Review: 2019 Wedding Oak Aglianico Texas Hill Country

Now that Drinkhacker HQ has officially relocated to Austin, you can expect to start seeing more coverage of southern products here, courtesy of proximity if nothing else. Today we crack into a Texas Hill Country wine from Wedding Oak Winery in San Saba, Texas. This Aglianico — a traditional Italian grape — was limited to…

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Review: Woodford Reserve Distillery Series – Toasted Oak Oat Grain Bourbon

Now that the Woodford Reserve Distillery Series is back in action, we’re excited to see what oddities the wizards in Versailles will keep coming up with. This new release has two twists: It starts with Woodford Reserve Oat Grain Bourbon, then finishes it in a heavily toasted secondary barrel. As always, this release is primarily…

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Review: 5 Bold Italian Wines, 2022 Releases

Italy is a world of wine unto itself which produces a broad range of varietals and styles that don’t always make their way to the U.S. But there are efforts underway to expand the varietals that can be found on our shores, and today we’ll be reviewing five excellent Italian wines that may be new…

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Review: Sagamore Spirit Rye 8 Years Old (2021)

The release last year of Sagamore Spirit’s first bottled-in-bond rye, made entirely in-house at their Baltimore distillery, somewhat overshadowed the release of this whiskey, an eight-year-old Reserve Series offering distilled on contract in Indiana. While the distillery’s Reserve Series has typically focused on unique finishes like tequila and calvados, Sagamore kept things simple with this…

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Review: Onda Tequila Seltzer – Watermelon, Grapefruit and Blood Orange

Onda is a brand of tequila seltzers that leads with its lifestyle credo of “endless summer in a can,” replete with a retro vibe website that evokes the “surf style of the ’90s.” The drinks comprise blended tequila blanco, seltzer, and real fruit juice, nothing more, not even added sweeteners. (Though note: one never can…

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Review: The Gladstone Axe Blended Scotch – American Oak and Black Axe

The Gladstone Axe is a blended Scotch line created in honor of William Gladstone, who served as Prime Minister of Britain four times during the reign of Queen Victoria. There are two whiskies in the line, both made from 100% malt whiskies; no grain whisky in the mix. The Gladstone Axe American Oak Whisky is…

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Review: 2022 Garrison Brothers Bourbon Brawl Cocktail Kit

Last month, our friends at Garrison Brothers Distillery launched a cocktail competition to unearth the very best cocktail made using their unique Texas bourbon. The winner was crowned: Albert Pero III from New York. (New York!?), the founder and creator of Spirit for Spirits, “a bartending battle YouTube show that highlights all the amazing things…

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Review: Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky – Legend wWw 10th Anniversary Edition

Penderyn’s Legend bottling isn’t a new whisky, and this expression, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of Women Who Whiskey, doesn’t shift its focus perceptibly, aging initially in ex-bourbon casks and finishing in Madeira barriques. Why select this whisky for a wWw collaboration? Easy: Penderyn‘s distilling and blending team in Wales is entirely female. 3000 bottles…

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