Review: 4 Buzzard’s Roost Whiskeys, 2022 Releases

Buzzard’s Roost got a quiet start in 2020, and now the Louisville-based brand is on a tear, with at least eight expressions of bourbon and rye now available. In late 2021, bottling, aging, and finishing operations moved to Bardstown Bourbon Company; all spirits however are still sourced from MGP in Indiana. We recently received a…

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Review: Wyoming Whiskey Outryder 2021 and Single Barrel Bourbon 2021

We’re way, way, way late to the game with these two Wyoming Whiskey releases, which hit at the tail end of 2021 and got lost in the sample shuffle at that time. But better late than never, I’d like to think, so here we go with two big offerings from Wyoming, one of the best…

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The Top 10 Beers of 2022

Summer’s in full swing, and many a young man’s mind turns to beer if for no other reason than to cool down a bit. Our fourth annual Top 10 Beers of the Year list is here to help you make sense of an increasingly crowded market with a look at 10 top brews that made…

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Review: Wines of St. Francis, 2022 Releases

Two new budget-friendly wines from Sonoma’s St. Francis. Let’s give ’em a try. 2020 St. Francis Chardonnay Sonoma County – Brightly fruity with lots of lemon, edged with tropical notes. The oak and vanilla here aren’t overwhelming, but work well to complement the moderated fruit notes, which tilt at tangerine and, eventually, strawberry. Some floral…

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Review: Zaya Rum – Cocobana and Alta Fuerza

Zaya rum — made in Trinidad and Tobago — recently dropped two new unusual expressions — the first line extension for the brand, ever. Both are blends that include rum up to 16 years old, and one is lightly flavored. We received them both for review. Thoughts follow. Zaya Cocobana Rum – Flavored with banana,…

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Bar Review: The Bungalow Kitchen, Tiburon, California

One doesn’t typically expect DJs and bottle service in the sleepy town of Tiburon, right across the water from San Francisco, but that’s what’s on tap after hours at this luxe restaurant and bar, launched by SF scene-maker Michael Mina and partner Brent Bolthouse. The Bungalow Kitchen invited Drinkhacker to sample its wares on a…

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Review: Rossville Union Straight Rye Barrel Proof (2022)

Rossville Union is a straight rye whiskey in Luxco’s growing category of house brands is and produced out of Lawrenceburg, Indiana. If this makes you think MGP, you would be right. Luxco recently renamed the producer of its house branded spirits Ross & Squibb Distillery, formerly included under the overall MGP distillery umbrella. (MGP continues…

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Review: Red Wines of San Felice, 2022 Releases

Recently we reviewed a pair of wines from Italy’s San Felice. We’re back with a second shot of these wines, all sangiovese-based offerings. 2019 San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva – A soft Chianti, with gentle cherry and strawberry notes, a touch of vanilla, and a distinct note of milk chocolate clinging to the…

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