Review: Calirosa Tequila Extra Anejo Cinco Anos

Calirosa, which ages its tequila in red wine barrels from California, is back with a new expression. No, it’s not a reposado — though the company finally now makes one — but an extra extra anejo, aged for five years, roughly three times the length of aging of the anejo offering and two years longer…

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Review: Caperdonich Peated Single Malt 18 Years Old

File this one under “Random Whiskies I’ve Found While Traveling Internationally.” This single malt from the dearly departed Caperdonich Distillery comes from the Chivas Brothers Secret Speyside Collection. The line launched in 2020 without too much fanfare, featuring a handful of single malts from four obscure distilleries whose whiskies have traditionally found their way into…

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Review: Whiskey in the Wild Flavored Whiskeys – Original and Orange

An introduction to the origins of Whiskey in the Wild sounds a bit like the opener to the standard bar joke: “a food chemist, pro hockey player, biotechnician, and physician walk into … er… the woods.” And they start a whiskey company. Or rather, they start a whiskey-centered lifestyle company catering to like-minded consumers with…

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Review: Westward Single Malt Whiskey Sauternes Cask

Portland, Oregon’s Westward Whiskey recently unveiled its first whiskey for 2023 for its Whiskey Club members, an expression of its single malt which has been finished for 14 months in French Sauternes dessert wine casks. This limited edition won’t be widely available, but at press time it’s still showing up on Westward’s website — so…

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Review: Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Diamond Peak Extra Anejo Tequila Cask Batch 2 (2023)

Last summer Monica brought us coverage of the first edition of a curious combo from Colorado’s single malt purveyor Stranahan’s, a Distillery Exclusive bottling finished for 2 1/2 years in extra anejo tequila barrels. Now this expression is back and bottled as a second batch under the annually released Diamond Peak line — though it…

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Review: Tattersall Interstate Single Malt Whiskey 4 Years Old

Wisconsin’s Tattersall Distilling continues to push into the whiskey world, with the launch of its first American single malt. Inspired by (and named after) the first interstate park in the nation — crossing between Minnesota and Wisconsin — it’s a four year old whiskey that ages in virgin oak barrels. Let’s crack it open. American…

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Review: Triple Dog Irish Whiskey

With an eye-catching bottle that sports a spiked leather dog collar, Triple Dog Irish whiskey certainly works to get our attention. Its distillation is, for the most part, typically Irish, including both malted and unmalted barley and a triple distillation using both pot and column stills, which takes place in the town of Dundalk, County…

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Review: Old Line Spirits Single Malt Sherry Cask

Only a few months back we sampled Old Line Spirits’ American single malts in two finishes: Port cask and Madeira cask. Now it’s time for a third rendition, which is returning to production after a brief hiatus. This 100% malted barley whiskey is aged for five years in #4 charred new American white oak and…

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