Review: Craigellachie Exceptional Cask Series 19 Years Old and 23 Years Old (2019)

Recently, Aberfeldy and Craigellachie launched a collective five limited edition single malt whiskies, all bottled at cask strength and known together as the Exceptional Cask Series. There’s perhaps going to be some confusion about this release because these are all billed as “single cask” offerings (with one double cask offering in the Aberfeldy lineup), which…

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Review: Stone Notorious P.O.G. and Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2019

Stone Brewing’s latest seasonals are here, including the always engaging release of the Stone + Fark + Wil Wheaton collaboration, w00tstout (which we’re trying from cans for the first time). Note the change in recipe, as outlined in the review below. Stone Notorious P.O.G. – This Berliner weisse style ale is flavored with passion fruit,…

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Review: 2017 Hess Collection Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

Here’s a pair of wines from our friends at Napa’s Hess Collection — a place you must visit if you’re in the area! 2017 Hess Collection Chardonnay Napa Valley – Oak and vanilla are in full effect in this chardonnay, though they’re dialed back enough to let some interesting fruit notes shine through, including pear,…

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Review: Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire

Hey, remember Game of Thrones? Johnnie Walker does, and they’re making sure the epic TV series stays alive with the third installment of whisky inspired by the show. A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire are designed as a pair; you’re ideally supposed to sample these two spirits together to get a sense of how…

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Review: 2bar Spirits Rye

It’s been over five years since we looked at the spirits of 2bar — an impressive bourbon, vodka, and more — but the Seattle distiller recently rolled out a new product: 2bar Rye. This whiskey is made from a mash of 65% rye, 10% corn, and 25% malt, and it’s aged for 2 1/2 years…

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Review: Kilchoman 100% Islay Ninth Release, 2010 Vintage, Loch Gorm 2019, Evolution 11 Years Old, and STR Cask Matured

Yes, that’s a terribly long headline, but Kilchoman puts out whiskies at such a pace that it’s tough to keep up. We’ve got a backlog of five different whiskies from the Islay newcomer… well, not so much a newcomer now that we’re seeing spirits as mature as 11 years old from the operation. Let’s skip…

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Review: Well Told City-Themed Glassware

Got local pride? Show it off with your selection of drinking vessels, thanks to Well Told’s new etched glassware, featuring maps of top U.S. and global cities. It’s a simple idea but it makes for a really cool highball or pint glass. (Though I’m less enamored with the idea of putting this kind of treatment…

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Gift Idea and Giveaway: Globe Decanter by Prestige Decanters

Where did 2019 go? We’ll probably never know, but one thing is for sure, it’s time to get shopping. Since you’re reading this, there’s a greater than zero chance that you’ll be gifting or unwrapping a shiny new decanter this holiday season. Decanters are the one thing every whiskey lover should own, but most can…

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