Happy Birthday To Us!

We did it! 10 years old today! Last chance to hop on our Booker’s Bourbon giveaway… we’ll pick the winner tomorrow. Cheers, and have a great Labor Day! Related Stories: TapInfluence Interviews Editor in Chief Christopher Null Happy 9th Birthday to Drinkhacker! Welcome to Drinkhacker 2018 Drinkhacker’s Turning 10, and You’re Winning a Bottle of…

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Review: Baron Samedi Spiced Rum

There’s a great story behind Baron Samedi then man — he’s the legendary master of the dead in Haiti, “the ever-cool and confident guide to a world shrouded in shadows and riddled with enigma.” (He’s also the henchman to the big bad in Live and Let Die, if you’re a Bond fan.) Baron Samedi the rum…

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Review: Starr Hill Summer 2017 Releases – Resinate, Festie, Sublime, The Hook, Warehouse Pils, Grateful, and The Love

Starr Hill’s (late) summer beers are now in full effect — today we look at a full seven varieties, including four appearing in a mixed case of cans for the first time. Let’s take a spin! Starr Hill Resinate Imperial Red IPA – If “resin” is the operative term here, Starr Hill sure got this…

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Cocktails and Cake Recipes for Labor Day 2017

Where has the summer gone? It’s time for our last ditch grilling, hanging out, and partying weekend: Labor Day. After all, you have to love a holiday where people take the day off of work to celebrate work. Here are some great cocktails you’ll enjoy and an easy cake recipe to boot. Cheers! Angry Cider…

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Tasting Report: Late 2017 MashBox Club Spirits Samplers

What’s new from MashBox? The last couple of packages we’ve received include these samples. (We also received duplicates of the Black Button products below and Black Button’s Bourbon Cream.) Oak & Rye Wormwood – Spirit distilled from grain distilled and flavored with herbs. Somewhere in the vein of an aquavit, the nose is lightly licorice-inflected,…

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Review: Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon

Rock Hill Farms is one of the sub-labels of Buffalo Trace/Sazerac, an upscale bottling in a fancy decanter that people really seem to love because it has a horse on the label. Rock Hill Farms (bottled with no age statement or anything else by way of production data) is a rather typical expression of Buffalo…

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Review: Flora Springs 2016 Chardonnay Family Select and Sauvignon Blanc

  Two new bottlings from Napa’s Flora Springs! 2016 Flora Springs Chardonnay Family Select Napa Valley – This Napa chardonnay is surprisingly restrained, with oaky aromas present, but modest, allowing notes of vanilla, chestnuts, and florals to come to the fore. On the palate, lemon is more evident, as is a gently sweet nougat note.…

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Review: Jura 10 Years Old

Is it peated? Unpeated? Sherried? This new 10 year old single malt from Jura (located on the eponymous island next door to Islay) is all three. Here’s some info on this brand new expression: Jura Whisky today announced the launch of Jura 10, an exceptional Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky and the first release in…

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