Review: Fabrizia Vodka Sodas and Frozen Italian Lemonade

Fabrizia Spirits, based out of Salem, New Hampshire, is the leading producer of limoncello in the U.S. It has been expanding its line of liqueurs and ready-to-drink cocktails over the past few years, some of which we have reviewed here at Drinkhacker. (Links can be found to our previous reviews here: July 2016, February 2019…

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A Spirited Journey With the 20 Whiskies That Changed the World Tasting Set

Tasting kits full of mini bottles are always fun, but the typical set always manages to shove a fair amount of junk in with the whales. That makes for a varied tasting experience, to be sure, but also a frustrating one. With the 20 Whiskies That Changed the World Tasting Set, Sukhinder and Rajbir Singh…

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Review: Cayuga Clear Vodka

  Vodka can be made from many things, basically anything that has starch or sugar in it — like potatoes, grains, grapes, or sugar beets. Black Cow Vodka in the UK makes vodka from milk, and we’ve reviewed a couple of New Zealand vodkas that are made from whey. Whey is what’s left over when…

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Review: Volare Simple Syrup, Grenadine, and Lime

Volare mixers are made in Italy (appropriately, given the company’s name), and they arrive in full size bottles which, unless you work in an airport bar, are probably guaranteed to spoil before you ever finish them off. Today we look at a trio of essential cocktail ingredients. Note that there are no notices regarding refrigeration…

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Review: Hampden “Great House” Rum Distillery Edition 2020

At the end of 2020, Jamaica’s Hampden Estate Distillery launched the first in a new annual series of rums that are designed to enhance its profile on the market. The distillery, which has been running for hundreds of years, only began producing products under its own label in 2018. (Before that, it sold off virtually…

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Pairing Winefornia Wines with Laura Chenel and Marin French Cheese Co.

Wine tasting is fun. Wine and cheese tasting: Even better. Winefornia recently sent a trio of wines and a half dozen cheeses for us to taste as part of series of launch events for its 2020 Innovatus viognier. Made by Napa’s only Korean female winemaker, Cecil Park, the company is also showcasing two reds to…

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Review: 2018 David Paige Wines Chardonnay Willamette Valley

David Paige Wines is a new venture from former Adelsheim winemaker David Paige. The operation produces three pinot noirs, and this chardonnay. Not at all weighted down by oak, this Burgundy-style wine finds a heavy note of lime leaf and lemon peel, creamy nougat, and barrel-driven vanilla in the mix. The finish shows more of…

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Review: Mad River Revolution Rye, Rye Finished in Silver Oak, and Old Fashioned

Our coverage of the products of Vermont’s Mad River Distillers — a grain to glass operation that produces bourbon, rye, rum, and apple brandy — has been scattershot, as new products have been released over the years. Today we turn our attention to two rye whiskeys and a bottled cocktail made with the same. Normally…

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