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La Caravedo Pisco Review

La Caravedo Pisco Review

We never turn down a good pisco drink. But there’s something about the start of summer that always has us leaning toward the Pisco Sour. It’s tart, it’s refreshing, and it’s a welcome change from our whiskey-soaked winters and gin-heavy springs. This summer, our first Pisco Sour of the season…read more →

Introducing Dewar’s Scratched Cask

Introducing Dewar’s Scratched Cask

In another industry release that bridges the gap between scotch and bourbon, Dewar’s has released Dewar’s Scratched Cask. This new whisky borrows a technique from bourbon production, where the barrels are heavily charred and then scratched, which alters the flavor of the spirit. In this case, imbuing it with extra…read more →

Parce 12 Year Old Rum Review

Parce 12 Year Old Rum Review

Parce Rum hails from Colombia, where the brand is creating two expressions–an eight year old rum and this, Parce 12 Year. We found a lot to like about Parce 8, so naturally we had to sample its older brother. Parce Rums begin with a selection of sugar cane from Colombia,…read more →

Defiance Whiskey Review

Defiance Whiskey Review

Hailing from St Louis, Defiance Whiskey (not to be confused with Defiant Whisky) is a new high-rye bourbon that’s aged in Missouri oak barrels. Like many new whiskeys, Defiance is sourcing its juice from MGP Ingredients, the large scale distiller in Indiana. Founder Daniel Fort works with MGP to create…read more →

Crown Royal Releases Northern Harvest Rye Whisky

Crown Royal Releases Northern Harvest Rye Whisky

Crown Royal, the ubiquitous, purple-bagged blend from Canada, has just released its first rye whisky. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye combines the richness of northern harvest rye grains with that traditional Crown Royal flavor profile. Rye grains have played an integral role in the Crown Royal Deluxe blend for more…read more →

Orphan Barrel Forged Oak 15 Year Bourbon Review

Orphan Barrel Forged Oak 15 Year Bourbon Review

The Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company locates and bottles forgotten barrels of whiskey from around the world. It’s noble work. And their fifth release is Forged Oak, a 15 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Forged Oak was produced at the current Bernheim Distillery between 1997-1998, and it was found in…read more →