Review: Thrasher’s Rums – Green Spiced, Relaxed, Coconut, and Spiced (2024)

Todd Thrasher got his start behind bars in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. before turning to distilling in 2018 and opening the Potomac Distilling Company in DC’s riverside District Wharf neighborhood. He produces a Guyanese-style rum in a variety of expressions, all of which form the bulk of the backbar at his distillery’s in-house tiki…

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Review: Hatozaki Omakase Rye Third Edition Mizunara Cask Finish

Hatozaki Master Distiller & Blender Kimio Yonezawa is a fourth-generation shochu distiller who began producing Hatozaki’s whisky line in 2017. In addition to the brand’s core expressions, Yonezawa and his team produced limited runs of their “Omakase” line. The third such release — limited to under 3,000 bottles, and only sold in the U.S. market…

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Review: Etude 2021 Pinot Gris and 2020 Pinot Noir

Two wines from Etude, which crafts bottlings from all over California — but particularly Napa Valley. These two expressions are current releases, both from Carneros, sandwiched between Sonoma and Napa. 2021 Etude Pinot Gris Carneros – Etude’s pinot gris invariably offers a floral-heavy, slightly austere experience, and this 2021 bottling is no exception. White flowers and…

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Review: Bardstown Bourbon Company Collaborative Series: Amrut

Bardstown Bourbon Co.’s Collaborative Series has been a consistently impressive line from the innovative Kentucky whiskey-makers (with last fall’s Bourbon County being the rare exception). Now, they are out with perhaps their most ambitious offering yet in partnership with pioneering Indian distiller, Amrut. This latest sees straight, unfinished bourbon blended with rye whiskey that has…

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Book Review: Malort: The Redemption of a Revered & Reviled Spirit

Jeppson’s Malört. Do I have your attention? Did you find yourself having a reaction to the mere mention of Jeppson’s Malört? Did you feel it in your body? Did your face automatically grimace in the fashion of what is disaffectionately known as “Malört Face”? Whether you identify with anything just referenced or have no clue…

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The Top 10 Irish Whiskeys of All Time

For years Irish whiskey has been the fastest-growing spirits category in the world, and with the explosion of new distilleries in the country, it’s a trend that doesn’t appear to be slowing down. With that in mind, we polled the Drinkhacker staff to suss out the 10 best (permanently available) Irish whiskeys on the market.…

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Review: Lapo’s Aperitivo and Negroni (Non-Alcoholic)

Non-alcoholic amari are on the rise, and Lapo’s — a brand inspired by Italy but based in Atlanta — is the latest to enter the fray. Lapo’s focuses on non-alcoholic options built around designing a boozeless version of the classic Campari and its iconic Negroni cocktail. The brand offers both a straight version of its…

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Review: Playboy Spirits Rare Hare The Tempest Tasmanian Single Malt 20 Years Old

And now for something completely different… Playboy Spirits’ Rare Hare line specializes in ultra-luxe, ultra-expensive whiskeys, to date including a bourbon and an old Canadian bottling. The third installment in the series hails from, of all places, Tasmania, Australia. And it’s 20 years old. Here we go: If you didn’t know that Tasmania has a…

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