Review: Parker’s Heritage Collection Curacao Finished Bourbon (2018)

For the 12th year running, Heaven Hill Distillery has released a limited-edition whiskey under the Parker’s Heritage Collection line. This one might very well be the most unusual whiskey in the entire lineup: Bourbon finished in barrels that once held orange curacao liqueur. Let’s let Heaven Hill explain: The 2018 edition showcases the versatility that…

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Review: Wines of Lula Cellars, 2018 Releases

This is our third go-round with Lula Cellars, a Mendocino-based winery that produces some of the best pinot noirs you’ll find on the market today. This year we’re looking at five wines from Lula (from the 2016 and 2017 vintages), including a white and a rose. Let’s dig in to this quintet! 2017 Lula Cellars…

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Review: Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond 9 Years Old Fall 2018 Edition

Don’t get confused: There are now two Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bold bourbons for 2018, and they aren’t the same. This second edition of the wheated bourbon Old Fitz 2018 bottled in bond is 9 years old (distilled in October of 2008), while the spring 2018 Old Fitz bottled in bond release was bottled at 11 years…

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Review: Stubbees Bourbon Infused Honey

Way out in St. Augustine, Florida, you’ll find Stubbees, a honey producer with a product that should be of particular interest to the Drinkhacker crowd: Bourbon Infused Honey, “a bold blend of small batch crafted bourbon and floral honey. With help from bourbon aficionados, chefs and foodies alike, we’ve curated this Napoleonic inspired honey, a luxury all…

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Review: Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin

England and Scotland are home to some of the biggest gin brands in the world. But what about that smaller island just off their western coast? Irish distillers have actually been busy churning out a variety of gins in recent years, including the Glendalough Distillery in County Wicklow, just south of Dublin. Their Wild Botanical…

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Cocktails for Labor Day 2018

Today we raise a glass to those who work hard and long hours — and who just want to unwind after a long day at work. This year we’re sharing some tasty cocktail recipes that don’t involve too much effort. OK, except one; there’s always some adventurous drinker who wants a challenge. As the unofficial…

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Review: Valentine Vodka and White Blossom Vodka

Detroit-based Valentine Distilling was founded in 2007, and while it produces gin and whiskey, today we’re looking at its flagship products — two vodkas, named after the distillery proper. Recently rebranded with upscale bottles and labels, Valentine is pot distilled in small batches from a blend of corn, wheat, and barley. Let’s taste. Valentine Vodka…

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Review: Yagara Shuzo Kabosu Liqueur

“The refined fruit liqueur” may look like it has a trio of limes on the label, but that’s no lime, it’s a kabosu (often incorrectly translated by Google as kaoru). Kabosu is a fruit that is related to the yuzu, looks like a lime, and is said to taste (in its natural state) somewhere between…

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