Review: IPAs of Wicked Weed: Pernicious, Perni-Haze, and Freak of Nature

We’ve tasted a lot of beers from Wicked Weed Brewing, but somehow it seems we’ve avoided some of their most straightforward offerings. Today we’re taking a look at three different India Pale Ales from the brewery, all available year-round. Wicked Weed Pernicious IPA – If there was a flagship IPA among all of Wicked Weed’s…

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Review: Michter’s US-1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye 2023

Did you know: Michter’s pioneered the toasted barrel craze back in 2014, and it’s been at it ever since. This is the first expression of the distillery’s US-1 Toasted Barrel Rye we’ve seen since 2020, and again it undergoes the operation’s unique aging process, which we’ll remind you about here: Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea…

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Review: Angostura Rum – 7 Years Old and 1919 (2023)

We recently caught up with Angostura‘s rum-making operation in Trinidad & Tobago, seven years since reviewing their nearly complete lineup. This time out we’re only examining two of the rums — both in the middle of the collection — to see how things have (or haven’t) changed over time. Both are 80 proof. Angostura Caribbean…

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Review: Clonakilty Irish Whiskey Finished in Garrison Brothers Casks

Take the softest style of whiskey in the world and meld it with one of the most rugged and what do you get? Clonakilty‘s bold experiment, taking a 7 year old Irish single malt and finishing it in Garrison Brothers Balmorhea whiskey barrels, attempts to answer that question. And while there are moments of greatness…

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Review: Woodford Reserve Distillery Series – Toasted Oak Four Grain

The latest experimental whiskey from Woodford Reserve and its newish master distiller Elizabeth McCall (pictured) has arrived, and it’s a bit of a spin in the four-grain concept. This is actually a blend of four different whiskeys rather than one whiskey made with four grains, mixing up Woodford Reserve’s Bourbon, Rye, Wheat, and Malt whiskeys…

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Review: Remus Highest Rye Bourbon 6 Years Old

Whiskey fans have come to appreciate, even adore, lots of MGP whiskeys since those early days of the bourbon boom when sourced was a dirty word. Their 95/5 rye whiskey helped turn neat sippers near and far into cocktail drinkers. And as more and more bourbon from the Lawrenceburg, Indiana distillery entered the market behind…

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Review: Carmenere Wines of Chile, 2023 Releases

Carménère, a grape variety once considered lost to the annals of viticultural history, has experienced a remarkable resurgence in recent decades. Thanks to the relentless efforts of many in the world of winemaking, it now stands as a symbol of the resilience and skill inherent in Chilean winemaking. We recently had the privilege of attending…

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Review: 15 Stars Bourbons – Platinum and Sherry Cask Finished

15 stars is at least 10 more stars than anyone should ever need, but I’m told there’s some legitimate meaning behind the name of this rising whiskey brand, as Kentucky was the 15th state in the nation… and thus the 15th star on the flag. Oddly enough, 15 Stars the whiskey hails from all over…

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