Reviews

Gold Bar Whiskey Review - Bevvy

Gold Bar Whiskey Review - Bevvy

Gold Bar Whiskey is one spirit that won’t be mistaken—or missed on the shelf. Its bottle resembles a gold bar and includes a removable “Lady of Fortune” brass coin made by a private mint. The actual juice is a blend of rye, barley, and corn that is finished in French oak wine casks sourced from a Napa Valley winery.

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Wyoming Whiskey Steamboat Bourbon Review - Bevvy

Wyoming Whiskey Steamboat Bourbon Review - Bevvy

Steamboat Bourbon, a special Wyoming Whiskey expression limited to one thousand cases, was released in the summer of 2018 exclusively in the Equality State. Its name doesn’t reference a steamboat in the steamboat sense, but rather Steamboat the Horse, a turn-of-the-century steed that was said to be “unrideable” and went on to inspire the Bucking Horse and Rider motif that graces Wyoming license plates.

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Brewers Batch Virginia-Highland Whisky No. 2 Review - Bevvy

Brewers Batch Virginia-Highland Whisky No. 2 Review - Bevvy

A name like “Brewers Batch Virginia-Highland Whisky No. 2” requires some explaining. First, it’s a limited, five-casks-only release from Virginia Distillery Company. Second, the spirit is a blend of scotch with 100 percent malted barley whiskey made by Virginia Distillery Company. Third, it’s been finished for 12 months in whiskey barrels that D.C.-based Three Stars Brewing used to age their Whisker Assassin’s Barrel Aged Strong Ale.

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Frisco American Brandy Review - Bevvy

Frisco American Brandy Review - Bevvy

Pisco can’t be made in California for the same reason a Californian sparkling wine can’t be called champagne: appellation of origin laws, which in this case limit pisco production to Chile and Peru. But Frisco is taking a crack at being the American equivalent. This unoaked brandy is made from Californian muscat grapes and distilled at San Francisco’s Seven Stills Distillery.

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Tipperary Knockmealdowns Irish Whiskey Review - Bevvy

Tipperary Knockmealdowns Irish Whiskey Review - Bevvy

Aside from being one of the all-time great names in Irish whiskey (or any whiskey), Knockmealdowns is also connected to Ireland through geography and folklore. The name itself refers to a mountain range spanning County Tipperary’s border, and is supposedly adjacent to a bottomless lake haunted by one “Petticoat Loose,” an unlucky lass who must forever attempt to empty the lake via thimble.

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Cotswolds Gin Review - Bevvy

Cotswolds Gin Review - Bevvy

The name “Cotswolds” may sound like the name of a cartoon penguin dressed as a butler, but it’s actually an area of southern England famed for its rolling hills, bucolic landscape, and quaint cottages. The team behind Cotswolds Dry Gin has endeavored to make a London dry-style spirit enhanced by local Cotswolds lavender, plus bay leaf, grapefruit, lime peel, black pepper, and cardamom.


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