Review: Hooker’s House Whiskey Experiments – Cohabitation 7/21, Epicenter, Wheat Whiskey, and Rye (2016)

Prohibition Spirits in Sonoma, California is the producer of Hooker’s House whiskey, a line which began with a bourbon and has exploded since then. Today we look at three new bottlings, plus take a fresh look at the company’s rye. As always, Hooker’s House sources its product from MGP, but all expressions are finished in California,…

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Book Review: Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey

Fred Minnick may be best known for wearing an ascot, but he also happens to know whiskey, particularly bourbon. With Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey, Minnick takes us on a lively and wholly unpedantic history of bourbondom, particularly as it relates to its homeland of Kentucky. You will learn a lot…

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Review: Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey

Sweet and lowdown, you got it: Old Camp is a whiskey from a country duo called Florida Georgia Line. I’ve never heard of ’em, but once you set foot in the spirits world, eventually we were bound to cross paths. Essentially a novelty spirit, Old Camp is mystery whiskey that’s heavily doctored with peach and pecan…

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Recipes: 2016 New Year’s Eve Cocktails

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief that the year is over and a fresh new start awaits us all. Here are a few last minute cocktail recipe ideas for your gathering. On behalf of the staff here at Drinkhacker, we’d like to wish you a safe…

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Book Review: The Canon Cocktail Book

Canon is a fun and well-stocked bar in Seattle — in fact, it lays claim to having the largest collection of spirits in the western hemisphere, and checking out the shelves that line the walls of the place, it’s hard to dispute that. Now, proprietor Jamie Boudreau, with James Fraioli, attempt to codify all the…

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Review: Paul John Brilliance and Edited

In America, Amrut is probably the best known whisky from India. Edit: It’s probably the only whisky from India even serious whisky drinkers have encountered. Paul John is a new introduction to the American market — single malt, made in the traditional Scotch style. Some additional details: Distilled by the warm and tropical beaches of…

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More Beers from Devils Backbone Reviewed: Kilt Flasher, Flor de Luna, Single Hop IPA, Smokehouse Porter, and Berliner Metro Weiss Sour

Virginia-based Devils Backbone cannot seemingly be stopped. We just checked out seven new beers from the company, now it’s dropping another five — a regular release (Kilt Flasher) and four new Rare Series Adventure Pack releases. Let’s dig in. Devils Backbone Kilt Flasher Wee Heavy Scotch Ale – A bold wee heavy, with big malt…

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Breakfast Recipes: Hangover Cures for New Year’s Day

I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do on New Year’s Day is get up with a hangover and cook breakfast.  Here are three make-the-night-before breakfast recipes to get you up and functioning on January 1st. Happy New Year from all of us at Drinkhacker — and don’t forget the…

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