Review: Nulu Single Barrel Bourbon

Nulu Straight Bourbon Whiskey is produced by Prohibition Craft Spirits, in Louisville, Kentucky, and was founded by Keith Hazelbaker in 2016 with the desire to “get back to the basics” with a very meticulous hands-on approach in everything they do. Their line up of spirits include tequila, rum, vodka, gin and — the subject of…

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Review: Cazadores Canned Cocktails – Margarita, Paloma, and Spicy Margarita

For almost 100 years, Tequila Cazadores has been producing 100% Blue Weber agave tequila from the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Naturally, Cazadores recently launched a trio of sparkling, ready-to-drink versions of classic Mexican cocktails made with its tequila blanco and fresh ingredients, all offered at a low abv designed to help them find their place…

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Review: One With Life Tequila – Blanco and Extra Anejo

One With Life is a new organic (and kosher) tequila made from 100% Blue Weber Agave at Tequila Las Americas in the heart of Jalisco. Agaves are roasted in brick ovens and fermented with wild yeast, and the distillate is twice-distilled before hand bottling. Unusually, One With Life is available in two expressions: a blanco…

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Review: Chandon Garden Spritz

Chandon is as ubiquitous as it gets in the sparkling wines category. And given the way of the beverage world at the moment, it should be no surprise that they too have decided to branch off into the ready-to-drink market. They have recently launched Garden Spritz, a “luxurious sparkling aperitif” which integrates their signature grape…

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Review: Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum – Guyana 2003 and Jamaica 2011

Two new single barrel rums from the sourcing maestros at Holmes Cay, the first releases for 2021. (Four more are hot on their heels.) Let’s dive in. Holmes Cay Single Cask Rum Guyana Uitvlugt 2003 – Guyana Uitvlugt (pronounced eye-flot) 2003 was distilled at Guyana’s Diamond Distillery on a French Savalle four-column still. The Uitvlugt name…

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Review: 3 Proseccos from Ca’ di Prata, 2021 Releases

Summer is on the way – so it’s time to put away our hearty reds and reach for something lighter. What a perfect time to try three new Proseccos that are making their way to our shores. A popular Italian sparkling wine, Prosecco deserves serious (or seriously frivolous) attention for its fine bubbles, fruit forward…

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Review: Stagg Jr. Bourbon Batch #15 (2020)

We finally revisited Stagg Jr. last year after a long hiatus. Looking back, I guess it’s surprising that it took so long for a younger George T. Stagg bourbon to gain collectible, cult status, but now the obsession with this bottle is making it even hard for us to find a sample. Luckily, I secured…

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Review: Tattersall Rye, Amaro, and Fernet

Minneapolis-based Tattersall produces a monstrous line of craft spirits — all of which is produced in house from grains and other produce (apples, berries, etc.) from Minnesota and nearby states. The operation recently sent us three of its offerings for review, including a rye whiskey and two bitter liqueurs. Let’s dig in. Tattersall Straight Rye…

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