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Fall Bourbon and a Look at Angel's Envy Cask Strength '16
September 27, 2016 in Whisky
It’s fall and that can only mean one thing for American whiskey fans: the season of limited edition, hard-to-find releases has begun.

I am happy to say that my days of frantic Bourbon hunting have come to an end. The reality is, I ran out of room in my house for alcohol a while ago and I have been left in the unfortunate position of having to drink down my collection or buy a new house. Neither one of which are going to happen very quickly. [...] Continue Reading

Tap The Rocky Mountain Single Malt

It was a hot July day in Colorado and I found myself standing in the middle of Red Rocks Amphitheater talking about whiskey with the Master Distiller of Stranahan’s, Rob Dietrich. We were surrounded by leagues of impossibly fit people, running stairs … Continue reading


Red Cap, Killer Cabs & Instagramming with @thehowellmonk

I’ll admit, I have a slight addiction to Instagram. Maybe you do to? Of course, my Instagramming tends to focus on alcohol. My mother follows me (thanks, mom!) and once asked me why I just post about booze. I don’t know, mom, … Continue reading


From Stonestreet to Copain: Jackson Family Wines’ Impressive Portfolio

(Jump down below for six standout wines from Stonestreet and Copain) There is a lot of romanticism in wine. The grapes, the winemakers, the vineyards… what’s not to love? But wine is, at the end of the day, a business. … Continue reading


Bringin’ It All Back Home For Harpoon Brewery’s 30th

When was the last time you went into a bar and ordered an ale? Not a Pale Ale or an India Pale Ale or a Double Dry-Hopped Imperial India Pale Ale, or any number of other ales with other words before … Continue reading


Tasting Wind Gap and Agharta with Pax Mahle

If there are two things I’ve been really excited about lately, it’s “New California” winemakers and Syrah. And, when you put these two together you narrow in on a handful of producers up and down the Golden State that are elevating Syrah … Continue reading


The DrinkDown: World Whisky Day Edition

In this edition of The Drinkdown… we’re celebrating World Whisky Day! That’s right, this Saturday, May 21st, is World Whisky Day and what better way to celebrate than with all of these new whisk(e)y releases. Get your wallets out! Jim Beam just announced … Continue reading


Blood Oath Pact No. 2: Bourbon Review

Maybe you’ve heard of Luxco? Maybe you haven’t. Either way, it’s pretty likely that you’ve heard of some of Luxco’s products; like Rebel Yell and Ezra Brooks. The producer/importer has actually been around since the 1950s, and in the last 60 years … Continue reading


Wine Shorts: Idlewild Carignan 2013

Wine Shorts: For those times when wine is just too good not to write about. Ever since I was first introduced to Sam Bilbro of Idlewild Wines on a trip out to Sonoma a few years ago, I’ve been a huge fan … Continue reading


Jamaican Rum: Three Great Buys

Rum is one of the most diverse spirits in the world, with styles that vary dramatically from country to country, and even within specific regions. On the island of Jamaica you’ll find a large range–including rums that are light and clear … Continue reading


The DrinkDown: Jim Rutledge’s New Distillery, More Beer for Lawson’s and eBay Wine

In this week’s DrinkDown… Jim Rutledge announces a new distillery, Lawson’s Finest has expansion news, Drake’s got a whiskey, Coravin gets colorful, eBay gets in on wine (with a little help from Drync), and our drink of the week is a … Continue reading

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