Review: Goodwood Brewing Company Bourbon Barrel Stout

Goodwood Brewing Company in Louisville, Kentucky distinguishes itself from most other craft breweries by wood-aging every beer in its portfolio. According to their website, this is done as “an homage to this region’s distilling legacy and to those old barrels out there that still have so much flavor left to give.” With some of the…

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Review: Flaviar Son of a Peat Blended Malt Batch 01

Our pals at Flaviar, which operate a cool spirits subscription service as well as owning our affiliate retail partner Caskers, have released their first ever private label whisky: Son of a Peat. The inaugural Son of a Peat (this is technically Batch 01) is a blended malt Scotch comprised of eight single malts from three…

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Review: The Maltman Springbank 24 Years Old from Whisky Foundation

Ever wonder why the price of whisky doesn’t fluctuate with supply and demand like the price of gasoline? Well, now it does — sort of — thanks to The Whisky Foundation Reserve, which is launching the idea of whisky priced based on market demand. Take a look at the listing page (link at the bottom of…

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Review: The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Ready for a new Irish that isn’t a special release of something from Jameson? Read on! The Sexton is a made in the North Coast of Ireland (at Bushmills, surely, as the two brands have the same ownership, the company Proximo), and is made from a 100% malted barley mash that is triple distilled in…

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Review: 2015 Pfendler Vineyards Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

I’d never heard of Pfendler Vineyards before attending a media lunch last week, where I met owner Kimberley Pfendler and winemaker Justin Harmon. I’m glad I did, because what I discovered was some of the best-produced wine I’ve had in recent memory, hailing from Sonoma’s most recently designated AVA, the Petaluma Gap. With production of…

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Two Beertails for Chinese New Year 2018

On February 16, the Year of the Dog will be upon us. Sure, you can celebrate with snake wine and firecrackers, or you can fire up one of these lighter cocktails, both made with China’s Tiger Beer, which provided them. Gung hay fat choy! Ginger Lemon Tiger Sour .75 oz fresh lemon juice 1 oz…

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Review: MarieBelle x Reserva de la Familia Chocolate Box Set

In partnering with chocolatier MarieBelle, Jose Cuervo has created a limited edition of “luxuriously decadent ganache chocolates,” a mix of dark and milk chocolates that are infused with Cuervo’s extra anejo Reserva de la Familia tequila. This isn’t Cuervo’s first spin with a chocolate producer. Last year, the company released a delightful (but different) collection…

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Cocktails for Valentine’s Day 2018

Not everyone wants to get out to brave weather and traffic for a jam-packed restaurant on Valentine’s Day. Instead, why not create a romantic dinner in with your sweetie, friend, or even yourself. Check out these great cocktails to get things started, and finish the meal with a red wine-infused cake. You’ll be glad you…

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