Review: Jeptha Creed Wheated Bourbon 6 Years Old

America is in the middle of a new golden age of whiskey. The legacy distillers will always be what they are, but America is at the point where a significant wave of craft distillers are host to whiskey at 5 years and older. It doesn’t seem that long ago that craft whiskey meant a grossly…

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Review: Watershed Straight Bourbon Uncut Unfiltered

Ohio-based Watershed Distillery has been making spirits since 2010, though this will be the first time Drinkhacker has taken a tasting tour of their bourbon. Today we have their barrel proof “Uncut Unfiltered” straight bourbon whiskey; not having experienced their staple bourbon expressions, we’re just diving into the deepest end. This release is aged for…

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Review: Wines of Sonoma-Cutrer, Early 2024 Releases

Sonoma-Cutrer’s early 2024 releases are here, as we take a fresh look at two chardonnays and a pinot noir from this Russian River Valley icon. 2021 Sonoma-Cutrer The Cutrer Chardonnay Russian River Valley – The Cutrer is always a bold experience from Sonoma-Cutrer, and this aggressive release is no different. Big notes of peach and…

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Review: Renais Reserve Familiale Gin

Renais is a luxury gin brand in the UK that’s so fancy they released a limited edition bottle featuring artwork from Emma Watson. On a recent trip to London the brand was kind enough to send me a sample of the gin — in the boring old normal person bottle, mind you — which I…

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Review: Spirit Hound Straight Malt Whisky

The American single malt world continues to blossom and Colorado has been at the forefront. Spirit Hound Distillers is located in Lyons, Colorado, but they’re well known in London, as their Straight Malt Whisky was named Whisky of the Year and Best in Show at the 2024 London Spirits Competition. Spirit Hound Straight Malt Whisky…

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Review: Blue Note Juke Joint, Crossroads, and Rye

In 2021, Monica sampled a rare expression from Memphis-based B.R. Distilling Company’s Blue Note brand. The operation has recently reformulated its lineup, which is now predominantly sourced from a distillery in Kentucky (purportedly Green River Distilling). We recently received three of Blue Note’s flagship products, including a recently launched rye whiskey. Everything we know about…

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Review: Rolling Fork Heart of Gold Rum

It’s often been said that bourbon is America’s native spirit. However, rum was America’s first love. Long before whiskey became common in North America, the American colonists had a thriving domestic and imported rum industry. The American rum industry began to diminish heading into the American Revolution and was dealt a near-fatal blow with westward…

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The Top 10 Summer Cocktails of All Time

As summer approaches, it’s natural to ask, aloud even perhaps, what should I be drinking right now? While selections like white wine and cold beer are obvious, numerous cocktails abound which feel tailor-made for summer sipping. But which are best? To find out, we polled the Drinkhacker staff and asked for each writer’s list of…

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