Celebrating 10,000 Posts!

Wow, we just hit two big milestones here at Drinkhacker. Our 16th birthday just hit, but the bigger one is happening today: Our 10,000th post, which you’re reading right now (assuming I didn’t muck anything up as I got this ready). First off, thanks to all of you who read our content on the website…

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Review: Distillery 291 E Series Wheated Bourbon Batch 12

  Based in Colorado Springs, Distillery 291 has recently released Batch 12 of their ongoing E Series, which is their limited release offerings of experimental blends. This comes hot on the heels of the All Rye Colorado Whiskey which we recently reviewed (and have covered various other offerings across their portfolio over the years). Batch…

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Review: Franklin & Sons Sparkling Pink Grapefruit

The London company may have an established on date of 1886 on the front label, but Franklin & Sons is a new brand to me in the U.S., at least. (Turns out the brand was relaunched in 2015 after a few decades of dormancy.) Now aiming to compete with high-end mixer makers like Fever-Tree and…

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Review: Stagg Bourbon Batch #23A (2023)

It’s been two years since Drew’s review of Stagg Jr. Batch 15, and we’re now taking another spin with the whiskey — RIP to the “Jr.” designation — after a short hiatus. It’s understandable: in the time since Drew’s review, bourbon has, somehow, managed to become even boomier, the average consumer is exceedingly educated, and…

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Review: 2015 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 Seleccion Especial

The first ever Seleccion Especial — generally used as a top-tier designate above Rioja’s Gran Reserva classification — from La Rioja Alta has arrived. Produced in 2015, the operation felt that 2023 was finally the time for this wine to be released, marking a first in the 120 years of the winery’s history. Crafted from…

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Review: Milam & Greene Unabridged Volume 2

Milam & Greene’s Unabridged label gets its second installment, although this year there’s no mention of compadres Noah Rothbaum and David Wondrich having a hand in the blend. Master distiller Marlene Holmes says that there’s older stock in this release than in Unabridged Volume 1, but it remains a cask-strength blend of rare casks from…

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Review: Johnnie Walker Red Label (2023)

As I slowly continue the journey of organic erosion and cognitive decline we all inevitably face, I find my tastes occasionally regressing, drifting back to various points of origin. Sometimes it is out of necessity as to what is being served, but there are times when it’s to find out just how much my palate…

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Book Review: Modern Caribbean Rum: A Contemporary Reference to the Region’s Essential Spirit

2023 was supposed to be a big year for rum, or so said several reputable booze trend analysts. Well, we’re two thirds of the way to 2024, and I still don’t feel like the category has had its moment yet. And I’m honestly not sure why. Rum is as venerable as whiskey or tequila, and…

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