Review: Adventurous Stills Peralta Bourbon

Adventurous Stills began distilling in Tempe, Arizona in 2015 with a can-do, pioneer attitude toward their spirits. Everything they bottle is grain-to-glass, distilled and aged on site using a custom-fabricated mash tun and two hand-fabricated copper stills. What makes those homemade stills “adventurous,” you ask? Well, each of their offerings, which include four whiskeys, a…

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Review: Hi-Wire Brewing Hazy & Juicy & Hoppy & Fresh Double IPA

Hi-Wire Brewing is one of the flagship breweries in the sneaky good Appalachian beer town of Asheville, North Carolina. Counting four IPAs among their seven “flagship” offerings, they clearly take their IPAs seriously. They also clearly believe in truth in advertising, as demonstrated by the most recent take on their Hazy & Juicy & Hoppy…

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Review: Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream

The Sazerac portfolio presents a vast array of options at the ready for every level of budget and taste preference. So it makes perfect sense that Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream signals the company’s intentions to stake a claim in an ever-growing market of cream liqueurs. Initially released in small batches as a visitor center exclusive,…

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Review: Chene Bleu 2015 Aliot and 2012 Abelard

Based at “an ancient site in the up-and-coming Mont Ventoux wine region of Southern France,” Chene Bleu has been producing estate-grown wines in this Rhone-based region since 2006. Designed to be sustainable, biodynamic, and organic in both viticulture and winemaking, the operation currently produces five different wines, two of which we had the pleasure of…

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Review: Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #4 and Discovery Series #4

Bardstown Bourbon Co. continues to hum along with bi-annual releases of its Fusion and Discovery Series lines. If you’re keeping score at home, these appear to be hitting shelves twice a year, in spring/summer and late fall. As always, the Fusion line blends in-house stocks with older, sourced bourbons while the Discovery series is made…

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Recipe: Greenpoint Cocktail

If you’ve got a bottle of Yellow Chartreuse in the bar and can’t figure out what to do with it, here’s a solution for you: the Greenpoint. Like the Red Hook, it’s another variation on the timeless classic Brooklyn cocktail, and also like that cocktail, it is named for a neighborhood in that most hipster…

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Review: NV Brancott Estate Flight Song Sauvignon Blanc

Cutting back on booze a bit — but not too much? Check out New Zealand-based Brancott Estate’s Flight Song, which is “20% lighter in calories,” thanks in large part to a 9% abv. Brancott doesn’t offer a whole lot of information on how it has lowered the alcohol level of its wines, but we didn’t…

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Review: One Eight Distilling District Made Bottled in Bond Bourbon

Washington, D.C.’s One Eight Distilling has released a steady stream of very limited editions over the last year or so. We already took a look at their impressive single barrel cask strength rye, but their Bottled in Bond Rye sold out last spring before we could even get our hands on it. Fortunately, the good…

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