Review: Tincup Straight Rye Whiskey

Colorado’s Tincup has taken sweet time expanding its offerings over the years. They debuted with their American Whiskey in 2014 followed by a 10-year-old American Whiskey in 2018 and then in 2020 this bottle, Tincup Straight Rye. While the first two Tincup whiskeys were a unique mix of sourced MGP bourbon and a small amount…

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Review: Graham’s Tawny Port 20 Years Old (2022)

Three years ago we took our first spin with Graham’s 20 year old tawny Port, and recently the winery sent us a fresh bottling to demonstrate what has (or hasn’t) changed. Turns out this Port has extreme consistency, offering a straightforward raisin character up front, touched with light notes of strawberry, moving to a strong…

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Review: Remus Gatsby Reserve 2022

After an impressive showing with Remus Repeal Reserve VI, Ross & Squibb Master Distiller Ian Stirsman has brought us yet another Gilded Age-themed special edition for 2022, Remus Gatsby Reserve. Like the Volstead Reserve release in 2019, this expression distinguishes itself from the Repeal Reserve line with a focus on older bourbon stocks, described as…

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Review: J.T. Meleck Louisiana Rice Whiskey

Bourbon has long defined the American whiskey business, though rye and single malts are fast-growing categories many drinkers are keeping close tabs on. But we may be witnessing the genesis of a newer homegrown spirit: American rice whiskey. With just a handful of producers, it’s a category whiskey drinkers can explore in a single sitting,…

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Review: 2022 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau and Beaujolais Rose Nouveau

It’s been a few years since we’ve dug into Beaujolais Nouveau, the (in)famous wine that marks the first production of the season — and is intended to be consumed before the year on the label is up. These fresh bottles won’t be around for long (we hope), so dig in while you can. 2022 Georges…

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Review: Diageo Scotch Whisky Special Releases 2022

Diageo’s Special Releases — its most prized Scotch whiskies in limited run formats — are here for 2022. And while you can try to ignore the insane messaging — with taglines like “the enchantress of the ruby solstice” — and the out-there bottle artwork, you certainly can’t ignore what’s in these bottles — all hitting…

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Review: Chattanooga Whiskey Bottled in Bond Fall 2018 Vintage

We’ve been trying our best to keep up with Tennessee’s Chattanooga Whiskey, but between their core Tennessee High Malts, extensive barrel finishes, and experimental batches, it’s a lot of whiskey to cover. After missing the first three releases of their Bottled in Bond series (part of the High Malt line), we finally got our hands…

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The Willy Wonka of Whisky: An Interview With Dr. Bill Lumsden (Part 2)

Today, Ardbeg is an iconic Scotch whisky brand with numerous awards, international name recognition, and the love of peatheads the world over. There’s even a fan club, the Ardbeg Committee, whose limited editions are some of the more coveted annual releases from Islay. But before Glenmorangie and Dr. Bill Lumsden came to its rescue in…

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