Review: Lux Row Distillers Four Grain Bourbon Double Single Barrel

Luxco has expanded its Lux Row whiskey brand with the launch of a new, and somewhat unorthodox, four grain bourbon called Four Grain Double Single Barrel Bourbon. Offered at 115 proof, Lux Row Four Grain Double Single Barrel Bourbon is the combination of a single barrel of 4-year-old wheated bourbon and a single barrel of…

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Review: Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch C923 (September 2023)

It’s time for the third and final Larceny Barrel Proof for 2023, the high-test version of Heaven Hill’s wheater. With C923, we find the usual notes of sweet butterscotch and baking spices on the nose, though there’s perhaps more of a leathery, savory edge here than we usually get with Larceny’s Barrel Proof releases. An…

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Review: Firestone Walker XXVII Anniversary Ale

It’s anniversary time once again for California’s Firestone Walker Brewing Company. The brewery recently dropped their 28th anniversary release which arrived to Drinkhacker HQ as part of the fall brew bundle in the distillery’s impressive beer club, dubbed Brewmaster’s Collective. We’ll dig deeper into that literal box of goodies at a later date, but today…

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Review: Crown Royal 30 Years Old

You’re reading that headline right: Canadian whisky keeps getting older, and Crown Royal has just dropped its oldest expression ever. The second expression in the Royal Series (we missed last year’s 29 year old) sees Crown at a full 30 years old, distilled entirely in Coffey stills and bottled in an impressively fancy, bag-draped decanter.…

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Review: Govino Go Anywhere Wine Glass

Today we road-test the latest rendition of stemless plastic reusable wine “glasses” from Govino. They’ve been around since 2008, so it’s likely that many in the wine community are already familiar with their line of stemless plastic drinking vessels. Per their website, these apparently are the “best Govino ever” glasses, and are shatterproof, BPA-free, and…

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Review: Old Elk Wheat N’ Rye

Old Elk‘s newest release is a combination of two whiskeys we rarely — if ever — see blended together: wheat and rye. Appropriately dubbed Wheat N’ Rye, the whiskey is a combination of 7 year-old straight wheat whiskey (95 percent wheat, 5 percent malted barley) and 6 year-old straight rye (95 percent rye, 5 percent…

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Review: Yeti Rambler Cocktail Shaker

Yeti continues to expand into the backyard bar space with its newest product, the Rambler Cocktail Shaker. Earlier this year, we test drove the Rambler Beverage Bucket, a straightforward yet impressively capable mini cooler of sorts, but moving into the cocktail gear space feels like a new frontier for the brand. How does Yeti’s trademark…

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Review: El Mayor Tequila Extra Anejo – Bourbon Barrel Aged

Each year we have the treat of seeing a special edition from the tequila pros at El Mayor. This year is no exception, and it’s even more special since the company is celebrating its 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the company has dropped another Extra Anejo bottling, aged for 39 months in surprisingly traditional…

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