Review: Catoctin Creek Ragnarok Rye Oderus Edition

The world’s least expected booze collaboration — between Virginia’s Catoctin Creek and shock/thrash metal band GWAR — is back with a second edition: Ragnarök Rye: Oderus Edition. Curious? Here’s some errata: This year marks the tenth anniversary of the passing of Oderus Urungus, and to commemorate his immortal spirit, together with GWAR we are releasing…

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Review: Ferrand Dry Curacao Yuzu

Want to give your margarita or sidecar a little spin? Try a triple sec that’s a bit different — based on yuzu instead of orange. This new, limited edition offering comes courtesy of Maison Ferrand and longtime partner David Wondrich, whose Dry Curacao is a high-end bar staple. Here are all the particulars: “We wanted…

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Review: WhistlePig Dank & Dry Old Fashioned Cocktail

How many firsts can we jam into one product? For WhistlePig, its Dank & Dry Old Fashioned is its first: non-alcoholic offering (outside of the syrup it sometimes sells) ready-to-drink cocktail product with cannabis terpenes in the recipe Designed with Dry January — er, Dank January — in mind, it’s a true oddity that we…

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Review: World Whiskey Society Classic Collection Bourbon and Doc Holliday Bourbon

I guess one way to imbue your whiskey with unicorn status is to literally put a unicorn on the top of it, as is the case with the Classic Collection bourbon bottling from the World Whiskey Society — a 2020 startup that sources whiskey from all over — and I mean all over, as you’ll…

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Review: Woodford x Compartes Limited Edition Chocolate Collection

Whiskey companies love to collaborate with chocolatiers, and we’re not about to suggest they stop. The latest to hit our doorstep is a collab between Woodford Reserve and gourmet chocolate brand Compartés, with a four-piece chocolate collection build around Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon. Compartés chocolatier Jonathan Grahm teamed up with Woodford Reserve Master Distiller…

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Rabbit Hole’s Kaveh Zamanian Thinks Wine and Beer Will Inspire Future of American Whiskey

When Rabbit Hole Distillery founder Kaveh Zamanian began his whiskey journey, he was one of the industry’s ultimate outsiders. A native of Iran and a career psychologist with numerous academic appointments, Zamanian and his wife Heather moved to Louisville in order to be closer her family. Proximity to bourbon soon turned to passion, and soon…

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Review: The ImpEx Collection Edition Three – 6 Scotch Expressions (2023 Releases)

We’re on to edition three of the ImpEx Collection — which comprises six Scotch whiskies and, for the first time, four agave-based spirits, specifically mezcal. Today we run through the Scotch. Stay tuned for the mezcal in another dispatch. Away we go! The ImpEx Collection Benrinnes 2008 16 Years Old Cask #800218 – Aged in…

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Review: Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Spiked Fruit Punch

Taking a jab at Guy Fieri in 2024 feels worn out and tired, unworthy of the insightful discourse normally found on this website. After all, there have been countless masterful strokes of savagery aimed at Guy Fieri the frosted-hair harlequin, who runs a bit at odds with Guy Fieri the person deeply involved in amazing…

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