Review: Deschutes Brewery The Dissident Peach 2021

Deschutes has made a number of special edition versions of its popular Dissident sour, including this one, fermented with Oregon peaches. The finished ale is aged in oak barrels much like the standard bottling. Rather tougher and hoarier than I was expecting, the peach character doesn’t really show up until late in the game, leaving…

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Review: Dubliner Irish Whiskey and Honeycomb Liqueur

Irish whiskey continues its rise with the relaunch of Dubliner — or The Dubliner, if you like — which slaps a new logo and bottle design on its two permanent expressions plus an ongoing “beer cask series” of special editions. We didn’t get any of those to check out, but we did receive the mainline…

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Review: NV Sweet Bitch Moscato Rose

Yes, you’re reading this right. A rose of moscato — from Italy — in an opaque pink bottle, called Sweet Bitch. At all of 6% abv, it’s hard to imagine a more harmless bottle of wine — despite the evil eyes staring out at you, and despite the incredible sweetness. Hey, this is moscato, after…

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Review: Deep Eddy Lime Vodka

  From the folks that brought you Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka comes Deep Eddy Lime Vodka, made with real limes and, well, tasting like real limes. This vodka — now part of the Heaven Hill empire — is tart, sour stuff, made with real lime in a way that shows. The nose smells just like…

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Review: Balcones Pilgrimage, Luckenbach, and Texas Bock (2021)

Whiskeys from Balcones, arguably Texas’s best-known distillery, have been stacking up here at Drinkhacker HQ. Today we’re killing a trilogy of bottles, including two new releases and the second edition of another well-liked expression. Balcones Pilgrimage – Texas single malt made from Golden Promise barley, aged in used casks and finished in Sauternes casks. No…

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Review: 3 2020 Roses from Provence

The Provence region of France is perhaps the most popular source for rosé wines in the world. Today we sample three that draw from different vineyards and have different grape breakdowns. Let’s see how they compare. 2020 Berne Romance – 40% Grenache Noir, 30% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, 15% Merlot. Pale pink in color, this rosé…

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Review: Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum South Africa Mhoba 2017

It’s perhaps the most exotic rum yet from indie bottlers Holmes Cay: a rum from South Africa’s Mhoba Distillery, marking the first time any rum from South Africa has ever been sold in the U.S. Some details on this 2017 vintage bottling, which was turned out from just 4 casks: The Mhoba Distillery uses hand-cut…

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Review: 2021 OG de Negoce Holiday Party Picks

Last month we took some time to review some of the offerings from Cameron Hughes’ OG de Négoce (pronounced “day nuh-go-shay”) fall portfolio. The framework of this extension of the Hughes brand takes a chance on the wine futures market, curating selections from various vineyards at lower prices than those found on actual vineyard labels.…

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