Review: Deschutes Brewery Only Slightly Exaggerated IPA and HandUp IPA

Deschutes has two new beers for your consideration, and they’re both IPAs. Let’s see what the story is… Deschutes Brewery Only Slightly Exaggerated IPA – Perhaps you’ve lately seen the state of Oregon’s quirky ads for its quirky state, touting how lovely it is in “only slightly exaggerated” fashion. If not, well, click the link.…

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Review: Camarena Tequila – Complete Lineup (2019)

Way back in 2010, the Camarena family got in bed with the Gallo corporation and decided to make a tequila with audacious goals: 100% agave, but at an ultra-affordable price point. Cuervo Tradicional has done a fair job of this, but few others have succeeded at producing a high-quality, affordable tequila. In 2010, Camerena was…

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Review: Wines of Tasca d’Almerita Tenuta Regaleali, 2019 Releases

Tasca d’Almerita’s 1830 Tenuta Regaleali winery can be found in inland Sicily, and the company describes it as “a living symbol of the inexorable bond running eight generations deep between the Tasca family and their island home. Regaleali represents and exemplifies the region’s passage from a feudal peasant past to a sophisticated and diversified agricultural…

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Review: Stolen X Rock & Rye

Recently, Stolen Spirits branched out from rum to whiskey, and now it’s taking its nascent brand even further with the launch of Stolen X, a flavored “rock & rye” whiskey. Ingredients in this blend include  straight American rye whiskey, organic raw honey, and real orange peel — no artificial anything. The nose of the spirit…

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Review: Graham’s Tawny Port 20 Years Old (2019)

We’ve covered Graham’s 10 year old tawny Port a couple of times, but this is our first formal go-round with the 20 year old. This expression is a quite sweet raisin bomb up front, with a few cranberry and cherry notes mixed in for good measure. A hint of black tea and a touch of…

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Review: Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon

We’ve been fans of Four Roses pretty much since the beginning of Drinkhacker, and while we’ve enjoyed the standard-edition Small Batch Bourbon on many occasions, we’ve never gotten around to actually reviewing it. (Yes, we’ve covered umpteen limited edition annual releases of this whiskey and the new Small Batch Select, but never the year-round bottling.)…

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Tasting the Wines of Travaglini, 2019 Releases

Ever stumbled across an Italian red in a funkily-shaped bottle? I have — and it’s one of the very first wines that I can remember really gravitating to as a novice wine enthusiast. What a treat then to discuss this unique wine with its current overseer, Cinzia Travaglini, a fourth-generation winemaker who was recently in…

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Review: Rabbit Hole Distillery Heigold Straight Bourbon

Rabbit Hole Distillery continues to add expressions to their portfolio, so to keep the rest of us from getting too confused going forward, they’ve rebranded each offering with a distinctive name. For those playing at home, the straight bourbon is now Cavehill, the straight rye is now Boxergrail, and the PX finished bourbon will henceforth…

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