Review: Wyoming Whiskey Outryder American Whiskey 2020

Wyoming Outryder was first released in 2016 — we reviewed the initial release way back when — and while the base construction is essentially the same, the whiskey is getting older. The 2020 release of Outryder is now 7 years, 10 months of age, the oldest version of the whiskey to date. As for the…

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Review: Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye Canned Cocktail

We already gave you the lowdown on Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock & Rye way back in 2014, and we even told you back then that there was also an adorable canned version of this classic cocktail-cum-candy-fix. Since canned cocktails are all the rage now and it’s been a hot minute since we last tasted…

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Review: Thomas Henry Tonic Water and Ginger Beer

Thomas Henry is a German producer of a wide range of mixers — while the real Henry was a British chemist, he wa also a pioneer of carbonated water. For the first time, two of TH’s most popular products — tonic water and ginger beer — are available in 750ml versions. Pricing wasn’t available on…

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Review: Old Forester Single Barrel Bourbons – 100 Proof and Barrel Strength

For those of you who read our interview with Old Forester Master Taster Jackie Zykan last month, you already know the back story on these bottles. For those who haven’t been following along as closely, here’s the short version: things are about to change with Old Forester’s private barrel program. The old 90 proof offerings…

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Hands on with WhistlePig and Flaviar’s HomeStock Project

Blending whiskey is tons of fun. I’ve done blending sessions with Johnnie Walker and Woodford Reserve — but those were just for kicks. With HomeStock, WhistlePig and partner Flaviar are doing something quite a bit different, setting up about 1000 drinkers with kits that let them blend up a whiskey that WhistlePig will bottle and…

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Review: Suze Liqueur

Outside of Chartreuse, French amari are uncommon in the U.S., but one you’re likely to encounter on the occasional upscale cocktail menu is Suze. (Pronounced basically as it’s written, one syllable.) Originally Swiss (originating in 1889), the brand relocated across the Alpine border at some point, and it’s now part of Pernod Ricard. Suze is…

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Review: M&H Whisky in Bloom Israeli Single Malt – Double Cask and Lightly Peated

Need further proof that whiskey is taking over the world? Witness M&H — aka Milk & Honey — the first and so far only whisky distillery in Israel. M&H broke ground in 2014, and the launch was overseen by veteran distilling consultant Jim Swan, who has been part of Kilchoman, Kavalan, Amrut, and many other…

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Review: 2019 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

As in prior years, this sauvignon blanc from New Zealand’s Whitehaven it a powerhouse of flavor, this vintage showcasing overwhelming tropical notes and quite a heavy level of ammonia. Notes of white peaches, tangerines, and veil of flowers attempt to pierce that pineapple skin, but it’s tough going due to the mix of sweetness and…

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