Review: Stone Enter Night, Tropic of Thunder, Sanctimonious, and ///Fear.Movie.Lions

Four new beers from Stone recently arrived, including both year-round releases and seasonal rarities — one a collaboration not with a brewery but rather a heavy metal band. Thoughts on everything tasted — all poured from cans of various sizes — follow. Stone Enter Night Pilsner – Metallica wasn’t happy just with its own whiskey,…

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Review: Fabrizia Limoncello Cream Liqueur

We’ve previously reviewed Fabrizia Limoncello and other liqueurs from the brand, finding the spirit to be a perfectly acceptable example of this famous Italian liqueur. Now the brand is stretching its legs by imbuing the that same limoncello with real cream, making it the first limoncello cream liqueur I’ve encountered. (Fabrizia also now has its Italian Margarita…

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Review: Warbringer Mesquite Smoked Southwest Bourbon

You’ll find Sespe Creek Distillery not in Arizona or New Mexico but in Oxnard, California, a somewhat unlikely locale for the most “southwestern” whiskey I’ve encountered in my life. (If Sespe Creek sounds familiar, it’s because it’s also the brand behind Dr. Zzyzx flavored vodkas we reviewed last year.) Warbringer is a heavily smoked bourbon,…

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Review: Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur

Described as “unlike anything else on the market,” Mr Black (no period) is a new coffee liqueur made with cold brew Arabica coffee and Australian wheat-based vodka. The big sell here is that coffee liqueurs tend to be incredibly sweet, but Mr Black uses “half the sugar and ten times the coffee of old-world liqueurs,” making…

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Cocktails for Valentine’s Day 2019

February 14th deserves fourteen cocktails for you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with. Enjoy them — well, not all of them at once — whether or not you celebrate the occasion. A couple of these use infused ingredients so plan ahead accordingly. Others are easy-peasy for those of us who live on the go… and all…

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Review: The Macallan Edition No. 4

If you happen to have lost track of the releases in the Macallan Edition series, we’re now at No. 4. This single malt, like those before it, is intended to showcase a unique selection of oak casks, and for this particular release, seven different sherry-seasoned casks were used. But Edition No. 4 is also pulling…

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Review: Old Forester Rye

Old Forester is a little late to the mad rush to rye, but I like to think they were simply taking the time to do it right. No MGP juice here, this is not only made from Old Forester’s homegrown mash, it’s the first new mashbill recipe to come from the brand in 150 years.…

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Review: 2016 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Les Setilles and Puligny-Montrachet

It’s a special treat from France for today, wine lovers: A pair of white Burgundies from the maestros at Olivier Leflaive, representing two extremes (in price) of the winery’s lineup. 2016 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Les Setilles – What a bright and lovely white Burgundy, as pure expression of Chardonnay as you’ll likely find in a…

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