Review: The Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix – Original and Hot & Spicy

OK, who is The Murph? He’s Stephen Murphy, a Wall Street guy turned mixology enthusiast who figured he could whip up a Bloody Mary mix better than anyone else — and he put his money where his mouth was, selling his homegrown mix out of his car for nearly a decade. Now, The Murph’s Famous Bloody…

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Review: The Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey Madeira Cask Finish 15 Years Old

Tyrconnell knocked it out of the park last year with its 16 year old single malt. Now it’s already back in the game with this release, a 15 year old single malt that is aged in American white oak ex-bourbon barrels and finished in Madeira wine casks from Portugal’s Madeira Island. Can lightning strike twice? Let’s…

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Review: Beaujolais Wines of Georges Duboeuf, 2018 Releases

Dubeouf’s latest crop of cru Beaujolais wines have arrived; here’s a look at a smattering of new(ish) releases. 2015 Georges Duboeuf Pouilly-Fuisse – Gentle chardonnay, lemony with a very quiet mushroom note underneath. A hint of green olive emerges on the finish. B+ / $30 2016 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages – Heavy with blueberries and violets, with…

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Review: Pearse Irish Whiskey – Complete Lineup

We first became aware of Pearse whiskeys during our recent visit to Lexington, Kentucky, when we dropped in on Town Branch Distillery. Town Branch doesn’t make Pearse, but it does import it, and its stills at the new Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James in Dublin have been operational for nearly a year. The distillery makes…

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Review: Beers of Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Figueroa Mountain Brewing can be found in sleepy Buellton, California, in the state’s Central Coast region, where it employs a whopping 200 people and produces dozens of styles of beer. Today we look at the production of the so-called FigMtnBrew for the first time, with reviews of four styles of beer. Thoughts follow. Figueroa Mountain Brewing…

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Review: Old Parr Blended Scotch Whisky 12 Years Old

At Drinkhacker, we strive to bring you reviews of the latest and the greatest in the spirits world, as well as the tried and true classics, but sometimes there’s a bottle out there that gets lost on our shelves. Old Parr Blended Scotch Whisky 12 Years Old has been one of those bottles. Old Parr…

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Review: Celis White Belgian-Style Witbier

When I was in college at The University of Texas in the 1990s, you drank Shiner day to day, but special occasions called for Celis. Celis was a Belgian-style beer brewed by a Belgian immigrant named Pierre Celis — the original creator of Hoegaarden — who moved to Austin, of all places, and started a…

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Tasting Report: Loire Valley Wines 2018

If you need a crowd-pleasing wine — generally a white wine — it never hurts to look to the Loire. These wines are often extremely affordable and usually quite approachable, even though stylistically they can be all over the map. (79 appellations can be found in this region, and 24 grape varieties are grown here…

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