Review: Redbreast Dream Cask 2020 – Ruby Port Edition 28 Years Old

The third edition of Redbreast’s Dream Cask release is here. These are very limited, one-off expressions that can be almost experimental in nature. Dream Cask 2018 was a monster 32 year old single cask release — the sample I had was quite delicious, though I didn’t formally review it at the time. Dream Cask 2019…

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Review: Berg & Hauck’s Bitters, Complete Lineup

Berg & Hauck’s is a German company based in the heart of Bavaria. The operation produces 6 varieties of bitters, all made with “superior ingredients sourced from all over the world to achieve the best flavor and enrich the taste of fine food and mixed drinks with unparalleled balance and complexity. Carefully selected herbs and…

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Review: Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate 15 Years Old 2020

Glenmorangie’s 2020 limited edition expression — these annual releases usually focus on some obscure finish or aging technique — is unlike any of its others to date. It’s the company’s first single estate whisky created at the distillery’s home, made on the estate from grain to glass. “For this limited edition, the whisky’s barley was…

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Recipe: Hemingway Daiquiri

Forget your slushy-style daiquiris and drink this delightful concoction the way Papa intended, with grapefruit juice, maraschino liqueur, and no sugar. Most recipes call for more lime juice than grapefruit juice, but I rather like this cocktail with the proportions inverted (as in the recipe below). That said, you can play with those quantities to your…

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Review: 2017 Domaine Anderson Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Domaine Anderson is part of the Roederer family of wines, but here the focus is on still wines, all produced in the Anderson Valley. While the two wines below represent entry-level offerings, I was incredibly impressed with them and look forward to sampling their vineyard designates down the line. 2017 Domaine Anderson Chardonnay Anderson Valley…

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Review: Tenth Ward Absinthe Nouvelle and Genever Style Gin

Tenth Ward Distilling can be found in downtown Frederick, Maryland, where it produces a dazzling array of craft spirits, ranging from honeyjack (distilled mead) to Maryland’s only absinthe. Today we look at a pair of releases from Tenth Ward, the aforementioned absinthe and a genever. Tenth Ward Absinthe Nouvelle – “Distilled [from a base of…

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Review: Roaming Man Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey Edition Eight

This is our third go-round with Roaming Man, Sugarlands Distilling‘s attempt to move beyond sugary liqueurs and into the world of craft whiskey. Like all the other Roaming Mans (Roaming Men?), this edition was offered in minuscule amounts and sold out immediately upon release. Oddly, it’s got the same amount of age as Edition Six:…

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Review: Old Carter Single Barrel Kentucky Bourbon 12 Years Old

After Kentucky Owl was sold to Stoli Group in 2017, Mark and Sherri Carter, one half of the team behind the cult brand, decided they wanted to stay in the whiskey business. Enter, Old Carter Whiskey Company: The Carters were hooked on the process of making and blending whiskies, as well as the state of…

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