Review: The Irishman Cask Strength 2023

Earlier this summer, we covered Writers’ Tears Cask Strength, a limited edition offering from Walsh Whiskey. Now we’re back with another cask strength limited release from Walsh Whiskey’s other moniker, The Irishman. The brand first launched this whiskey way back in 2008, and at the time, it was the first release of a triple-distilled Irish…

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Review: M&H Art & Craft DoppleBock Beer Cask and Elements Pomegranate Wine Cask

Israeli distillery Milk & Honey continues to churn out unique and innovative single malts. Case in point: a pair of recent arrivals on the Drinkhacker review desk. One is from the Elements Series, several of which we’ve covered in the past, and another is from a new line of rare releases dubbed Art & Craft.…

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Review: Heaven’s Door Rye Decade Series II 10 Years Old (2023)

You probably felt this one coming: A second release from Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Decade Series. While last year’s original Decade was a bourbon, this new release is a rye, made from 95% rye and 5% malted barley, and aged in barrel, as the name suggests, for a full 10 years. I don’t have any…

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Review: 2021 Patricia Green Cellars Mysterious Pinot Noir

Burrowed entirely within the Willamette Valley, Patricia Green Cellars (PGC) resides in the Dundee Hills AVA about 30 miles southwest of Portland. While they release a modest amount of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, the majority of wines from PGC focus on Pinot Noirs from vineyards around the area. There are offerings at a wide range…

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Review: Writers’ Tears Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey 2023 – PX and Marsala

Writers’ Tears has long stood as one of the best and most accessible Irish whiskeys on the market. However, after 20 expressions, it’s never put out a 100% single pot still release; the standard expression is 60% single pot still and 40% single malt. This year that all changes with release #21, as Writers’ Tears…

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Review: 2020 Presqu’ile Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Presqu’ile Vineyard

Presqu’ile is as hard to pronounce (press-keel) as it is to type, but the wines made here certainly aren’t hard to drink. With a focus on pinot noir and chardonnay — and a smattering of other varietals — the wines produced in this Santa Maria Valley operation are iconically styled. 2020 Presqu’ile Pinot Noir Presqu’ile…

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Review: Benriach The Forty

Barely a month ago we looked at the newest entrant into Benriach’s single malt lineup, a 16 year old expression. Now we dive back in with an even more prized offering, Benriach The Forty, which is exactly what you think it is. Well, almost. While most Benriach releases are unpeated (sans the Smoke Season-designated releases), The…

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Review: Old Forester The 117 Series – Bottled in Bond

Old Forester’s limited edition 117 Series — now under the purview of Melissa Rift — is cranking along with its latest installment which should be familiar to our readers: Bottled in Bond. As is widely known, the bonded whiskey category was created by the 1897 Bottled in Bond Act, and bonded whiskey must come from…

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