Review: Industrious Spirit Company Ostreida Oyster Vodka

I’ve long known how well oysters and vodka go together, but I’ve always had them served separately. Until now… The Industrious Spirit Company’s (ISCO) Ostreida is vodka made in Rhode Island, with oysters used as part of the distillation process. Officially “a spirit made with oysters,” it’s made from scratch with a 100% corn distillate…

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Review: 2021 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards

The Sonoma Coast is home to some of the world’s best pinot noirs, and this bottling from Joseph Phelps is a killer example of the style. Earthy to a point where it’s slightly off-putting at first blush, you’ll want to give this wine a moment in the glass to find its footing, allowing its cherry…

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Review: Method And Madness Rye and Malt Irish Whiskey

Irish Distillers’ Method And Madness is out with a fourth, limited edition expression from its new line of Irish whiskeys. This bottling takes a big step away from its traditional bottlings of single grain, single malt, and single pot still whiskeys, setting of a triple-distilled mash of rye (60%) and malted barley (40%), which is…

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Review: Glengoyne 15 Years Old (2023)

When Rob dug into the Glengoyne core lineup in 2020, he covered a 15-year-old expression, but we’re told by the distillery that this latest release is something new for 2023. Well, maybe not entirely new. Perhaps just newly packaged, sporting a spiffy dark black label. Or newly launched for the U.S. market, although I’m pretty…

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Review: Tequila Komos Anejo Reserva

Last summer, we were introduced to Tequila Komos, the curiously Mediterranean-inspired tequila brand whose lineup includes a handful of expressions but not the most obvious, a blanco offering. So, when the brand announced a new addition to the lineup this year, we were a little surprised to find a second anejo joining the portfolio. Given…

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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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