Review: Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection American Select Oak Bourbon and Oat Grain Bourbon

For the last 13 years, Woodford Reserve and its master distiller Chris Morris have been putting out their annual, coveted Master’s Collection whiskeys. Usually bourbon, sometimes not, and always highly anticipated, Morris’s pledge to the world has always been that he would never repeat a release (though he’s come close a time or two) as he…

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Review: Woodchuck Pearsecco, Rose, and Cucumber Mint Hard Cider

The cider freaks at Woodchuck never stop messing around with different ways to present fermented apples and pears, with this trio of offerings their latest on tap. As apple season arrives in full force, let’s dig in. Woodchuck Bubbly Pearsecco Dry Hard Cider – Quite dry — surprisingly so, really — this cidery recreation of…

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Review: New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon

New Riff Distilling hasn’t wasted any time adding a single barrel offering to their core lineup. Most of these will enter the market as private barrel selections, so expect to see plenty of liquor store and bourbon club picks popping up in the near future. Here’s more from New Riff: At New Riff, single barrel…

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Halloween Cocktails 2018

No tricks, only treats for this year’s Halloween. Today we present over a dozen cocktails plus a festive cheesecake to make tomorrow night your creepiest Hallow’s Eve ever. Enjoy! Cruzan Midnight Potion 1 part Cruzan Aged Light Rum 1 part Cruzan Aged Dark Rum 1 part Cruzan Black Strap Rum 1 parts apricot liqueur 3…

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Review: Johnnie Walker Black Label Triple Cask Edition

First there was Black Label, then there was Double Black, now there’s one louder: Johnnie Walker Black Label Triple Cask Edition (at least if you have access to travel retail). Triple casks? Let’s explore: Johnnie Walker Black Label Triple Cask Edition is a limited-edition whisky inspired by the lighter flavours and aromas found in the iconic…

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Review: 2016 Tom of Finland Outstanding Red California

Tom may be of Finland but his winemaker is now living in Murphys, California — gold country, as it were — making a wine called Outstanding. OUTstanding, if you prefer their capitalization… and that’s for a reason. Tom of Finland is the pseudonym of Touko Valio Laaksonen (who died in 1991), a gay artist from Finland (naturally)…

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Review: Boone County Eighteen33 Bourbon 12 Years Old

Since Halloween is quickly approaching, it seems only appropriate to review a whiskey from a distillery with the tagline “Made by Ghosts.” Kentucky’s Boone County Distilling Co. is referring here to the ghosts of distillers past, specifically those that founded and operated Boone County’s Petersburg Distillery which was the largest bourbon producer in the state…

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Review: Wines of Argentina’s Alamos, 2018 Releases

Our friends at Argentina’s Alamos have released their 2018 malbecs, which come in two levels, a standard bottling and the more expensive seleccion. Some thoughts. 2017 Alamos Malbec Mendoza – Entry-level stuff, woody and earthy, with a significant eucalyptus note to it. Ample blackcurrant is offset by notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, with a lightly tannic…

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