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    Review: Casa Noble Tequila, 2014 Re-Review

    From time to time we like to revisit spirits we’ve spent time with in the past. Management changes. Production practices change. Formulations change. Climate changes. And stuff varies from bottle to bottle even when none of the above changes. Sometimes our reviews are identical. Sometimes they’re wildly different.

    7 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

    Review: The Exclusive Malts Batch #5 – Ledaig, Glenrothes, Speyside

    The latest round of the always-enticing independently-bottled Exclusive Malts arrives with seven expressions available. We managed to get our hands on three of them. Without further ado, thoughts follow. The Exclusive Malts Ledaig 2005 8 Years Old – Extremely pale, with just a touch of yellow on it.

    5 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Check-in: NH Santo Stefano in Turin, Italy

      Carpe Travel - - 5 readers - I think Turin is one of my new favorite cities in Italy… We only had a day to spend here but were able to see and do so much in just a short period of time, mainly because our hotel – NH Santo Stefano – was perfectly situated in the city. If you’re heading to Turin and looking for a hotel, make sure to read this review.

      Review: Newfoundland Screech Rum, Spiced Rum, and Honey Rum

      Drinkhacker.com - - 5 readers - Who woulda thought they’d name a rum after this guy? In all seriousness… Back in the old days (like, yesteryear), Newfoundland-based sailors drank a lot of rum. They got their rotgut from Jamaica, and it didn’t even have a name. As the story goes, decades later an American WWII G.I. drank a slug of the unwatered-down rum while visiting and upon swallowing he gave off a howl of pain.

      Review: Parker’s Heritage Collection Original Batch Wheat Whiskey 13 Years Old (2014)

      Drinkhacker.com - - 4 readers - Last year Heaven Hill released the Parker’s Heritage Collection Promise of Hope, a 10 year old bourbon from which $20 of each bottle were donated to ALS research, a sober nod to Heaven Hill Master Distiller Emeritus Parker Beam, who was diagnosed with the disease two years ago. Promise of Hope ended up raising over $300,000 for ALS research (take that, ice bucket people!).

      Review: Del Maguey Iberico Mezcal

      Drinkhacker.com - - 4 readers - Del Maguey’s Pechuga Mezcal is legendary in the mezcal world, and justifiably so. For those not in the know, in Spanish, a pechuga is a poultry breast, commonly a chicken breast. Why would you call your mezcal Pechuga? Because it has a chicken breast in it.

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      Daily Drinkers: 2013 Le Grand Noir Chardonnay Blend

      …2013 Le Grand Noir Chardonnay Appearance 90/10 Nose 87/10 Palate 87/10 Finish 85/10 QPR 92/10 What's Great - Unusual but tasty blend - Great price point - Doesn't taste - Viognier is noticeable and good What's Not - Shortish finish - More simple than complex This is so good. And the price point is ideal. I can’t say that this is a wine brimming…

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      Review: Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2014 Edition

      …Buffalo Trace’s Antique Collection needs no introduction, I’m sure — this is one of the most well-respected and sought-after annual whiskey collections on the market. Closely allocated and tough to find, you’re best off starting your hunt now. These releases formally hit the market in late September/early October. Thoughts on the 2014 lineup follow…

      By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      New Feature: Daily Drinkers

      …So what are “Daily Drinkers”? Those are the wines that you just pop, pour, and enjoy without a hit to the budget. Does this mean cheap wines a là Two Buck Chuck? Not at all! It means that with a little attention to regions and styles, you can find a favorite to enjoy on a regular basis. While it’s true that you can generally find good buys…

      3 readers - By Vegas Wineaux

      Review: Glenglassaugh Revival, Evolution, Torfa

      …Brought back from the dead in 2008, Glenglassaugh is a storied distillery that had been dormant since 1986. Last year the newly-running distillery changed hands and was fell to BenRiach, which is now bottling a number of expressions consisting of both new make spirit and old stock. None of the old stock offerings — some reaching up to 40 years old…

      4 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: Newfoundland Screech Rum, Spiced Rum, and Honey Rum

      …Who woulda thought they’d name a rum after this guy? In all seriousness… Back in the old days (like, yesteryear), Newfoundland-based sailors drank a lot of rum. They got their rotgut from Jamaica, and it didn’t even have a name. As the story goes, decades later an American WWII G.I. drank a slug of the unwatered-down rum while visiting and upon…

      5 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Tasting Notes: 2012 El Côtes du Paso Robles Blanc

      …2012 El Côtes du Paso Robles Blanc Appearance 95/10 Nose 85/10 Palate 75/10 Finish 65/10 What's Great - Beautiful Color and Clarity - Texture and Mouthfeel - Low Cost - Fragrance, More or Less What's Not - Metallic when Cold - Loses Flavor and Fragrance as it Warms - Too Much RS - 14.9% ABV - Short Finish, Unpleasant Aftertaste About a year…

      1 readers - By Vegas Wineaux

      Review of Becker Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2012

      …The post Review of Becker Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2012 appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Hill Country breezes, ample sunshine, and intoxicating aromas of fresh lavender awaken the senses when you pull up to Becker Vineyards. The winery sits on a beautiful plot of land just a hop, skip, and a jump from Highway 290. As one of the oldest wineries…

      2 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Check-in: NH Santo Stefano in Turin, Italy

      …I think Turin is one of my new favorite cities in Italy… We only had a day to spend here but were able to see and do so much in just a short period of time, mainly because our hotel – NH Santo Stefano – was perfectly situated in the city. If you’re heading to Turin and looking for a hotel, make sure to read this review. Check-in: NH Santo Stefano…

      5 readers - By Carpe Travel

      Review: Casa Noble Tequila, 2014 Re-Review

      …From time to time we like to revisit spirits we’ve spent time with in the past. Management changes. Production practices change. Formulations change. Climate changes. And stuff varies from bottle to bottle even when none of the above changes. Sometimes our reviews are identical. Sometimes they’re wildly different. Today we look again at Casa Noble…

      7 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: Del Maguey Iberico Mezcal

      …Del Maguey’s Pechuga Mezcal is legendary in the mezcal world, and justifiably so. For those not in the know, in Spanish, a pechuga is a poultry breast, commonly a chicken breast. Why would you call your mezcal Pechuga? Because it has a chicken breast in it. How’s that? Del Maguey mezcel is distilled three times, and during the third distillation…

      4 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com