We fell in love with Casa Noble years ago, after tasting the tequila and meeting owner and distiller Pepe Hermosillo. This exceptional producer uses organic 100% blue agave, distills thoughtfully and ages in heavily toasted French oak. The careful combination of agave balanced by high quality oak is breathtaking – the same quality shared with world class whisky or Cognac.
The Whiskey Hotline traveled to Casa Noble in the town of Tequila to find the best. After exhaustive tasting, we returned with two barrels each of three expressions, picking pairs of barrels to ensure supply. Of course, there are always subtle differences across single barrels, but we chose duets that downplay differences, seeking similar barrels that overdeliver within their style.
Bristling with vanilla laced red orchard fruit notes, caramel hints and baking spice following on the quick at the back stretch and far turn, today’s triple crown of Kentucky straight bourbon embodies everything you’d expect from a champion thoroughbred. Resting upon a vast bed of limestone whose mineral content ensures not only strong-boned champion stallions but also forceful whiskies whose breadth of flavors can compete with anything from Scotland or Ireland – Bourbon County enjoys advantages that are the envy of the world.
Women in whiskey – Marianne Barnes named Master Distiller at new Old Taylor.
Remember the wine dress? Introducing beer dress.
Why did cocktails suck for so long?
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Looking for wine value? Check out Sam’s Selections.
More on making old spirits very quickly.
Talk about a hole-in-one! Meet golf legend, John Daly and taste from a selection of his inspired drinks including Peach Tea Lemonade, Raspberry Tea Lemonade and Sweet Tea & Lemonade. John Daly handcrafted cocktails are ready to drink and easy to enjoy over ice. John will sign bottles of his John Daly spirits line and pose for pictures at these three Binny’s Appearances.
Two nights. 75+ distilleries. Hundreds of spirits. Whiskey week 2015 at Binny’s Beverage Depot was outstanding. Bourbon Women Night and World of Whiskies continue to highlight the best of the best in the spirits industry. From a large range of handpicked single barrels to barrel aged cocktails to hop soaked white whiskey, there is no shortage of variety.
There are always new Handpicked Selections streaming in at Binny’s. With all our globe-trotting – from Scotland to Kentucky, Ireland to Mexico – and first-rate distillers stopping by, there’s always something in the works. Check out these four great Handpicked bourbons, with more to come!
Spring is here and we’re celebrating with lots and lots of sangria! Taste LVP Sangria this Saturday with special guest, Pandora Vanderpump. Pandora is a lifestyle magazine curator and daughter of restaurateur, Lisa Vanderpump! Pandora and Lisa designed LVP Sangria to be an all natural wine with no additives. It’s best enjoyed over ice with fresh fruit.
The Pilsner style is rooted in tradition, with a history spanning Germany and the Czech Republic. But that isn’t stopping the greatest craft brewers in America from making the style their own. With more Pilsners than ever, and more thirsty drinkers picking up six packs, we’re seeing explosive growth in the category. These new craft styles stick with tradition… to a point. Some have more hop character than their continental counterparts while staying true to the crisp and quenching character. As craft drinkers demand more complex and varied styles, it all adds up to a thrilling new trend – steeped in an old tradition.
We’re excited to announce the new and improved Wine Hotline, featuring a knowledgeable, experienced wine team eager to take your calls and answer your emails. From rooting out rare and collectible wines to discovering new and hidden values, we’re ready to talk to you.
Something you probably haven’t tried before: 2013 Armas de Guerra Blanco. Its principal grape is doña blanca, usually seen in smaller doses in white blends. Great for spring, this Spanish white is fresh and rich without sweetness. For under $12, you have to try this.
No more filibustering – San Francisco’s 21st Amendment has hit Illinois. This West Coast brewery enjoys a solid reputation for flavorful beers full of attitude. We especially love the fact that they ship in cans. And all for under ten bucks a six pack? We’d happily ratify that.