Review: Bivrost Cask Aquavit

Aurora Spirit Distillery in Norway sits above the Arctic Circle and lays claim to being the northermost distillery in the world. The company makes a range of spirits including whiskey, gin, and vodka, but when you’re this close to Santa, what you want to drink is aquavit, the iconic tipple of Scandinavia. Bivrost Cask Aquavit…

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Review: Meikle Toir Whiskies, Complete Lineup

While Islay remains the primary region for peated whisky in Scotland, more and more mainland distilleries are adding smoky offerings to their portfolio. Billy Walker is no stranger to the concept of peated Speyside malts, as his two previous distilleries, Benriach and GlenDronach, both produced the style, albeit sparingly. It’s no surprise then that his…

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Review: Wyoming Whiskey Single Barrel Bourbon 2023

We were a little behind on our review of the 2022 single barrel release from Wyoming Whiskey. OK, a lot behind. And, as you can see, we haven’t been any more punctual with the 2023 edition. So much whiskey, so little time to taste it all. Amirite? For Wyoming Whiskey’s 2023 single barrel release the…

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Review: Ryes of the Robots Extended Cut Rye and Town at the End of Tomorrow Bourbon

In the overcrowded world of American whiskey, it’s getting harder and harder to grab the consumer’s attention, but Filmland Spirits seems well-positioned to crack that code. The brand has one of the most creative and eye-catching bottle labels in the industry right now, with each offering sporting a B-movie name and a full, pulp-style movie…

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Review: Wines of Charles Krug, 2024 Releases

California’s Charles Krug has had a busy few months. Today we catch up on its latest releases, four in total, spanning a wide range of styles and price levels. 2023 Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley – Outstanding balance here in a sauvignon blanc that melds various styles with aplomb, mixing lemon curd with a…

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Review: Westland Outpost Range – Garryana 8 (2023) and Solum 2 (2024)

Seattle’s Westland Distilling continues to iterate its special edition single malt whiskeys, annual releases of Garryana, Colere, and now Solum, which just hit its second release. We missed 2022’s Garryana bottling and the inaugural Solum release, so we’re picking things up here with our look at the latest Garry and our first spin with Solum.…

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Review: Bark & Barware Cocktail Smoker

Judging from the number of glass cloches I see on the backs of bars these days, smoked cocktails are still a thing, and consumers now have plenty of options for making these unique libations at home. New to the scene is Bark & Barware, a kit that includes a gunlike torch, smoking vessel that sits…

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Review: Bernheim Barrel Proof Original Wheat Whiskey Batch A224 (January 2024)

Bernheim Barrel Proof — the high-test version of Heaven Hill’s wheat whiskey — is released twice a year. A224 marks the first release of 2024 and the third release of the whiskey ever. As usual, the whiskey changes little from batch to batch, this one hitting 62.6% abv. The blend is made from a mash…

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