Review: Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Diamond Peak (2022)

Colorado-based Stranahan’s has made its limited-edition Diamond Peak an annual affair. For 2022, the brand takes its standard malt whiskey, aged for 4 years in new American oak barrels, then finishes in single malt whiskey barrels from Ireland’s Bushmills for more than 3 additional years. That’s a unique, 7 year old American single malt. Let’s…

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Review: Alberta Premium Cask Strength Rye (2022)

Long an under the radar producer for much of North America’s sourced rye (at least for U.S. consumers), Beam Suntory-owned Alberta Distillers has been leaning into their house brands under the Alberta Premium banner since 2020. That year marked the first American release of Alberta Premium Cask strength, and in 2022, the brand’s 80 proof…

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Review: Expresiones del Corazon Barrel-Aged Tequila George T. Stagg Anejo 2021

We’ve been writing about Corazon’s special edition tequilas, which are aged in some of Buffalo Trace’s most prized whiskey casks, for a solid nine years. Unlike the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, the tequilas change from year to year. 2013 — when this collaboration was introduced — is the last time we tasted one that spent…

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Review: McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt Whiskey 3 Years Old and 6 Years Old

Oregon’s Clear Creek Distillery lays claim to distilling the first American single malt, way back before the whiskey boom was booming. Chris reviewed Clear Creek’s 3-year-old McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt over a decade ago and praised it as “better than Lagavulin,” the Islay Scotch to which the whiskey is often compared on account of the…

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Review: Wolves Whiskey Signature Blend

Wolves Whiskey hit the scene in 2019 to both great fanfare and mystery, launched by footwear moguls Jon Buscemi and James Bond (yes, I know), and distilled by Charbay veteran and Friend of Drinkhacker Marko Karakasevic in Northern California. While the first batches of Wolves — distilled from stout (sounds familiar), pilsner, and rye; just 898…

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Review: Garrison Brothers Laguna Madre Bourbon (2022)

Noting, as others so often do, that “everything is bigger in Texas” speaks directly to the flavor profile of most whiskeys coming out of the Lone Star State. Because of Texas’ intense heat, the influence that oak has on these whiskeys tends to be far more pronounced at a younger age than comparable products from,…

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Review: Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2022 Edition

Stagg is back, baby! With the latest release of one of the most highly coveted whiskey collections produced anywhere, the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection returns to its full complement of five whiskeys, including the big daddy Bruiser, George T. Stagg. Details follow for each of the offerings, but if you’d like to read some past…

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Review: Bardstown Bourbon Rye Finished in Infrared Toasted Cherry Oak

Bardstown Bourbon Company‘s calling card is innovation. It’s what they’ve been known for since they were founded back in 2014, and it’s what they continue to stake their reputation on as they add a cavalcade of unique blends and finished products to their ever-expanding portfolio. The latest entrant in that portfolio continues the tradition by…

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