Review: Green River Rye

I suppose it was only a matter of time before Green River introduced a rye whiskey to their lineup. I’m honestly surprised we didn’t see it earlier. Rye is often the first offering from a new label, but we’ve already been spoiled with a trifecta of impressive bourbons from the Owensboro outfit. This latest is…

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Review: Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch A124 (January 2024)

2024’s first special edition version of Larceny Barrel Proof is here, as always a cask strength wheated bourbon, no age statement. Larceny Barrel Proof always tends toward sweeter exuberance, and this release is no different, featuring a big bomb of butterscotch and vanilla, garnished with a curl of lemon peel. Toasty oak notes build as…

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Review: Wyoming Whiskey National Parks No. 3 Limited Edition Bourbon

Wyoming Whiskey dropped the third installment in their National Parks Collection last fall, this time paying tribute to the Grand Teton National Park with a substantial $150,000 donation to the park’s philanthropic partner, the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. It’s an impressive gesture that speaks to the importance of Grand Teton not just for Wyoming…

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Review: 2020 Opaque Paso Robles Tannat

Tannat is a varietal associated largely with the nation of Uruguay, which is also a nation associated with soccer legend Edinson Cavani and author/politician Eduardo Acevedo Díaz. Non-Uruguayan, Paso-Robles-based winery Opaque keeps Tannat in its rotation of annual releases, and we’re reviewing the latest offering. I’ve rarely encountered a stateside Tannat, but I am told…

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Review: Jack Daniel’s 12 Years Old Batch 2 and 10 Years Old Batch 3 (2024)

Another year on, JD’s age-stated whiskey series continues — and while it will forever aggravate me that the 10 year old and 12 year old expressions will likely forever be one batch number apart, I’m willing to set that aside in anticipation of enjoying a top-shelf product. As a refresher, these two whiskeys are standard…

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Review: 6 Firestone Walker IPAs, 2024 Releases

Firestone Walker never met a beer style it didn’t like, and while it is constantly churning out sours, barrel-aged expressions, iconic lagers, and more, it’s the IPAs that Firestone really seems to gravitate to. Lately, the brand has dropped three different mixed-IPA cases, all featuring something new and something old. Today we look at 6…

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Review: Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum – Trinidad 2012 11 Years Old and Barbados 2009 Premier Cru

Holmes Cay recently dropped two new of its single cask rum releases, both from familiar islands in the Caribbean — and both with some interesting backstory to them. Let’s dive in. Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum Trinidad 2012 11 Years Old – This is the beginning of a new series of rums from the former…

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Review: Bryn Mawr NV Brut Rose and 2021 Dolcetto

We are returning to the wines of Bryn Mawr in the Willamette Valley, Oregon to sample two recent releases we haven’t tried before: a brut rosé and a Dolcetto. For different reasons, both are rather unusual wines. Let’s explore. NV Bryn Mawr Brut Rosé – 73% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Gris, 9% Chardonnay, 3% Meunier,…

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