Review: Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Chocolate Malted Rye Bourbon

The 2019 offering from Woodford Reserve’s always intriguing Master’s Collection has arrived, and to clear up any misconceptions from the get-go, it does not have chocolate in it. “Chocolate malt” is a term common in the brewing world, used to describe a heavily roasted, malted grain (in this case, rye), that takes on a caramelized, chocolate…

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Review: Atlas Brew Works Dance of Days Pale Ale and Blood Orange Gose

Atlas Brew Works in Washington, D.C. has been at the forefront of the city’s growing craft brewing scene since they opened in 2012. The brewery produces a wide portfolio of hand-crafted artisanal beer in 20-barrel batches at their 100% solar powered taproom inside former warehouse space in the hip Ivy City neighborhood. By 2020, they…

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Review: Nooku Peppermint Bourbon Cream

Colorado’s Old Elk Distillery is the home of a unique bourbon cream called Nooku, made using the company’s own two year old craft bourbon. We reviewed the original in 2017, now we’re back to look at the brand’s seasonally-appropriate extension of the line, which adds peppermint to the mix. As any drinker knows, adding mint…

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Review: EraVino Premium Horn Wine Decanter

Riedel makes some dramatic, eye-catching decanters, like its iconic Amadeo Decanter, a swooping horn that takes the wine in on one end and dispenses it from the other. The catch: It’s $349… and that’s on sale from the $499 list price. What if you could have a decanter that was almost as pretty, and it…

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Review: Deadwood Bourbon and Rye, Tumblin’ Dice, and Idle Hands

Remember the Redemption Whiskey brand? That upstart — instrumental in the early days of the bourbon and rye revival — was eventually sold, and the folks behind it have quietly started a new operation called Proof and Wood Ventures, an operation so under the radar that they don’t even have a website. Hell, they don’t…

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Review: Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651

You’ll find the Vale Fox Distillery in New York’s Hudson Valley, and while it has eyes on making whiskey, while it sits in barrel it’s pumping out gin. Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651 was created with the involvement of Leo Robitschek, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, and Friend-of-Drinkhacker Gaz Regan, with the concept of “specifically enhancing flavors…

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Review: Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or, Quinta Ruban, and Lasanta (2019)

If you think you’ve seen some changes in Glenmorangie’s mainline bottles lately, you aren’t imagining things. The Highland distillery has indeed shaken up three expressions at the core of its lineup, the trio which makes up the so-called Extra Matured Range. There are a lot of changes in the mix, so pay close attention to…

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Review: Ten To One White Rum and Dark Rum

What do you get when you take a Starbucks VP and drop him in the Caribbean? A new rum line called Ten To One. Details: Ten To One, a new range of ultra-premium Caribbean rums is launching in New York in Summer 2019. The brainchild of Marc Farrell, a proud Trinidadian and formerly Starbucks’ youngest…

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