Review: Disaronno Velvet Cream Liqueur

It only took about 500 years, but iconic amaretto brand Disaronno has its first line extension: Disaronno Velvet, a cream liqueur. Velvet is, put simply, a cream version of standard Disaronno. It has that same brisk and sweet almond aroma that immediately evokes Disaronno liqueur, well-sugared but otherwise straightforwared. The palate comes across as a…

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Review: 2019 Rodney Strong Rose of Pinot Noir and Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc

While it’s tough to go out wine tasting these days, Rodney Strong did the next best thing and put winemaker Justin Seidenfeld on a Zoom call with media to taste through a couple of summery wines virtually and talk about Rodney Strong’s history. (Did you know that Strong, the man, was a professional dancer who…

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Review: Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bourbon 10 Years Old (2019)

For a long while, Henry McKenna was a fairly obscure brand of bourbon in the Heaven Hill empire. Most notable for being a 10 year old bottled in bond whiskey — most bonded releases are considerably younger — it was an outstanding value for what was in the bottle. And then in 2019 it won…

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Review: Crook & Marker Spiked Teas

Spiked seltzers are trendy right now, but in our experience many of them aren’t exactly packed with flavor. Crook & Marker, a health-conscious alcohol brand from Bai founder Ben Weiss, is trying to address that with their own spin on the original ready-to-drink classics, spiked tea and lemonade. But Twisted Tea or Mike’s Hard Lemonade…

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Review: Dano’s Dangerous Tequila, Complete Lineup

Made at what is reportedly the second oldest tequila distillery in the world, the Dano’s Dangerous Tequila brand is based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and dates back to just 2018. While it started with its pineapple/jalapeno infused tequila (see below), it has since extended the brand to the standard trio of unflavored varieties. The operation…

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Review: Willett Family Estate Single Barrel Bourbon 4 Years Old

Kentucky’s Willett Distillery has assumed almost Pappy-like status in today’s bourbon world, helped in large part by their first releases of exceedingly rare, well-aged single barrel bourbon. Those Willett Family Estate bottlings were initially sourced and often pushing 20 years old. Such unicorn bottles complemented a slew of other, more readily available brands like Rowan’s…

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Review: Terry Bradshaw Bourbon

The latest whiskey from the prolific Silver Screen Bottling Company — which has released everything from James T. Kirk Bourbon to a Step Brothers branded vodka — is this bourbon released in collaboration with Terry Bradshaw, “NFL legend and iconic entertainer.” Why Bradshaw? “There is something quintessentially American about bourbon,” said Bradshaw. “There’s just nothing better…

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Review: Rabbit Hole Bespoke Gin Barrel Finished (2020)

Last year, Drew wrote about Rabbit Hole’s Rye-Finished Gin, a distillery-only bottling that stood as the only non-whiskey offering the operation produced. Now we’re back with a fresh look at the spirit, which has been renamed, rebottled, and rebranded as Bespoke Gin, now complete with batch and bottle numbers. What else has changed? Nothing at…

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