Review: Catoctin Creek Hot Honey Rye

This fall, Catoctin Creek released Hot Honey Rye, the first permanent addition to the small craft distillery’s core range in over five years. First introduced as a limited Barrel Select offering in 2022, this flavored whiskey is now slated for the big leagues with distribution to all of Catoctin Creek’s mid-Atlantic markets, as well as…

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Review: Goodles “If You’re Hoppy And You Know It” IPA-Inspired Cheesy Mac

What if you combined mac & cheese with the flavor of an IPA beer? That’s the kind of drunk-ass thinking that must have resulted in Goodles — “Noodles, Gooder!” — which comes in the familiar, rectangular box filled with dried, corkscrew pasta and a packet of cheesy-IPAesque powder that you mix with milk to create…

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Review: Bardstown Bourbon Company Discovery Series #11 and Collaborative Series Goose Island

Bardstown Bourbon Company dropped new additions to their Discovery and Collaborative Series this fall, and we’ve got thoughts to share on two of them. First up, the 11th installment in the Discovery Series, a line that, until this latest release, relied entirely on sourced whiskey for its often elaborate blends. Next is a new addition…

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Review: HipStirs Craft Cocktail Syrups – Old Fashioned, Cranberry Pie, and Pumpkin Spice

HipStirs is the latest player in the craft cocktail mixer category, a newbie since it only launched in 2022. All their expressions are strictly non-alcoholic syrups which aim to simplify the process of making cocktails at home: Just pour the mixer and the base of your choice — alcoholic or non — and voila. If…

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Review: Blackened x Rabbit Hole Whiskey

Finally, we’re digging into the Masters of Whiskey series from the heavy metal-inspired whiskey-makers at Blackened. For those not in the know, Master Distiller and Blender Rob Dietrich partners for each release in this series with a notable whiskey personality to create a uniquely finished whiskey that also undergoes Blackened’s patented Black Noise sonic-enhancement process.…

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Review: 2020 San Felice Bell’aja Bolgheri Superiore DOC

We last saw San Felice’s Bolgheri bottling in the 2017 edition. Like that vintage, this 2020 is a blend of 95% merlot and 5% cabernet sauvignon. But unlike the 2017, this offering is a much softer and more approachable wine, ready to drink today. Exuberantly fruity but far from sweet, you’d never notice this was…

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Review: Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond 10 Years Old Spring 2023 Edition

I promise we didn’t sleep on Old Fitzgerald‘s spring 2023 bonded release. This whiskey wasn’t even announced until August, and it’s taken another few weeks for us to get our review done. A youthful installment in the newish series (which now numbers 11 whiskeys), this wheater is a mere 10 years old, produced in the first…

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Breaking the Toughest Barriers in Drinks with Tiffanie Barriere

Tiffanie Barriere is on a hot streak. After building her name as a mixologist and the driving force behind one of the world’s most beloved airport bars — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta’s One Flew South — she spread her wings to the media realm, which included a guest judge appearance on Netflix’s Drink Masters. In 2023, she…

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