Review: Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey Special Reserve 110 Proof

The “Alabama Style” whiskey crew at Clyde May’s is back at it, turning out a Special Reserve edition of its original product. This is the first line extension for the brand, a (sourced) corn/rye/malted barley whiskey that’s aged for up to six years in “mellowed” barrels “and finished non-cold filtered with a slight hint of apple,…

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Tasting the Wines of Gil Family Estates, 2015 Releases

Established in 1916 in the Jumilla region of Spain by Juan Gil Jiménez, the Gil Family Estates empire now spans four generations of winemakers. Today, Gil Family Estates operates nine bodegas in eight different appelations, with a continued goal of producing high-end wines at a good value. We recently tasted five different bottlings from Gil…

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The Glenrothes Retrospective: 2001, 1994, 1991, 1985 and 25 Years Old

After our recent trip to The Glenrothes in Scotland, we were sent home with a collection of bottlings representing the company’s whisky production back to the early 1980s. Let’s take a walk into the past with a look back at five Glenrothes expressions, most of which are no longer in production but which you can…

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Review: Jim Beam Apple

We almost missed this release a few months back, but finally turned up a bottle in our to-review queue. Jim Beam Apple probably doesn’t need a whole lot of introduction: It’s Jim Beam whiskey flavored with apple liqueur (specifically green apple liqueur) — though the fine print on the bottle reads the other way around.…

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Review: Lovell Bros. Georgia Sour Mash Whiskeys

As the story goes, this line of “sour mash whiskeys” — basically liquor made from corn that’s cut with a little malted barley — got its start in Mt. Airy, Georgia thanks to Carlos Lovell, the son of a son of a son of a moonshiner who finally decided to take the 150-year-old family business legit.…

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Review: Bear Republic Racer X Double IPA (2015)

Few seasonals get the kind of love that Bear Republic’s Racer X Double IPA receives — and even fewer actually deserve it. Racer X is a rarity that has wholly earned the love it gets on those rare occasions when it adorns beer shops and tap handles. The big brother to Bear’s equally loveable Racer…

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Review: Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection – Old Fashioned Sour Mash 13 Years Old Experiments

The latest round of experiment bourbons from Buffalo Trace are a return to its roots: using an “old fashioned” method to sour the mash. Wait, isn’t all bourbon made with a “sour mash?” Yes, but as BT explains it, all sour mash is not created equal. I’ll let them take it away: Distilled in May…

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Review: StoneCask Shot Flask

Flasks are convenient for on-the-go mixology, but drinking directly from a flask is both uncouth and unpleasant. Flask-drinking always ends up forcing the spirit straight down your throat, burning the tonsils and robbing it of any actual flavor or nuance. Solution: StoneCasks’s Shot Flask, an innovative product that pairs a standard 8 oz. flask with…

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