Review: Long Island Spirits Vodka and Liqueurs, Complete Lineup

We’ve covered Long Island Spirits’ straight vodka before. But recently we received a fresh bottle… along with everything else Long Island makes. Yowza. That primarily includes a long line of liqueurs bottled under the Sorbetta brand. These are simple, natural liqueurs available only in 375ml bottles. They’re all crafted from LiV Vodka (of course), fresh…

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Review: Tequila Herradura Coleccion de la Casa Port Cask Finished Reposado, Reserva 2012

Much in the vein of Corazon’s Expresion de Corazon tequilas, which are finished in special whiskey barrels, Herradura is experimenting with exotic finishes to its tequilas. Coleccion de la Casa is a new line of limited edition tequilas which will be released annually, each a unique experience. First out the gate is Reserva 2012, a…

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Review: Expresiones del Corazon Barrel-Aged Tequila (Blanco, Buffalo Trace Reposado, George Stagg Anejo, Sazerac Rye Anejo & Old Rip Van Winkle Anejo) 2013

“What if you were to take bourbon barrels that have held some of the most coveted and highly awarded whiskies in the world – George T. Stagg, Old Rip Van Winkle, Sazerac 18 Year Old and Buffalo Trace, and age tequila in them?  Even better, what if the Master Distiller who created these fine whiskies…

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Review: GrOpener Bottle Opener

Recently we received a sample of a unique new bottle opener, dubbed the GrOpener. Despite the somewhat lewd sounding name, the GrOpener is actually a portmanteau of the words ‘grab’ and ‘opener’, both of which frame a rather straightforward description of how the product works. Touted as a bottle opener that is swift and easy…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 06.26.2013 – Knob Creek Maple For Autumn

Aside from a folksy anecdote about Booker making maple syrup, not much else in terms of date or price was really unveiled in a recent press release, other than the fact that Knob Creek will be introducing a smoked, maple flavored bourbon to be released sometime this autumn. No doubt a tasty sample and review…

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Review: Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2013 (First Release)

Kilchoman, by far Islay’s newest distillery, keeps cranking out releases — this is the 8th Kilchoman review we’ve published since 2010. Loch Gorm, named after a peaty Loch near the distillery, is the beginning of a new range of whiskys from the distillery. As with the others, it will be reissued in older expressions as…

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Review: Given Liqueur

Let me get this straight: Tequila. Lime juice. Sweetened with Sauvignon Blanc grape juice. Made in Cognac, France. Somehow all of this works. This sort of mini-margarita in a bottle is a truly bizarre oddity, but if you’re a margarita fan, it’s worth a shot (so to speak). The nose offers ample lime and light…

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Drinkhacker Reads – 06.24.2013 – Is Bigger Better?

Returning from a much needed vacation, we were surprised to see an article published in Slate arguing that big name distilleries like Beam and Wild Turkey were just as good as craft distilleries. While there are many valid points to be made for either side, in the end isn’t it a bit like comparing apples…

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