Review: Traverse City Whiskeys – Complete Lineup

Traverse City Whiskey is a Michigan-based purveyor of, well, whiskey. The company got its start in 2012 and was sourcing product at that time. Now its own stills are up and running and all of its products are distilled and aged in-house. Oddly enough, we’ve only reviewed one of Traverse City’s products to date: cocktail…

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Review: Clear Creek Vodka

Hood River, Oregon-based Clear Creek Distillery is best known for its numerous brandies and liqueurs (and a lone single malt), and now it also makes vodka, the first addition to the company’s portfolio in nearly 10 years. Clear Creek Vodka is 100 percent distilled from apples grown in the Pacific Northwest. It is proofed with…

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Review: Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

The only proper answer to a Fireball is a Skrewball, no? In case you’ve missed it, peanut butter flavored whiskey is here, and it’s taking the world by storm (at least a bit). There’s no huge setup here. This is some random young whiskey (Canadian?) pumped to the gills with peanut butter flavoring. It’s “natural…

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Review: Firestone Walker Old Man Hattan 2019

I love whiskey, beer, and cocktails, but I never dreamed I’d be able to drink them all at once. Old Man Hattan is a unique brew, even by Firestone Walker’s already very creative standards. Brand new to their well-loved Proprietor’s Vintage Series, it’s a blend of no less than five beers in that series including…

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Review: Tarnished Truth High Rye Bourbon 3 Years Old

Here’s a curious fact: Tarnished Truth Distillery is the first and only distillery based within a hotel, the historic Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Tarnished Truth produces vodka, gin, moonshine, and this, a high rye bourbon that’s aged for 3 years. The bourbon for now is sourced from MGP — though the label is…

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Review: 2017 Quinta de Roriz Post Scriptum Douro DOC

We last saw Prats + Symington’s Post Scriptum (part of its Quinta de Roriz winery) in 2014. The 2017 vintage is a blend of 51% Touriga Nacional, and 49% Touriga Franca, a much different blend than both 2014 and 2011. 2017 sees the wine carrying a ton of astringency and not nearly enough body to…

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Review: Barrell Whiskey American Vatted Malt

Even with its already robust portfolio of small batch whiskeys, single barrels, and limited editions, the folks at Barrell Bourbon can’t seem to satisfy their creative appetites. Enter their latest special release, American Vatted Malt. It’s admittedly an unsexy name for a pretty unique undertaking. I’ll let Barrell explain: This bottling is a blend of…

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Review: NV Croft Pink Rose Port

Croft Pink was the first Rose Port, and remains the most popular on the market (at least from my perspective). The style has been around only since 2008, but since that time dozens of major and minor Port producers have followed suit. The main difference in the production of Rose Port vs. other styles is…

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