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Former Balcones Distiller Chip Tate Talks Brandy

Former Balcones Distiller Chip Tate Talks Brandy

Did Chip Tate decide to explore brandy-making because the recent Balcones debacle has banned him from making whiskey for the next 15 months? No, that’s hardly enough time to lease a space and get your permits in order, let alone have a quality batch of any whiskey or brandy prepped…read more →

Amaro Montenegro Cocktails for Drinking this Winter

Amaro Montenegro Cocktails for Drinking this Winter

Amaro Montenegro is a traditional amaro that dates back to 1885. It’s distilled in Bologna, Italy from more than 40 herbs and spices, and its bittersweet character is accented by orange peels. These days, amari are front and center in many bars and a popular choice when doing shots. And…read more →

Woodford Reserve Releases Rye Whiskey

Woodford Reserve Releases Rye Whiskey

Today Woodford Reserve announced its latest product extension: Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, which will become available for purchase beginning this February. Woodford Reserve Rye is the third permanent line extension to join the brand’s portfolio, which includes Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select and Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. And in…read more →

Privateer Silver Reserve Rum Review

Privateer Silver Reserve Rum Review

When you think rum, you probably don’t think New England. But maybe you should. Because in the 1700s, the colonies were importing several millions gallons of Caribbean molasses, which then became rum in New England’s 100-plus distilleries. Those distilleries are long since closed–access to molasses stalled and a taste for…read more →

Hibiki 21 Year Japanese Whisky Review

Hibiki 21 Year Japanese Whisky Review

Our love affair with Japanese whisky is a serious affliction. A serious, delicious affliction. And while we’ve sampled nearly every Japanese whisky that’s available stateside, this is our first brush with Hibiki 21. It comes on the heels of our Hibiki 17 review, which found the younger sibling to be…read more →