Review: 1934 Bloody Mary Mix Original

1934 produces barbeque sauce and bloody mary mixes — which, when you get down to it, aren’t all that different. Today we busy ourselves with the latter, of which 1934 only makes one variety at present. It’s solid stuff, not too thick, and clearly loaded with Worcestershire, horseradish, and a vinegary kick. Plenty of garlic…

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Review: Fortuna Bourbon

If I were to ask you for a “bourbon-y bourbon” what exactly might come to mind? If you have a mind at all in line with Pablo Moix then you’ll find your answer with his newest release, Fortuna Bourbon. While it may seem that reviving long-forgotten whiskey brands is en vogue these days, it should…

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Review: Benromach 21 Years Old

Speyside single malt Benromach shook things up in 2020 with a big rebrand reportedly inspired by the distillery in Forres, Scotland. The former heavily italicized, freehand script was traded for a more eye-catching (and legible) block form that mimics one of the signs over their kiln. For past bottlings, the label coloring was a bit…

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Book Review: Last Call

What’s the last drink you’d want before you die? I’ve been thinking about this since cracking open Last Call, but still haven’t made up my mind. Maybe a Zombie. Something to go out with a bang, and something immediately delicious and decadent. Definitely not something like a Martini or a Negroni… though some 30 year old…

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Review: Maestro Dobel 50 Silver Oak Tequila

Maestro Dobel is back again with another ultra-luxe tequila bottling in the Dobel 50 lineup, this one called Dobel 50 Silver Oak. The concept this time around takes a 100% agave extra anejo Lowlands tequila and finishes it in Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon wine barrels. As far as production details go, that’s about all we…

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Review: Stone Imperial Stout and Stone Imperial Stout Whiskey

Stone Brewing Company recently partnered with Foundry Distilling Company of Des Moines, Iowa to create Stone Imperial Stout Whiskey. Here’s how the whiskey is made, per Stone: “The wort of Stone Imperial Stout (liquid resulting from the first stage of the brewing process), was distilled and aged in charred oak barrels, creating the distillery’s first…

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Review: Five Trail Blended American Whiskey Batch 002

You know you’ve hit peak whiskey when Coors gets in on the game. Molson Coors, in fact, started its whiskey operation in September 2021 with the launch of Five Trail Blended American Whiskey. This eluded us at the time, but now the brand is out with batch 002, a blend made in partnership with Bardstown…

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Review: Espolon Tequila Cristalino

Espolon has emerged as one of the reliable workhorses of the relatively low-cost tequila world, but that hasn’t prevented the company from moving into six-year-old anejos and, now, a cristalino expression. It’s made from Espolon’s anejo as a base, “with a touch of extra Añejo,” then filtered through charcoal to clarify it. Tougher and more…

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