Review: Indri Trini – The Three Wood Indian Single Malt

More and more whisky from India continues to land on our shores, the most recent a single malt from Piccadilly Distilleries called Indri, which is distilled in Indri, Haryana, and made from indigenous barley grown in Rajasthan. This is the first Indian whisky to be produced in three different wooden barrels, hence the “Three Wood”…

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The Top 10 Rums of 2022

The resurgence of once hard-to-find brands like Foursquare and Hampden — along with an increasingly impressive showing from independent rum bottlers — are driving the rum world to some incredible heights. If your last encounter with rum left you with a cloying, sugar-drenched taste in your mouth, it’s time to dip back into the category.…

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Tasting the Wines of Georgia (the Country), 2022 Releases

Today we delve in to a handful of wines from Georgia — the country, not the state — mostly comprising indigenous grape varieties you’ve never heard of. Two of the wines in the mix are amber wines, which is essentially the O.G. version of modern orange wine — made with white wine grapes, aged on…

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Review: Old Elk Infinity Blend 2022

MGP veteran Greg Metze’s Old Elk line got its first Infinity Blend in 2021 (we missed it), and 2022 saw a second version coming out. A fifth of the 2022 release is made up of the prior blend, which makes it indeed “infinity” in nature. What else is in the mix? This year, Metze has put…

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Review: Hard Truth Master’s Reserve Sweet Mash Rye – RW-3, RW-4, and RW-6

Indiana-based distillery Hard Truth is looking to instill a new tradition around the holidays with annual limited (extremely limited) releases of flavored specially roasted malted rye whiskeys. In 2022 they kick started this collection with first three of the series – Chocolate Malt, Caramel Malt, and Malted Rye – as further described below: Launched on…

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Review: St. George Single Malt Whiskey 40th Anniversary

  It’s hard to believe that California’s St. George Spirits has been producing booze for 40 years, but here we are. To mark the occasion, the company has launched a 40th Anniversary Edition of its iconic St. George Single Malt Whiskey, limited to 1982 bottles (get it?) which ” bring together decades of craftsmanship and our…

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Review: Ruddell’s Mill Bourbon and Rye – Double Cask Releases

We covered the whiskeys of Ruddell’s Mill about a year ago, all sourced whiskeys from Kentucky that are bottled in New Jersey. Now we’re back with two new, but very limited edition releases, both double-casked before bottling. You can get the whole backstory on Ruddell’s Mill at the above link. Production details and tasting notes…

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Review: Benriach Malting Season and Smoke Season 2022

In 2021 Benriach launched two new editions called Malting Season and Smoke Season, annual NAS special editions designed to showcase floor malting techniques and the use of peated malt, both of which are rare in Speyside. Now the second editions of each whisky are here, so let’s dive in. Benriach Malting Season 2022 – Another banger…

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