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WACHUSETT BREWING COMPANY COCOANUT IPA

This new release is a tropical, fruit forward IPA infused with natural coconut. It’s the brewery’s first ever music industry collaboration with its new partnership with reggae and dub music star Stick Figure. A portion of the proceeds of all sales will benefit Stick Figure’s Cocoa Foundation, which brings assistance...
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PROTEST RED BLEND

This Sonoma County red wine blend is aged first in French oak with a second aging in Rye Whiskey barrels. It is a blend of 7O% Syrah, 16% Petite Sirah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Zinfandel from Alexander Valley, Russian River, and Dry Creek AVAs. Hints of cigar box and fresh...
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TEMPLETON BARREL STRENGTH STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY

Templeton Rye Whiskey in Iowa has released the 2O19 edition of its Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey. The whiskey is sourced from Indiana (Midwest Grain Processors) with a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. Suggested retail for a 75Oml is $6O. AVAILABLE FROM Horizon Beverage Company.

LEADSLINGERS THIN BLUE LINE BOURBON

This special edition of Leadslingers Bourbon  whiskey raises money for the families of the fallen officers. Proceeds from the Thin Blue Line edition are also set aside and used for law enforcement-related non-profits and other needs of police officers that get brought to Leadslingers’ attention. Hand-crafted and double-distilled, the whiskey has hints...
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CROWN ROYAL NOBLE COLLECTION

The fourth release in Crown Royal’s Noble Collection is the French Oak Cask Finished. A limited-edition expression it combines Crown Royal Deluxe with rich dark notes of caramel, vanilla and fruit along with a body and structure achieved through French Oak. Suggested retail is $59.99. AVAILABLE FROM United Liquors.

COPPER & KINGS AMERICAN BRANDY CO.

The Kentucky distiller has released two cordials: Destillaré Café and Destillaré Chocolat. Both liqueurs use an aged Copper & Kings American Brandy base, have no added artificial colors or flavors, are non-chill-filtered and are sweetened with honey. Café is made with certified fair-trade cold brew made from Arabica coffee beans...
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BASIL HAYDEN’S CARIBBEAN RESERVE RYE

This offering features a blend of 8-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey and 4-year-old Canadian Rye Whisky and is then finished with the addition of Black Strap Rum. The whiskeys bring exhibit layers of flavor, including distinct spice, toasted oak and vanilla, while the rum ties together sweet notes of brown...
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ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH THE STONE FENCE

by PINK LADY The Fourth of July is one of the great drinking holidays of summer, and while it’s certainly fun to serve guests red, white, and blue-themed beverages, a drink with true Revolutionary Era roots is sure to intrigue the history buffs at your picnic. If their numbers are...
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BURGUNDY 2O16

by HARVEY FINKEL Seriously delicious. Short supply. Stable prices. These are the key phrases one took away from the early reviews of the 2016 vintage in Burgundy, now in distribution on our shores. Like an inverted phoenix, the splendor of the wines arose, not from fire, but from ice. We’ve...
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LEAN INTO SUMMER’S HEAT WITH BIGGER BEERS

by ANDY CROUCH A consumer’s beer fridge undergoes a number of seasonal changes throughout the year, transitioning from the lighter, crisper beers of summer into more full bodied offerings in the fall and through winter before returning full circle in the spring. As the seasons change, some beers can get...
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