Review: Grand Teton Private Stock American Single Malt 7 Years Old

  Idaho-based Grand Teton Distillery makes a pretty impressive bourbon (plus lots of vodka) and now it’s following the masses into that rising American whiskey category — American single malt. This expression is made from 100% Idaho-grown malted barley and is (wisely) aged in used bourbon barrels instead of new barrels for a whopping 7…

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Drinkhacker 2023 Wine Cheat Sheet / Vintage Chart

Has it been a year already? We’re back with our annually updated “Vintage Chart Cheat Sheet” for the wine lovers out there. In case you’ve missed the last dozen or so renditions of this, the concept is simple: Refer to this handy document to discover, painted in the absolute most general of generalities, whether a…

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Review: Mozart Chocolate Coffee and White Chocolate Liqueurs

As the holidays approach, cocktails will continue to get sweeter and sweeter, which means folks will be increasingly reaching for the Baileys, Kahlua, and chocolate-flavored liqueurs for their celebratory tipples. We’ve covered a number of Austria-based Mozart‘s choco-centric liqueurs over the years, but not these two, a coffee-meets-chocolate expression and a daring white chocolate offering.…

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Review: Rosebank 31 Years Old

Rosebank — “the King of the Lowlands” — shut its doors in 1993. But that hasn’t stopped Ian Macleod Distillers (which bought the brand and remaining stock in 2017) from launching whiskies from the operation, and this release — the second of a planned trilogy — clocks in at a whopping 31 years of age.…

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Review: Bardstown Bourbon Company Discovery Series #10

It’s always a pleasure to try a new release from BBCo’s Discovery Series, which is dedicated to the art of blending, and #10 is an exciting one. Of the five whiskeys that comprise this blend, 62% of it, is 9-year-old Kentucky Bourbon. Solid start. Some 6-year-old Kentucky high-rye bourbon (8%) promises a spicy note. Lending…

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Review: Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2023 Edition

It’s hard to believe but this is our 16th round with Buffalo Trace’s Antique Collection, which we’ve been reviewing annually since the site got its start. As has been the case for every year but one, the collection spans five whiskeys — three bourbons and two ryes — all of which are highly allocated and…

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Review: Old Hickory Hermitage Reserve Barrel Proof Whiskey

It’s been seven years since we visited with Old Hickory, an old, revived brand from Nashville’s R.S. Lipman that bottled various MGP whiskeys for a song. Now Old Hickory — Andrew Jackson, by the way — is moving upmarket with this, Hermitage Reserve, named in honor of Jackson’s estate near Nashville. What’s in the bottle?…

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Review: Hardin’s Creek The Kentucky Series: Boston

The trilogy has come to an end: Jim Beam’s Hardin’s Creek Kentucky Series closes with the final round of three 17 year old bourbons, all identical except for their aging location. After Clermont and Frankfort we wind things up with Boston, which isn’t a reference to the capital of Massachusetts but rather a small town…

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