Review: Hiatus Tequila Reposado

Hiatus Tequila is a new premium brand which launched in 2018, but we only recently received a sample to check out — and only the reposado. It’s founded by Kristopher DeSoto, a former helicopter salesman, and is produced in collaboration with third generation tequila makers La Cofradía near the town of Tequila from blue agave…

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Review: Wines of Domaine Bousquet, 2021 Releases

Over the last several years Argentina’s Domaine Bousquet has quietly made headway into the U.S. market, offering everything from high-end table wines to sparkling offerings to box wines from its portfolio. We recently had the opportunity to sit via Zoom with Domaine Bousquet’s agronomist Franco Bastias and owner Anne Bousquet. The seminar tackled everything from…

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Review: Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Caribbean Rum Cask

Stranahan’s has long built a reputation for its 100% Colorado-born single malt whiskey, to the point where it has recently begun branching out into special edition releases. The latest is this “Distillery Exclusive,” a 5 year old malt finished in Caribbean rum casks for an undisclosed length of time. Ready to dive in? Here goes:…

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Review: Firestone Walker Mind Haze Citrus Cyclone, Hopical Crush, and Tiki Smash (2021)

If there’s one thing (besides quality) Firestone Walker can hang their hat on, it’s the ability to thematically put together a variety twelve-pack of their offerings which make sense and are easy to enjoy from to the next without facing abrupt transitions. This time around, they’ve gone tropical with a trio of flavored IPAs. Each…

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Review: James Ownby Reserve Tennessee Bourbon

With James Ownby Reserve Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Gatlinburg, Tennessee-based Ole Smoky Distillery takes another step away from its moonshine roots, with a real Tennessee whiskey — or Tennessee bourbon, as they call it — now on the market. The whiskey is sourced stock from unstated parts — though it has to be in Tennessee…

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Review: NV Cameron Hughes Lot 841 Lambrusco

And now for something completely different from America’s favorite negociant, Cameron Hughes: a Lambrusco. I can’t recall Hughes diving deep into the sparkling wine world, and definitely anything made with this oft-maligned grape. If you need a primer, just ask your grandparents or parents; they made Lambrusco one of the top-selling imports during the ’70s…

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Review: Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Special Release 2021 – Coy Hill High Proof

Jack Daniel’s has been putting out special release whiskeys for a few years now, and its 2021 release is a doozy: Coy Hill High Proof, aged on the top ricks of its oldest barrel houses, which are located on Coy Hill, the highest hill on the Jack Daniel Distillery property in Lynchburg, Tennessee. These barrels…

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Book Review: The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures

Drinking a well-made beer is a simple joy often taken for granted. There are so many possible ways a brewmaster can deliver a beer that ruins the graceful experience. Overly hopped, out of balanced, excessively syruped, for example. There’s also the very real possibility that someone can write a book that makes drinking beer feel…

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