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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Review: Michter’s Single Barrel Straight Bourbon and Rye 10 Years Old 2020

The pandemic mucked with Michter’s release schedule of its annually released 10 year old single barrel whiskeys this year. Unusually, samples of each arrived simultaneously at Drinkhacker HQ, so we’re taking the rare opportunity to review them together. Both are, as usual, sourced spirits from an unnamed Kentucky distillery. Michter’s Single Barrel Straight Rye 10…

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Recipe: The Drinkhacker Mai Tai

No cocktail is easier to mess up than a Mai Tai — and yet the drink is so incredibly easy to make, there’s really no reason to have to drink some screwed-up version of it. You don’t need pineapple juice, and for God’s sake you don’t need orange juice. Nor do you need to bother…

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Review: NV Avaline White and Rose (2020)

The brainchild of Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power, Avaline is a new line of nonvintage wines with a distinct eye on organic, vegan, sustainable winemaking. Odd then to find that these bottlings, a white and a rose, both blends, hail from Spain and France, respectively. Ingredients are listed on the label… but not the grape varietals,…

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Review: Wilderness Trail Single Barrel Bourbon Bottled in Bond 6 Years Old

We reviewed the lineup from Kentucky’s Wilderness Trail Distillery last summer, and in that write-up we mentioned that the distillery’s founders had exercised considerable patience releasing their first bourbon as a four year, bottled-in-bond. Well, a couple of years later, and the distillery is now slowly releasing its first six-year-old single barrel. Like the previous…

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