Review: Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon – Limited Edition (2023)

We’ve been writing about the cask strength version of Angel’s Envy‘s now-classic Port-finished bourbon for as long as I can remember, and as I mentioned in 2022, it’s a remarkably consistent product. Even the proof tends to change only slightly from year to year. For 2023, I am happy to report no surprises await the…

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Review: Cantina Zaccagnini Tralcetto 2021 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and 2022 Pinot Grigio

Situated slightly northeast of Rome, Italy’s Abruzzo region has many a delight to offer wine lovers and those looking for an adventure slightly off the tourist-beaten paths. While it is tempting to carry on about the beauty of the Giulianova seaside or the simple joy of smelling fresh, hand-picked batches of saffron, today we focus…

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Review: New Riff Sour Mash Single Malt Whiskey

American Single Malt is only just now on the verge of becoming an official category, but Kentucky’s New Riff has already begun applying their trademark tinkering to the style. And they’ve been doing it for a while, apparently. The distillery is no stranger to unique malted whiskeys, delivering impressive bourbon and rye expressions over the…

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Review: Oakside Cocktail Co. Rye Old Fashioned and Negroni

It feels like we’ve reached peak canned cocktail, which I, for one, am totally fine with. Sure, they’re convenient for the beach or a golf bag, but a can just takes something away from the experience no matter how good the cocktail inside. How then to get a quality, ready-to-drink cocktail for big events or…

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Review: Breckenridge High Proof Blend Bourbon and Back to Back Blend Bourbon

Breckenridge Distillery is no stranger to Drinkhacker, though we’ve been keeping tabs more recently on their Buddy Pass collaborations with the coincidentally named but unrelated Breckenridge Brewery and their beer/bourbon barrel aging crossovers. Alas, we have not delved into their straight bourbons in nearly a decade despite steady releases since our review in 2012. The…

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Review: Herminia Riojas – 2018 Crianza and 2017 Reserva

Vina Herminia is a Rioja-based wine brand that was named in honor of Herminia Casas, an entrepreneur and women’s education activist in the early 20th century. A female pioneer in the wine biz, these wines are designed to honor her memory. And apparently, she liked really huge reds. 2018 Herminia Rioja Crianza DOC – Surprisingly…

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Review: Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey Pineau des Charentes Finish 33 Years Old

Pineau des Charentes — grape juice tempered with young brandy, basically — has been on the rise both as a stand-alone aperitif and as an ingredient in spirit finishing. Next up to make use of these unique barrels is Ireland’s Teeling, which has put its latest ultra-limited release, which starts with a single cast of…

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Review: 2017 The One in a Million Petit Verdot

Opting for a debut wine release centered around 100% Petit Verdot is a bold move. It imbues confidence and trust in one’s winemaking prowess, and underscores exceptional quality in vineyard selection. But nothing about this situation feels ordinary, even before uncorking. From the sleek label design to the bespoke packaging that rivals some of the…

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