Review: Woodford x Compartes Limited Edition Chocolate Collection

Whiskey companies love to collaborate with chocolatiers, and we’re not about to suggest they stop. The latest to hit our doorstep is a collab between Woodford Reserve and gourmet chocolate brand Compartés, with a four-piece chocolate collection build around Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon. Compartés chocolatier Jonathan Grahm teamed up with Woodford Reserve Master Distiller…

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Rabbit Hole’s Kaveh Zamanian Thinks Wine and Beer Will Inspire Future of American Whiskey

When Rabbit Hole Distillery founder Kaveh Zamanian began his whiskey journey, he was one of the industry’s ultimate outsiders. A native of Iran and a career psychologist with numerous academic appointments, Zamanian and his wife Heather moved to Louisville in order to be closer her family. Proximity to bourbon soon turned to passion, and soon…

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Review: The ImpEx Collection Edition Three – 6 Scotch Expressions (2023 Releases)

We’re on to edition three of the ImpEx Collection — which comprises six Scotch whiskies and, for the first time, four agave-based spirits, specifically mezcal. Today we run through the Scotch. Stay tuned for the mezcal in another dispatch. Away we go! The ImpEx Collection Benrinnes 2008 16 Years Old Cask #800218 – Aged in…

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Review: Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Spiked Fruit Punch

Taking a jab at Guy Fieri in 2024 feels worn out and tired, unworthy of the insightful discourse normally found on this website. After all, there have been countless masterful strokes of savagery aimed at Guy Fieri the frosted-hair harlequin, who runs a bit at odds with Guy Fieri the person deeply involved in amazing…

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Review: 2020 LangeTwins Thirty Eight Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Jahant

The Lange family has maintained a presence in the Lodi region dating back to the late 1870s, when watermelon served as the main crop from the family farm. Generations later, they’ve diversified and now rely largely on wine as their primary export. Located less than a mile from LangeTwins’ home base, the Thirty Eight vineyard…

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Review: Zomoz Mezcal

New mezcal brands are sprouting up left and right. Add newcomer Zomoz to that ever-growing list. The brand launched last June as a joint venture among several Mexican and Mexican-American entrepreneurs: Diego De La Vega, Marlene Avitia, Eloy Cantu, and Mike Fonseca. The name means “we are” in Spanish and is meant to speak to…

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Review: Saint Brendan’s Salted Caramel Irish Cream Liqueur

  Saint Brendan’s is one of the least expensive Baileys Irish Cream alternatives, and for a while there it was impressively authentic, made with just Irish whiskey and cream. Alas, things have changed for the old Saint. The standard bottling is made with Irish whiskey, cream, and “other spirits.” And in this new line extension,…

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The Top 10 Rums of 2023

Top shelf rum is becoming easier and easier to find — and harder and harder to pin down into a cohesive top 10 list. For the fifth year, we’ve tried all the same, looking back at the year that just ended to select our 10 favorite bottlings. Sadly, many of the price tags on these…

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