Review: Bacardi Coquito Coconut Cream Liqueur

What’s coquito? In a nutshell, it’s Puerto Rico’s answer to eggnog, and Bacardi offers this limited edition bottling of the stuff as a ready-to-drink holiday tipple. (Believe it or not, the holidays are nigh.) “Following the traditional recipe closely, Bacardi Coquito combines the signature Bacardi Superior white rum with toasted spices, coconut cream, vanilla, and…

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Review: Troegs Lucky Holler Hazy IPA

Tröegs Independent Brewing recently dropped its latest IPA seasonal, a hazy called Lucky Holler. Lucky Holler is inspired by the brewery’s annual pilgrimage to the Pacific Northwest for hop selection. Brewers walk row after row of hops, inspecting the bines, crushing the flowers in their hands and rubbing them until their oils fill the air.…

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Review: Bushmills Single Malt Cognac Cask 28 Years Old

Ready for something fun and unexpected? Bushmills Irish Whiskey has just launched Bushmills 28 Year Old Single Malt Cognac Cask Whiskey, the debut release in Bushmills’ new annual series, “The Rare Casks.” Matured in bourbon and Oloroso sherry barrels for 11 years, the single malt is then finished in Cognac casks for 17 years. All…

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Review: Stone IPA, Tangerine Express, and Wizards & Gargoyles

Three beers from the California icons at Stone Brewing, something old, something new, and something in between. Stone IPA – Tasted as part of the “Guest Art Series” (seen above), which sees Stone cans emblazoned with the work of beer-friendly artists. This is about as classic and essential as west coast IPA gets, a deft…

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Review: Maker’s 46 Cask Strength Bourbon (2020)

Five years ago, Maker’s Mark dropped a cask strength version of Maker’s 46. The catch: It was only available at the distillery, and it has been ever since. Now, for a limited time — and in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Maker’s 46 — Maker’s Mark 46 Cask Strength will be available nationally at…

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Review: Wines of Legende, 2020 Releases

The Lafite empire doesn’t just produce $500+ bottles of prized Bordeaux. Its wines also include some more affordable bottlings produced under numerous labels, including this one, Legende. A wine from a family of wine producers with a reputation such as Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) must be among the best of its kind in every…

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Review: Peg Leg Porker Tennessee Bourbon, 8 Years Old, and 12 Years Old

Carey Bringle is a longtime Tennessee barbecue maven, and after years of mastering the pit, he took a natural first step, launching his own bourbon brand, which shares a name with his BBQ restaurant. Peg Leg Porker is a sourced Tennessee bourbon — Dickel is the usual suspect but no one is officially saying —…

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Review: Buzzard’s Roost Single Barrel Straight Rye

Buzzard’s Roost Sippin’ Whiskey is yet another addition to the seemingly unending line of non-distilling producers crowding the whiskey shelves today. The brand was started by Bourbons Bistro founder Jason Brauner, who personally took part in more than 100 barrel selections over his career and supposedly pioneered the idea of private barrel picks for restaurants.…

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