Review: Prairie Sustainable Seasons Flavored Vodkas

Prairie Vodka recently released a trilogy of flavored vodkas, each of which is infused with a trio of ingredients. The twist? These flavors are sustainably sourced and USDA certified organic. Notably, the vodkas contain no sugar and no artificial sweeteners at all, giving each of them only 75 calories per 1.5 fluid ounce. Let’s dig…

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Review: Ten To One Single Cask Reserve Rum 17 Years Old

Ten To One, a blender of unique multinational rums, is out with its first reserve bottling, paying tribute to the company’s birthplace of Trinidad and Tobago. Ten To One Single Cask Reserve is a limited bottling of just four hand-selected casks of 17 year old Trinidadian rum. Clearly well-aged with a rich nose that evokes leather,…

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Book Review: 101 Gins To Try Before You Die

Honestly, I don’t think there are 101 gins you need to try before you die. I would be surprised if there were 20. Ian Buxton makes a case for the former, however, in his slim, straightforward book — which was recently revised and updated, and it’s easy to get sucked in. The usual suspects are…

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Review: Absolut Watermelon Vodka

If you’re going for a flavored vodka, it may as well be something natural and appropriate for the season, like watermelon, and from a reliable brand like Absolut. Last summer we reviewed a limited edition Ciroc Summer Watermelon Vodka, so how do the two compare? Well, Ciroc’s label admitted to the use of some artificial…

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Review: Very Old Barton 100 Proof

Back in 2018, we offered up our Top 10 Best Bourbons Under $20. Since then, prices have continued to creep northward on most of that list, surpassing the modest dollar threshold we set at the time. Heaven Hill’s aged-stated and bonded White Label, which earned top honors on that list, was such a coveted bargain…

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Review: Firestone Walker Parabola, Amburana, and Double Barrel 2021

As Firestone Walker says, “Of all the beers in our Proprietor’s Vintage Series, Parabola is the most notorious,” describing it correctly as a “beast of a beer,” a monster that spends a year in whiskey barrels before bottling and which always lands in the double digits of alcohol by volume. This year we’re looking at…

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Review: Foghat Cocktail Smoker

The pandemic has seen a huge upsurge in the number of ready-made cocktails in cans and bottles on the market, as people have adjusted to drinking at home more often. While there are some incredibly good pre-mixed cocktails available, there’s still nothing to beat a freshly-made cocktail creation of your own, especially when you have…

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Review: Mic.Drop Rye L20-01 4 Years Old

The latest Mic.Drop release from PM Spirits isn’t a bourbon but a rye, another young gun at 4 years old, sourced from Wilderness Trail Distillery in Danville, Kentucky. Mic.Drop L20-01, which was released late last year, is drawn from just 5 casks of rye distilled in 2015 and bottled in 2020, made from a mash…

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