Book Review: Warehouse H: The Story of Blanton’s Bourbon

Blanton’s has reached such a point of saturation in the collective consciousness of bourbon folk that it’s lost all meaning. Both the name and the object. Is it a meme, is it collectible, is it overhyped… is it even any good? The answers are: Yes! Luckily, Dominic Guglielmi’s Warehouse H, based on his website of…

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Review: Ricava Tequila – Complete Lineup

Ricava is a new brand of 100% Blue Weber agave tequila that is shaking things up with some unusual aging choices. In addition to a traditional Añejo Tequila, today we’ll be trying an expression that was aged in French oak Burgundy barrels as well as one that was aged in deep-charred American oak barrels. These…

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Review: Casey Jones Distillery Total Eclipse Moonshine and Bourbon

Up next in eclipse tie-in booze is a pair of products from Casey Jones Distillery, based on Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Hopkinsville won’t quite be in the path of totality during next week’s eclipse, but it was in the path during the 2017 eclipse — and it’ll be close enough in 2024 to warrant making a celebratory moonshine…

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Review: Indri Diwali Collector’s Edition 2023 Indian Single Malt

Piccadily Distilleries’ Indri Indian whisky brand gets a special edition in the form of this late-breaking release from the tail end of 2023: Indri Diwali Collector’s Edition 2023 is limited to just 450 bottles, and is a peated single malt that undergoes maturation in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. No age statement. It’s a wildly different…

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Review: 2022 Lyric Pinot Noir Monterey County

Lyric Pinot Noir is just hitting the market and should not be confused with Lyric by Etude. The new Lyric is made with grapes from Monterey County, California and aged in 25% new French Oak. On the nose and palate, this wine shows bright cranberry and tart cherry along with a touch of spice. Gentle…

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Review: 2XO The Tribute Blend and Oak Series – American Oak

Dixon Dedman’s 2XO juggernaut continues with the launch of a third limited edition whiskey in the Icon series — The Tribute Blend — and his first “everyday drinker,” the first 2XO to be a permanent offering. This new Oak Series will include a series of whiskeys at a lower price point and which undergo “an innovative…

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Review: Dogfish Head Nordic Spring

Skål! For the Nords, spring has sprung. The inaugural entry in Dogfish Head‘s 2024 Off-Centered Art Series, this is actually a rerelease of a beer that first debuted in 2022. Snazzed up in Moominian garb by Atlanta screen printers Methane Studios, this hazy IPA is brewed with Norwegian Kveik yeast, wild juniper berries, orange peel,…

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Review: Smokehead Twisted Stout Scotch Whisky

Just when we thought that we had covered every smoke-filled iteration of Smokehead single malt, we discover yet another unique spin on this heavy metal-inspired Scotch whisky. For this latest offering, Ian Macleod Distillers has taken their sourced Islay single malt (rumored to come from Lagavulin or Caol Ila) and finished a portion of it…

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