Review: King of Kentucky Straight Bourbon 15 Years Old (2019)

Brown-Forman’s King of Kentucky revival made a huge splash in 2018 — and we weren’t immune to its charms, naming it our #7 whiskey of the year in our top 10 list for 2018. If you missed the drama, K of K was an old late 1800s brand that had nothing really to do with…

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Review: Whiskies of Scotland Bunnahabhain 24 Years Old 1989

Whiskies of Scotland may not be the most creatively named independent Scotch bottler, but the company does boast an impressive range of older single malts, including this 24 year old from Islay’s Bunnahabhain, distilled in 1989. Bunnahabhain is well known for its modest (or even absent) peat profile, and after 24 years in barrel, said…

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Undertaking the Store Pick Experience at WhistlePig

“Store picks” are an exciting and growing phenomenon in the bourbon and rye world, and if you are a fan of American whiskey then you will definitely want to know more about these rarities. First off, some nomenclature: Store picks are single barrels of a particular brand of whiskey that are individually chosen by liquor…

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Drinkhacker Asks: Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson and Master Distiller Dan McKee

Its been a while since we last had the opportunity to share an industry interview with you, but better late than never. Right? The Drinkhacker crew has long been a fan of Michter’s Distillery. As such, we eagerly followed their agonizingly slow progress restoring the nearly un-restorable Fort Nelson building on downtown Louisville’s bustling Whiskey…

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Review: Pinhook Bourbon Country Straight Bourbon 2018

Kentucky-based non-distilling producer Pinhook appeared on the crowded American whiskey stage back in 2014, and since that time they’ve released annual, limited bottlings of sourced bourbon and rye reportedly from MGP. Despite the Indiana origins of their initial offerings, the distillery embraces all things Kentucky with a particular emphasis on horse racing. The distillery’s name…

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Review: Wines of Francis Ford Coppola, 2019 Releases

Never one to shy away from a wine release, Francis Ford Coppola hits the ground this summer with (at least) five new releases, thoughts on which you’ll find below. 2017 Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Brut Rose Monterey County – The iconic Sofia sparkler (wrapped in plastic, natch) really pushes the boundaries of the definition of…

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Review: Garrison Brothers Balmorhea Bourbon (2019)

Texas-born bourbons are not exactly known for their delicacy, and Garrison Brothers — which stakes a claim as being “the first corn to cork bourbon distillery in America opened beyond Kentucky, and the first legal whiskey distillery in Texas” — has long stood proudly on those very laurels. While its standard Texas Straight Bourbon and…

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Review: Deschutes Brewery Lil’ Squeezy and Humm Zinger

Two new seasonals designed for summer sipping from our buddies up in Bend, Oregon. Deschutes Brewery Lil’ Squeezy Juicy Ale – Lil’ Squeezy — a nod to Deschutes’ Fresh-Squeezed IPA — is the Oregon brewery’s stab at a sessionable hazy/New England IPA. It’s nod a bad effort. The richness of the malt and an abundance…

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