Review: Barrell Infinite Barrel Project Release #1

Back in early 2018, Barrell Craft Spirits introduced a completely new line extension, the Infinite Barrel Project. The inspiration for this one came from the ritual among many whiskey-lovers of keeping an “infinity bottle” containing the last dregs of otherwise finished whiskeys. While most of those bottles likely don’t end up tasting very good, Barrell…

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Review: New Belgium Passion Fruit Kolsch and Voodoo Ranger Juicifer IPA

New Belgium’s summertime brews have arrived, so let’s dig into this duo of widely different beers — both solid hot weather choices. New Belgium Passion Fruit Kolsch – A lot of times you see “passion fruit” on a beer label and then you tuck into the beer and… there’s nothing there. New Belgium’s Passion Fruit…

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Review: O’Donnell Flavored Moonshines

I could understand if you didn’t believe me when I say there’s a company in Berlin making moonshine. This five year old brand offers a straight moonshine but is better known for three flavored offerings. Fairly low in alcohol and all heavily sweetened, they drink more like liqueurs you’d find served warm at a German…

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Review: Devils Backbone Southern Passion Tropical-Style Lager

+Southern Passion isn’t just a groovy concept, it’s also the name of a strain of hops, hailing from South Africa. With this latest brew from Lexington, Virginia-based Devils Backbone, Southern Passion hops are paired with several malts: Pilsner, Vienna, CaraHell, Acidulated, Golden Naked Oats, and Malted Wheat. Normally you’d expect to find an unusual single-hop…

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Tasting 100 Years of The Dalmore at ROOH, San Francisco

Over the course of my career I’ve had many opportunities to drink old whiskey, but this experience from The Dalmore has to go down as one of the most opulent, intricate, and interesting. The concept: The Dalmore is partnering with a handful of high-end restaurants and bars to provide a unique whisky experience called 100…

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Review: Firestone Walker Napa Parabola 2019

In May, Firestone Walker released Napa Parabola, a brand spanking new addition to their Proprietor’s Vintage Series. This release sees their standard Parabola imperial stout, a much-loved brew that’s normally aged in bourbon barrels, matured instead in red wine barrels, reportedly from one of Napa Valley’s most prestigious “cult” wineries. Suspicions abound, but the brewery…

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Review: Single Cask Nation Tamdhu 10, Port Charlotte 14, and Glenfarclas 9

In 2017, independent bottler Single Cask Nation launched a U.S.-only retail line. The move into retail-only offerings complemented the existing line of bottles available exclusively to members through their website. While Drinkhacker has already reviewed two different outturns of retail-only bottles (see here and here), we hadn’t yet explored the members-only, online offerings. Until now……

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Review: Four 2017 Landmark Vineyards Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Wines

Landmark’s latest installments in its Overlook series — which generally represents its most approachable and affordable bottlings — as well as a pair of higher-end reserve offerings have arrived. Let’s dive in to these wines, all from the 2017 vintage. 2017 Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay Sonoma County – Initially quite oaky and meaty, this Sonoma…

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