Review: Milam & Greene Port Finished Rye and Single Barrel Bourbon

Last year, we took a look at Milam & Greene’s Triple Cask Bourbon, a blend of sourced stocks and the distillery’s own bourbon distilled in Blanco, Texas. That younger, in-house bourbon is also now its own limited release, dubbed Distillery Edition, but the rest of the broader Milam & Greene portfolio relies heavily on sourced…

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Review: Lagunitas StereoHopic IPA Vol. 1

The StereoHopic Series is a new endeavor from Lagunitas, an ongoing line of special release beers that will each feature a pair of hop varietals, to see if something magical happens when these hops appear in combination. First out of the gate with Vol. 1 is a beer made with suddenly popular plus the always…

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Review: The Non-Alcoholic Beers of Grüvi (2021)

Taking a break from all your favorites? Off alcohol for good? Not a problem. Grüvi is here to sort things out and provide a range of non-alcohol beerternatives. Chris reviewed a few Gruvi offerings last year; now we’re back with more of the lineup, some of which has been revamped and reformulated. A passage from…

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Review: The Macallan Edition No. 6

The sixth and final release in The Macallan’s “Edition” series is here. (We previously reviewed Editions 1, 2, and 4.) The new single malt “celebrates the natural wonders of The Macallan Estate, and the vibrant life force that sustains it – the River Spey.” Marking the sixth and final release in The Macallan Edition Series,…

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Review: Wines of Smith-Madrone, 2021 Releases

Damaged — but saved — during the horrific fires that swept through Napa in 2020, Smith-Madrone — now celebrating its 50th anniversary — is finally back up and running at apparently full speed, despite having no phone service for more than 3 months. We recently received three bottlings from the mountain-based winery for review, all…

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Bar Review: Kokomo, Williamsburg, New York City

Sometimes, you just need to get away. And when a tropical paradise seems out of reach, we often find ourselves searching for the next-best proxy. For New York City residents looking for a more temporary escape, Williamsburg’s Kokomo is a worthwhile consideration — at least when cravings call for sweeter drinks and bolder, spicier dishes.…

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Review: Old Wm. Tarr Manchester Reserve Blended Whiskey 7 Years Old

Old William Tarr is so old he abbreviates his name as Wm. And while Tarr had a distillery in Lexington 150 years ago, it’s been dark for more than a century. The brand was recently revived by a group of investors, and at the end of 2020 the operation released its first two products, both…

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Review: Bespoken Spirits Light Whiskey and Bourbon

Bespoken Spirits, like Lost Spirits, Endless West, and Terressentia, is a startup operation built around the idea of making spirits — just whiskey and rum, in Bespoken’s case — that tastes old. The catch is that it goes “from concept to bottle” in about a week, thanks to the magic of technology. Much like Lost…

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