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Here's what landed in the inbox at Alcademics over the past couple of weeks: Booker's 25th Anniversary Bourbon Highland Park Freya Brugal Papa Andres Qui Platinum Extra-Anejo Westland Distillery First Peated, Deacon Seat, and Flagship whiskies Figueroa Mountain Paradise Rd Pilsner Breaker Bourbon 5 Year Rhum Clement Canne Bleue and Clement Select Barrel Related articles Alcademics Alco-Haul: Liquor + Book Arrivals at the Office 2/8/14 Alcademics Alco-Haul: Liquor Arrivals at the Office 11/23/13 Alcademics Alco-Haul: Liquor Arrivals at the Office 10/26/13 Alcademics Has a New (Physical) Address Read more →

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New Booze: Tincup American Whiskey Proximo announces the launch of Tincup American Whiskey. Created by Jess Graber, founder of Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey, Tincup is made from a blend of corn, rye and malt. Aged in new charred American white oak barrels, it is bottled at 84 proof in Colorado using Rocky Mountain water. Tincup is rolling out in select markets at a suggested retail price of $27.99 (750 ml). Tincup is named for Tincup, an old mining town in Gunnison County, Colo., which itself was named for the tin cups used by miners. Its closure is an actual tin cup... Read more →

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Six new scotch whiskies have launched of late. Here's the deets: Glenmorangie Companta Glenmorangie Companta is the newest release from Master Distiller, Dr. Bill Lumsden. Part of Glenmorangie Companta (Scots Gaelic for friendship) had been matured in traditional American white oak ex-bourbon barrels, then was transferred into casks having previously contained Grand Cru wine from Clos de Tart. Another part was had been extra maturing in casks having previously contained a sweet fortified wine from Cotes du Rhone. Extra matured in French wine casks, Companta is bottled at a strength of 46%, and non chill-filtered. Glenmorangie Companta suggested retail price... Read more →

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Today's post is written by Lou Bustamante. Lou is a contributor to publications including the SF Chronicle, SF Weekly and Wine & Spirits. Anyone who is into whiskies will tell you one thing: it is a rabbit hole of knowledge and bottles. Just like with bread and cheese, a handful of ingredients can produce almost endless variations. There is always something interesting you’ve never tasted or that is historically interesting. It seems like every whisky comes with a story. I recently got a chance to try a very rare flight of Macallans from the 1940’s and was amazed by one... Read more →

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Here are some new spirits launching. The text is taken from these brands' press releases. Berentzen Wild Cherry Liqueur Berentzen announces the introduction of Berentzen Wild Cherry Liqueur, a light fruit liqueur with the flavor of wild cherries. Made with fresh, all-natural ingredients, Wild Cherry joins Berentzen Apple and Berentzen Pear. Berentzen, founded in Germany in 1758, has been producing high quality liqueurs for more than 250 years. The core of every Berentzen flavor comes from 100% winter wheat. All natural flavors are then added. Berentzen Wild Cherry (16% Alc./Vol.) is available nationally. Available in 750ml and 1L sizes, Wild... Read more →

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This is some seriously cool stuff! A few weeks ago I tasted waters sourced from Scotland's Highlands, Speyside, and Islay regions and noticed how they brought out different flavors in scotch whisky. Bowmore's master blender Rachel Barrie recently performed a similar experiment, though she didn't name the source of the waters. But it turns out they were pretty similar to the waters I tasted, and her results echoed my own. I love not being totally wrong. But the truly exciting thing is if we combine the results of her tasting with what I've learned about regional waters of Scotland, we... Read more →

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