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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Review: Uncle Nearest 1884 Whiskey

  The Uncle Nearest brand only got its start in late 2018 with the launch of Uncle Nearest 1856, but the brand has already launched a second and third expression. We missed #2, Uncle Nearest 1820, and we’re skipping ahead to #3: Uncle Nearest 1884. Like 1856, it’s a sourced, Tennessee-distilled whiskey that doesn’t formally…

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Review: Wines of Veramonte and Primus, 2019 Releases

Two new (big) value wines from Chile’s Veramonte and a pair from it moderately more upscale label, Primus. Andale! 2017 Veramonte Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley – While this wine is initially a touch beefy and tough, a little time in glass lets it open up to reveal a soft blueberry and strawberry element, with subtleties…

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Review: Gun Fighter Rye Whiskey Double Cask

Gun Fighter is the sole whiskey brand in Colorado-based Golden Moon Distillery’s portfolio, including a bourbon and a rye. Both are billed as Double Cask products, aged for six months in new charred American oak barrels, then finished for an unstated time in “French Port wine barrels.” I’m guessing that means French oak and Portugeuse…

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Review: Limousin Rye – Batch B14 and D14

Wisconsin-based Dancing Goat Distillery has been known for its Travis Hasse liqueurs, and recently it pushed its way into rye whiskey. The distillery offers no mashbill information, but it does note that the bottled spirit is at least three years old. The catch is that Limousin Rye starts out in used “vintage oak” barrels, to…

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Review: Highland Park Twisted Tattoo 16 Years Old

Highland Park continues to shake up its image and product line, and I have to confess, by launching a product with a name like Twisted Tattoo, I figured Highland Park must have finally jumped the shark. I mean, this is a product that sounds more applicable to a flavored rum than a 16 year old…

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