Review: Cointreau L’Unique (2023)

Cointreau‘s been with us for over 140 years — and in 2023, the bottle gets a redesign, “its most momentous” in the brand’s history. Momentous or no, you decide: Strikingly different yet still instantly recognizable, the revamped Cointreau bottle is an ode to the brand’s rich history and a celebration of the orange itself. For…

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Review: Puncher’s Chance Bourbon The Undisputed

The Puncher’s Chance lineup continues to expand with this latest sourced release, The Undisputed, a single barrel bottling drawn from a batch of 5- to 6-year-old Kentucky straight bourbons made from a mash of 75 percent corn, 13 percent rye, and 12 percent barley. Bottled at an “almost cask strength” of 54% abv, each bottle…

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Review: Almare Spritz, Complete Lineup

The Spritz isn’t the hardest cocktail to make, but opening a bottle of sparkling wine just to whip up a single drink seems wasteful. Enter Almare Spritz, a ready-to-drink option available in three varieties and made in the Veneto from the same glera grapes used for Prosecco. Each of the trio comes in a 750…

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Review: Wines of Markham, 2023 Releases

Markham Vineyards is a workhorse of the wine world, seemingly ubiquitous across bottle shops and wine lists alike. Today we look at three wines from its Napa Valley collection, all approachable and — more importantly — affordable options for just about any occasion. 2021 Markham Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley – Designed very much with New…

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Review: Cognacs of Through the Grapevine, 2023 Releases

Independent bottling isn’t just for whiskey and rum, La Maison & Velier is bringing the idea to fine brandies from Cognac, all bottled under the Through the Grapevine label. Each of the six Cognacs in this line are designed to showcase smaller producers, a few of which I’ve never even heard of before. We received…

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Review: The Balvenie Stories – The Creation of a Classic

The Balvenie Stories line of single malts has showcased no shortage of tales over the years about various Balvenie craftsmen and craftswomen who have created unique single malts. Whether through experiments with barley and peat or the use of estate-grown ingredients, these whiskies have helped to highlight the Speyside distillery’s dedication to innovation not through…

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Review: Eric LeGrand Bourbon

First questions first: Who is Eric LeGrand? Why, he’s a former college football defensive tackle who was paralyzed while playing for Rutgers back in 2010. As part of his rehabilitation, he turned his mind toward entrepreneurship has teamed up with spirits mogul Brian Axelrod to create a bourbon with charitable aims at its heart. $5.20…

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The Future of Canadian Whisky with Alberta Distillers’ George Teichroeb

In his 26-plus years in distilling, George Teichroeb has seen whisky booms in two different countries. Now the General Manager of Alberta Distillers — known in the U.S. for their Alberta Premium 100% Rye releases — Teichroeb also spent years in Kentucky under the tutelage of figures like Fred Noe. Jim Beam and Alberta Distillers…

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