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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Review: 2022 Langlois Chateau Sancerre AOP

There’s a reason that Sancerre is everyone’s go-to for a crowd-pleasing white wine that goes with just about anything. This sauvignon blanc-based wine is as versatile as they come, and Langlois’s expression is an outstanding one to put in your shopping cart. Really beautiful, bright, and sunny, this wine kicks off with notes of fresh…

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Marianne Eaves on Forbidden, Whiskey Innovation, and Bourbon Gluts

Marianne Eaves likes to stay busy. Since she left Castle & Key Distillery — where she was widely regarded as the first American woman to hold the title of Master Distiller — Eaves has consulted and blended for a wide range of distilleries and non-distilling producers. Indeed, her Eaves Blind series has seen her partner…

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Review: Two Wines from Beaujolais – 2022 Manoir de Carra and 2019 Chateau Bonnet

Beaujolais remains an undersung and underconsumed wine region, particularly in the States, but that’s changing — ever so slowly — as better and better expressions make it to the U.S. market. Today we’re checking out a pair of recently released Beaujolais wines, both 100% gamay, and both extremely affordable, high-quality offerings. 2022 Manoir de Carra…

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