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BASIL HAYDEN’S 1O YEAR OLD BOURBON

The oldest release to date from Basil Hayden’s has aromas of oak, vanilla and rye. A caramel sweetness in the mouth along with notes of rye spice. Suggested retail is $59.99for a 75Oml bottle. AVAILABLE FROM Horizon Beverage Company.

OLIVER CHERRY MOSCATO

Produced and bottled in Bloomington, Indiana, this lightly spritzed Moscato’s sweetness and tropical character are balanced by the bright, fresh flavor of ripe Montmorency cherries. Suggested retail is $12.99. AVAILABLE FROM Abacus Distributing.

TUBI 6O

This hand-crafted herbal liqueur from Israel is made of lemon, enhanced with other local citrus fruits infused with herbs, spices, tree and flower extracts, including ginger, mint, anise, saffron, turmeric and cumin. Rich with a clean, tart, refreshing flavor.  Suggested retail is $33.99. AVAILABLE FROM Abacus Distributing.

ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: AMRUT ROB ROY

by PINK LADY As the decadence of the holiday season subsides, many turn to austerity in this first month of the New Year. While we aren’t about that binge-purge lifestyle, there is certainly something to be said for going back to basics and recalibrating in January. For many, this includes...
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LONG LIVE THE QUEEN – A TALE OF TWO WOMEN

by HARVEY FINKEL The reigning Queen of Pinot Noir is abdicating. Merry Edwards, thus dubbed for her array of peerless Pinot Noirs grown in a complex of vineyards in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, is stepping down as winemaker at Merry Edwards Winery, in favor of Heidi von der Mehden, her...
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REVISITING A CLASSIC – THE BROWN ALE

by ANDY CROUCH If we know one thing in the beer industry it is that consumer interest works like a pendulum, gradually swinging from one direction to another. The swing in recent years has been a rather extended move towards hoppy beers, whether juicy, hazy, or tropical. We are starting...
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PIZZOLATO FIELDS PROSECCO

Made with organic grapes, this Prosecco has scents of white spring flower, beeswax, and pear. Rennet apple, lemon, and mineral on the palate alongside crisp acidity and a light, elegant perlage. Organic, vegan, and Non-GMO Project verified. Suggested retail is $12.99. AVAILABLE FROM Trio Wine Company.

TOWN BRANCH SHERRY CASK FINISHED BOURBON

This limited release is a nine-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey from the early days of Town Branch Distillery finished in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. Suggested retail for a 75Oml is $7O. AVAILABLE FROM Blueprint Brands.

YELLOWSTONE KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON 2O18

    Limestone Branch Distillery in Kentucky has released its 2O18 Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon. It is the distillery’s third and final barrel finishing experiment. This year’s edition combines Kentucky straight bourbons ranging in age from four to 12 years finished in No. 3 char wine casks. Same...
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