Review: Glengoyne 10, 12, 15, and 18 Years Old (2020)

We have not enjoyed the privilege of a proper deep dive into the lineup of Glasgow’s Glengoyne in a decade. As such, with the assistance of some friends, we culled together a sample set and went about with a re-visitation of their core range, circa 2020. The results were as enjoyable, consistent, and eclectic as…

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Review: Tarnished Truth Fourth Handle Gin

When we reviewed their high rye bourbon last year, we told you that Virginia’s Tarnished Truth Distillery was located inside a historic Virginia Beach hotel, The Cavalier. Apparently that hotel was quite the place, like something out of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. So decadent were the amenities that bathrooms had a “fourth handle” on…

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Review: Equiano Rum Original

While I’ve had rum from both Africa and the Caribbean, Equiano bills itself as “the world’s first African and Caribbean rum.” Equiano (now billed as Equiano Original) is distilled at Gray’s distillery in Mauritius, then matured in ex-Cognac casks for 10 years. From there, it’s blended with rum from Barbados’s Foursquare distillery, which is aged…

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Review: 2016 Beaulieu Vineyard Maestro Collection Ranch 1 and Ranch 2

Beaulieu Vineyard — affectionately known as BV — offers myriad tiers of its wines, and its Maestro Collection is situated near the top. This collection honors Andre Tchelistcheff, arguably the most influential winemaker in Napa history. These are limited edition bottlings that are really designed to showcase hyper-specific Napa terroirs: The two Ranches in question…

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Review: Signatory Fettercairn 30 Years Old and Battlehill Fettercairn 9 Years Old

A quick search on our site for reviews of Fettercairn reveals a few morsels of coverage but nothing substantial. It’s not that it is unworthy of receiving our consideration, it’s just that we haven’t gotten around to it yet. There’s only so much one can drink at a time. This Eastern Highlands distillery is owned…

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Review: Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2020 Edition

Hey, the world isn’t going to let a global pandemic keep some of the most coveted whiskies from hitting the market this year. And here they are, your 2020 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection quintet. There aren’t any production-level changes for the 2020 bottlings vs. 2019, so let’s dive right in and see how everything is…

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Review: Miami Cocktail Co. Organic Spritzes

We were surprisingly impressed back in 2016 with Miami Cocktail Co.’s first foray into ready-to-drink cocktails, what the company called “Small Batch Originals.” This year they have broadened their portfolio with a new line of single-serve canned cocktails dubbed “Organic Spritz.” As the name implies, these are certified organic. They are also low calorie (just…

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Review: 2016 Stags’ Leap Winery Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon

Here’s a pair of wines from Stags’ Leap Winery — not to be confused with Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, its nearby neighbor — both luxe bottlings from the boutique producer. 2016 Stags’ Leap Winery Malbec Napa Valley – Rich and unctuous, this silky 100% malbec offers notes of dark chocolate, black raspberry, and currants, whipped…

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