Review: Few Spirits American Whiskey

One of the big names in craft distilleries, Evanston, Illinois-based Few Spirits, is back with a new release: Few American Whiskey, a blend of its bourbon, rye, and cherrywood-smoked single malt products. “We are constantly experimenting at Few, innovating new expressions and our American Whiskey was a direct result of those efforts,” says founder and…

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Review: Allagash River Trip Belgian-Styled Session Ale

Allagash has been experimenting recently with a range of inventive ingredients and styles, creating beers that are exciting and distinctive (you can see reviews here, here, here, and here). Their newest release, River Trip, is a bit more conventional. The can provides a description: “This Belgian-style table beer packs an array of melon, citrus, and…

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Review: Fukano Vault Reserve 1 & 2, 6000, and Jikan

The importers at ImpEx have been on a tear lately; their latest acquisition is four new expressions of Japanese whiskey from Fukano, all of which are being released in very small numbers (with some 1200 to 5500 bottles of each hitting the market globally).  All four limited edition expressions are blends of stock between the…

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Review: 2015 Frescobaldi Tenuta Perano Chianti Classico DOCG

2015 marked the first vintage of a new Chianti Classico brand from Frescobaldi: Tenuta Perano. Says the company: “Chianti Classico Tenuta Perano is born on the hills of Gaiole in Chianti from vineyards 500 meters above sea level. The south, southwestern exposure and the amphitheatre-shaped layout magnifies the exposure to the sun and concentrates the…

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Review: Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon – Limited Edition (2018)

While Angel’s Envy has become a mainstay of the back bar, its annually-released Cask Strength expression has become a collectable darling. We’re late to covering the 2018 release of this Port-finished bourbon, but, as always, figure it’s better late than never. For the sake of comparison, here’s a look at prior coverage from 2013, 2013…

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Review: Rogue Batsquatch IPA and Outta Line IPA

Oregon-based Rogue’s first new mainstream releases are here, both available in versatile 12 oz cans and both available nationally by the time you read this. We tried ’em both! Rogue Batsquatch Hazy India Pale Ale – “Batsquatch is a Hazy IPA dedicated to the half-bat half-sasquatch creature that, according to legend, resides in the woods…

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Review: Malfy Gin Rosa and Gin Con Arancia

About a year ago we reviewed a gin called Malfy, which hails from Italy. Malfy’s first expression (which we haven’t actually covered) is flavored with lemons, while a more traditional “Originale” came shortly thereafter. Today we’re looking at two new expressions, Gin Rosa and Gin Con Arancia. For a little backstory and a bit more detail…

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Review: Rogue Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout (2019)

In 2015, Oregon’s Rogue acquired a bunch of WWII-era coopering equipment and started making their own barrels, thus allowing them to claim the title of the only farm-brewery-distillery-cooperage in the country. The cooperage, called Rolling Thunder Barrel Works, was used to make barrels for their new line of whiskeys, and it wasn’t going to be…

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