Review: Tamworth Garden Damson Plum Flavored Gin

What’s a damson plum? Well, if you’ve ever had sloe gin, you’re on the right track. Damsons and sloes are cousins, both found in the hedgerows of Britain, and both have been used to make booze for centuries, because the fruits are too tart and astringent to eat on their own. In this spin on…

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Review: Guinness Preakness Ale

Baltimore natives and/or horse racing fans take note, there’s a brand new, limited edition Guinness brew coming your way ahead of the Preakness race this weekend. The deets: Preakness 148 announces a unique partnership with Baltimore’s Guinness Open Gate Brewery to launch a first-of-its-kind “Preakness Ale”. The limited edition collaboration beer brewed with blood orange and hibiscus will…

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Review: Cierto Tequila Reposado and Anejo

Cierto tequila’s membership in the ultra-premium category can be witnessed as much by their high price point as by their implausibly tall, thin, ornate bottles. Luckily, their tequilas have much to recommend them. They are made without additives from Highlands agave by Master Distillers Enrique Fonseca and Sergio Mendoza, fourth and fifth generation agave farmers…

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Review: Zakuska Vodka

Zakuska Vodka was pitched to me as “a simple, no-B.S. vodka served as a chilled shot.” No flavors, no gimmicks. It launched only in 2022, and despite the Baltic-sounding name, it’s actually made in Columbus, Ohio, distilled from red winter wheat and corn, and bottled — noticeably — unfiltered, rendering it slightly translucent. The label’s…

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Review: Glengoyne 21 Years Old

We’ve covered the core lineup from Glengoyne, as well as the final chapter in their Legacy Series, but we have yet to dip our toe into the distillery’s rarer single malt offerings which include an age-stated lineup ranging from 21 years to a whopping 50 years old. While a sample of the 50 year is…

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Review: Dogfish Head Mandarin & Mango Crush and Citrus Squall

I don’t know about your neighborhood, but the weather in my neck of the woods this spring has been all over the map. Consistently hot days will arrive in due time, however, and officially usher in outdoor beer drinking season. Dogfish Head Brewery is out with two cocktail-inspired brews that will no doubt find their…

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Review: Bombay Sapphire Murcian Lemon Gin

Bombay Sapphire‘s special edition releases continue with Premier Cru Murcian Lemon, which is infused with Fino lemons from Murcia, Spain alongside additional mandarin and navel oranges to brighten up the citrus quality of the spirit. Unlike some of Bombay’s other special releases, such as East, the impact of the additional citrus here is notable and…

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Review: Snowdrop Vodka

Our prior outing with Vermont’s Saxtons River Distillery saw us reviewing the operation’s top shelf Perc Coffee Liqueur, way back in 2014. Now we’re back with less exotic fare: A vodka made from a corn-based mash that’s put through a vacuum distillation process before bottling. A portion of the proceeds from sales are earmarked to…

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