Review: Wines of Mossback, 2013 Releases

The latest label from the Crew Wine Company, Mossback arrives with four California-focused varietals and price points around the $20 range. We tried two bottlings. Thoughts follow. 2012 Mossback Chardonnay Russian River Valley – Muted nose, some melon, some lemon oil notes, and a little buttery wood to smooth it all out. On the body,…

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Recipe: La Merida Punch

It cures what ails ya. (An original recipe.) La Merida Punch 1 1/4 cups orange juice (freshly squeezed is best) 3/4 cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup triple sec 1/4 cup Thatcher’s Prickly Pear liqueur 2 cups dark rum (more to taste) 2 bottles Prosecco Add all ingredients, as cold as possible, to a punch bowl…

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Review: The Dalmore Selected By Daniel Boulud

Well, here’s a new idea. The Dalmore’s Richard Paterson has teamed up with renowned chef Daniel Boulud to create a bespoke whisky: The Dalmore Selected by Daniel Boulud. This is Dalmore’s first collaboration with a chef. The name doesn’t exactly trip off the tongue, but it’s what’s inside that matters. The single malt is “a unique…

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The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 12.13.2013

Welcome to the Shopping List, our semi-regular printer-friendly portable checklist of everything we’ve covered over the past several weeks. We’re getting you ready for the trip to the liquor store to stock up for those holiday parties in good form. Our coverage over the last two weeks plus our annual Drinkhacker Gift Guide pretty much…

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Review: Glen Grant V Five Decades

Glen Grant master distiller Dennis Malcolm brings us this unique and very limited edition offering, a vatting of his favorite casks, laid down over his 50 years of service (which he celebrates this year). Malcolm says, “Glen Grant Five Decades is the embodiment of our devotion, being a culmination of each of the best vintages…

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Review: Sipsmith London Dry Gin

“The first copper distillery in London for 200 years.” That’s a big deal, and Sipsmith’s London Dry Gin — one of the few London Drys that can claim to actually be from London (the other main one being Beefeater) — stands up to its own self-generated hype. Sipsmith starts with a barley base and is…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 12.11.13 – Brit Boozer Boasts Bourbon Bests Barley

(Back to our regularly scheduled formatting…) Old people and retro addicts rejoice! Miller Lite is bringing back its old packaging for a limited time. To help cross promote this historic occasion, several cans of the vintage design will be featured in Anchorman 2, which has seemingly attached itself to literally everything this holiday season. The…

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Review: Marquis Vodka

Real Polish vodka is becoming harder and harder to come by, but this new brand is the real thing, hailing from a distillery built in 1895 outside of Warsaw. Made in a 100-year-old copper column still from local rye, it is cut to proof with the distillery’s own water from a limestone aquifer. The black-frosted…

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