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STOLEN X ROCK & RYE

Stolen X is an American rye whiskey made with organic raw honey and orange peel. Smooth and balanced. 😯 proof. Suggested retail is $24.99. AVAILABLE FROM Horizon Beverage Company.

JAISALMER INDIAN CRAFT GIN

This gin is triple-distilled in a copper pot still in small batches at the Rampur Distillery, one of India’s oldest distilleries, located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Botanicals include Indian Darjeeling green tea leaves, coriander, orange peel, cubeb pepper berries, lemongrass and lemon peel, among others. The bottle’s design...
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SAMUEL ADAMS NEW ENGLAND PALE ALE

Brewed with three new generation German variety hops – Mandarina, Melon and Blanc – along with Mosaic and Citra hops, this new release has mango and tropical, fruity aromas a juicy flavor and a clean finish. AVAILABLE FROM Atlas Distributing, Burke Distributing, Commercial Distributing Company, L. Knife & Son and...
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NANTUCKET VODKA

Nantucket Vodka has a new bottle face design from fish print artist and designer Joe Higgins. All of Higgins’s prints are created from actual fish then made into prints with an ancient Japanese technique called “Gyotaku” with ink, paper and the fish. However, for the Nantucket Vodka design he used...
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CROWN ROYAL PEACH

This limited-edition release has the taste of juicy Georgia peaches with a touch of vanilla and light notes of warm spice and oak on the nose. Suggested retail is $24.99 for a 75Oml. AVAILABLE FROM United Liquors.

LARKMEAD VINEYARDS: Quietly Elite

by HARVEY FINKEL History was unscrolled for me recently when my inbox received a notice concerning Napa Valley’s Larkmead Estate. I recalled with favor Larkmead wines from my California-wine enlightenment of the 196Os and 197Os, and the long, complex, and interesting life story of the site, which has managed to...
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ENDANGERED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: SANGRIA

by PINK LADY April weather can be touch and go here in New England, sometimes kicking off with a snowstorm and winding down with spring buds. As our favorite bars start to throw open their windows and patio furniture creeps onto sidewalks, it seems these days like every watering hole...
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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

by SANDY BLOCK, MW Brunello di Montalcino is the stuff of legends, the product of a walled fortified Medieval hillside village south of Siena overlooking the southernmost part of the rolling Chianti Colli Senese zone where grapes have been ripening continuously for centuries. Perched on a ridge at heights of...
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A LOOK AT THE BRUT IPA TREND

BY ANDY CROUCH There is no denying that the India Pale Ale style has been pure fire in the past five years. And IPA has substantially evolved from its early days in American brewing, when it more closely resembled its maltier British predecessor. It changed over decades, growing less reliant...
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