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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Summer Cocktail Recipes from the Drinkhacker Staff

Since receiving a copy of Backcountry Cocktails in the mail a few weeks ago, I have been obsessed with one of the recipes found book’s middle pages that is slightly off the traveled mixology trail (see below for the details). It is proving a delightful alternative to a nightly glass of wine and, along with…

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Review: Pinhook Tiz Rye Time Rye Vertical Series 7 Years Old 2023

Our coverage of Pinhook’s Vertical Series has come in fits and starts over the years, but we’ve managed to follow the ‘Tiz Rye Time’ rye whiskey line the closest. As a reminder, this is a rye whiskey distilled at MGP from their well-known 95% rye and 5% malted barley recipe. Small batch blends have been…

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Review: Dogfish Head Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout and 120 Minute IPA

Since its World Wide Stout arrived in the Dogfish Head lineup back in 2019, it’s taken a few different, special edition forms, from bourbon barrel-aged to a more recent coffee-enhanced version. While those are pretty familiar stout renditions in today’s beer landscape, one World Wide Stout was quite the standout. In fall of 2020, and…

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Review: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch B523 (May 2023)

All things old are new again, as the Elijah Craig Barrel Proof line makes a big change beginning with editing B523, the second release for 2023. Out: the standard 12 year old age statement. In: variable age statements which will likely hover around the 12 year mark, but which will now vary from batch to…

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Review: Karbach Cerveza Especial, Crawford Bock, and Ranch Water Seltzers

Houston’s Karbach doesn’t just make beer, it also cranks out a variety of popular canned Ranch Waters, four in all, based on the Texas-favorite blend of tequila, sparkling water, and lime. Mind you, the canned Ranch Waters are all made from malt beverages — not tequila — and are sweetened with a combination of cane sugar,…

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Review: 2021 Domaine Bousquet Alavida Malbec

Alavida is a wine carrying an impressive roll call of health-conscious bona fides. More specifically, it’s USDA-certified organic, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher. Quite a bit of effort goes into the production of this Malbec. Grapes are harvested from the higher-altitude vineyards of Domaine Bousquet’s estate and must be high in acidity as there is no…

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Review: The Kraken Gold Spiced Rum

After a sleepy decade with no new products, The Kraken has suddenly awoken from its slumber. A coffee-and-spice flavored rum hit in 2020. Now a new gold spiced rum has arrived. The concept seems pretty obvious: Spiced rums from the likes of Sailor Jerry and Captain Morgan are lighter in color and perhaps less daunting…

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