Review: Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon 2020

It’s round five for Yellowstone’s special-edition bourbon releases, which always hits at the tail end of the year and offers a much different experience than the standard Yellowstone Select bottling — as well as the prior year releases. For 2020, Yellowstone Limited Edition is a seven-year old bourbon (younger than last year) that has been…

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Book Review: Scotch: A Complete Introduction To Scotland’s Whiskies

With Scotch: A Complete Introduction to Scotland’s Whiskies, Margarett Waterbury has written an inclusive and comprehensive guide to Scotland’s distilling industry that is one third sharp-eyed historical narrative, one third orientation course for casual drinkers and newcomers that is welcoming, and one third directory full of reviews and listings for over 200 single malt, grain,…

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The Top 10 Rums of 2020

2020 wasn’t just a great year for whiskey. It was also tops for rum, as is evidenced by the difficulty we had in paring down our rum coverage over the last year to pick our 10 favorite expressions. The good news: All of these are still on the market, though some may be a bit…

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Review: Brooklyn Brewery Black Ops (2020)

Since 2008, Brooklyn Brewery has been taking its Imperial Russian Stout and aging it in bourbon barrels, then releasing the beer as Black Ops, a wildly rich and immersive brew that’s black as night, with a flavor to match. This year, as it did in 2019, Brooklyn has aged the beer in Four Roses bourbon…

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Review: Tequila Partida Roble Fino – Complete Lineup

Tequila Partida is taking a cue from the Roca Patron with the launch of an upscale series of tequilas that pushes the brand further upmarket. This new limited release series is known as Partida Roble Fino, the trick being that its three expressions — Reposado, Reposado Cristalino, and Añejo — are all finished in sherry-seasoned single…

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Review: Om Organic Mixology Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Liqueur

Om Organic Mixology is a line of liqueurs that starts with a base of distilled sugar cane that is then flavored with organic botanicals and essences, plus some agave nectar. Available in four flavors, this Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt liqueur has just 5 grams of sugar per serving. It’s fairly light in color in…

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Review: Longrow Peated and Longrow Red Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 13 Years Old

Like the versatile portfolios of Loch Lomond and Bruichladdich, Springbank’s beauty can be found in options suitable for most palates, delivered through a variety of distillation processes. Longrow is Springbank’s double-distilled peated offering, aged in ex-bourbon casks (no age statement) without coloring or filtration. From time to time the distillery also offers limited editions with…

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Review: Pickers Original Vodka

The name Pickers has nothing to do with the American Pickers TV series but is rather a homage to the guitar pickers in the city of Nashville where the Pennington Distilling Company is based. Use of the word ‘original’ also lets you know that they have a small range of flavored vodkas, as well as…

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