equally anise and room-filling, on…

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Review: Kubler Absinthe

Kübler is the next big name you’ll find on liquor store shelves in the newly budding absinthe section. Made in Switzerland, it’s 106 proof (comparably light for absinthe) and unique in one particularly (and uniquely Swiss, reportedly a means of end-running the absinthe ban of that lasted there for about 150 years) way: It’s nearly…

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Review: Lucid Absinthe

People of the Internet, you have been heard! I had intended this to be a weekend full of absinthe reviews, based on crushing, popular demand for more absinthe coverage, but the overwhelming heat in San Francisco (both yesterday and today were all-time-high record breakers here) kept me off of spirits and into lighter stuff. Finally,…

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