Review: Michter’s Single Barrel Straight Rye 10 Years Old 2022

Looking forward to Michter’s 10 year old whiskey annual releases? This year you’re getting just one: the 2022 bottling of Michter’s 10 Year Old Rye. As always, this is a single barrel release of sourced Kentucky rye albeit one not bottled at cask strength. The good news is it’s a winning release for the producer,…

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Review: Three 2020 Siduri Pinot Noir Wines

Siduri specializes in pinot noir, but from a wide swath of regions — the entire west coast, actually. Today we look at three pinots from the 2020 vintage, two from California and one from Oregon — and all very different. Here’s an instructive look into three very different wines from the same grape and same…

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Review: WhistlePig PiggyBack 100% Rye 6 Years Old – Big Papi Edition

There are crazy gimmicks and then there is this special edition of WhistlePig’s PiggyBack 6 year old rye, a whiskey that was formerly most famous for being Dave Pickerell’s final product produced for the Vermont operation. Now, it’s the base for the mother of all stunts: An edition of PiggyBack that is finished with baseball…

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Review: GlenAllachie 10 Years Old Cask Strength Batch 7

Chris tasted a bevy of age-stated GlenAllachie expressions back in 2020 when the brand had just begun popping up on U.S. liquor store shelves. The 10 year old, the only cask strength expression in the core range, wasn’t exactly the star of the show at the time, but six iterations later, we’ve been given the…

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Review: Dewar’s The Champions Edition 19 Years Old (2022)

This year’s U.S. Open Championship has already come and gone. I don’t even remember who won because, honestly, I have trouble staying awake while watching golf (which doesn’t mean I don’t thoroughly enjoy watching). The tournament may be in the history books, but for the second year in a row, Dewar’s is offering a liquid…

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Review: Bruto Americano

St. George’s Bruto Americano is a kissing cousin to Campari, bracingly bitter and bright red… and ready for your next Negroni. Against Campari, the California-distilled amaro is a touch more bitter — while also offering piney elements on the nose. This evergreen character becomes more distinct as the spirit opens up in the glass, lending…

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Review: The Dalmore 21 Years Old

Recently, The Dalmore quietly released a new expression with understandably little fanfare. This special edition is limited to just 1000 bottles in the U.S., a 21 year old single malt that has been finished in “hand-selected 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry casks, unique to The Dalmore” after an initial maturation in bourbon barrels. We…

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Review: 2021 Justin Rose Central Coast

We’re back for another round with Justin Rose, a Paso Robles-adjacent wine that is again composed mostly from syrah but who knows what else. It’s a friendly, floral-forward wine — departing from the house style which tends to be heavier on red berries — with stronger acidity than I recall from the wine, giving it…

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