Review: Peg Leg Porker Tennessee Bourbon 15 Years Old

2 years ago we took a deep dive into the whiskeys of Peg Leg Porker, sourced Tennessee bourbons at a variety of ages, bottled by a local pitmaster after filtering through his own charcoal, after aging. What we missed at the time was PLP’s top expression, a 15 year old “Pitmaster Reserve” that was on…

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Review: NV Bonterra Bubbles Brut and Rose Sparkling Wine

Bonterra Organic Vineyards in Sonoma, California has been producing wines from organic grapes since 1987, focused on regenerative farming and sustainability practices in wine production. (And for avoidance of doubt, technically Bonterra’s wines are not “organic wines” since there are sulfites added, but instead they are wines made conventionally but with organic grapes.) And as…

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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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