Review: Filibuster Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon 5 Years Old

Virginia’s Filibuster has been producing craft spirits for years, maturing to the point where it has finally released its own bonded bourbon offering. This five year old whiskey is made from local Shenandoah Valley grains (corn, rye, barley; no proportions stated) and water, with 12 barrels produced in total. Soft and supple, this is a…

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Book Review: How to Make the Best Coffee at Home

It always feels like a flippant cop-out to reply “the one that’s in your hand right now” whenever someone asks me the name of the best (insert style of spirit here) they can procure, but any other response I could offer would send them on a wild goose chase that will, more often than not,…

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Review: Chattanooga Whiskey Founder’s 10th Anniversary Blend

To celebrate 10 years in business, Chattanooga earlier this year dropped its Founder’s 10th Anniversary Blend, which is composed of “three whiskey recipes” distilled in both Chattanooga, Tennessee and in Indiana by MGP. I don’t have a perfect understanding of how this blend comes together, but here’s what the company says: It’s made with “two…

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Book Review: The Wine Bible (3rd Edition)

There’s a high probability that Karen MacNeil has forgotten more about wine than most of us will ever know. Over 700 pages in length, this 3rd edition has made many significant upgrades over the first two printings: color coding, 400 new photos, sharper infographics, new sections on Great Britain, Israel, and Croatia, as well as…

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24 Reasons to Get the Flaviar Advent Calendar These Holidays

ADVERTISEMENT The most anticipated Whiskey gift of the season is back! Whiskey fans, heads up—here’s a gift that’ll surely warm your hearts and throats. Flaviar Advent Calendar, the always-sold-out box of holiday Spirits, gives the flavor explorers at heart a chance to taste a premium Whiskey every day of Advent—that’s 24 days of exquisite tasting…

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Review: Sagamore Spirit Rye Rum Cask Finish

  It was only a matter of time before Sagamore Spirit turned its finishing eyes to the venerable rum barrel, with this blend of 5- to 6-year-old MGP rye whiskeys spending 10 extra months in a mix of South American and Jamaican rum barrels. It’s worth noting that Sagamore seems to have now dropped the…

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Review: Montelobos Mezcal Joven – Ensamble and Pechuga

Last time we checked in with Montelobos, the company’s offerings centered around two hallmark expressions, namely their tobala and espadin. In the past year, the Campari-owned brand has expanded with two more (and quite different) expressions: an ensamble and pechuga. The ensamble blend originates in Puebla and is primarily made using papalote agave and “complemented…

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Review: Russell’s Reserve Bourbon Single Rickhouse Camp Nelson C

You’ve had single barrel whiskey, but what about single rickhouse? Whiskey that may not have been produced at the same time, but which has all been matured in the same building. It’s kind of a genius idea, and it’s the basis for a new series of whiskeys from Wild Turkey’s Russell’s Reserve. The new Single Rickhouse…

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