Category Archives: Reviews

Flaming Lips Brainville Rye Whiskey Review

Reviews / November 26, 2016 / No Comments.

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Do you enjoy whiskey? Do you like to rock out to The Flaming Lips? Are you an adventurous drinker? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Flaming Lips Brainville Rye Whiskey is definitely for you. FEW Spirits graciously sent The Drinking in America team some samples so we all got together last week and taste-tested this unique liquor. The verdict? This “flaming” whiskey will take you back to your ~alternative~ college days of jamming out and drinking with your roomies.

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Free Stuff People Send Us That We May or May Not Like. Round LXXXII.

Reviews / April 12, 2016 / No Comments.

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Folks. Every now and then, we at DIA get to experience the utter delight of sampling an inspiring spirit. A liquid so flavorful and real that you begin to questions you own identity. Often times, stuff people give us for free is slightly underwhelming. So, when something outstanding walks through our doors, we cherish it. Today, the something outstanding we’re talking about is Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva. For you non-Spanish speakers, that’s code for super authentic rum.

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Free Stuff People Send Us That We May Or May Not Like. Round LXXXI.

Reviews / March 29, 2016 / No Comments.

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Good news for fans of Irish whiskey: P&H Egan Ltd. has revived its celebrated Egan’s Irish Whiskey after its fifty years of riding the bench. A super premium Irish single malt whiskey, Egan’s vintage brand sets it apart from the many traditional whiskeys that have hit the market recently. Aged for ten years in oak casks, Egan’s Single Malt 100% pot-still Irish whiskey is hand-selected by members of the Egan family. Indeed, Egan’s classic distilling process gives the drink a bold flavor and contemporary feel while still honoring its deep Irish roots.

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Free Stuff People Send Us That We May Or May Not Like. Round LXXX.

Reviews / March 18, 2016 / No Comments.

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The days are getting longer, the temperature is rising, and with every passing day, we’re getting closer to the dog days of summer. Late nights of dancing on tables and ripping tequila shots may be behind you (or maybe they’re not), but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your adventurous side. Enter Soltado, the spicy tequila that will add even more heat to your summer drinking habit. Made in the lowlands of Juanacatlan, Mexico, Soltado is distilled using a top-secret process by a co-op distillery run by 80 farmers and their families. We’ve heard it’s fierce and it’s bold, but we got our hands on a bottle to see for ourselves.

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FREE STUFF PEOPLE SENT US THAT WE MAY OR MAY NOT LIKE. ROUND LXXIX.

Reviews / March 1, 2016 / No Comments.

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Over the past few years, we’ve seen the liquor industry take more and more trips to Flavortown, and it seems like every spirit from vodka to bourbon has been infused with a specialty flavor. Nowadays, it can be hard to weed out tasty flavors from the overpowering ones, but luckily our friends over at the Dark Corner Distillery are doing it right! The distillery turned us on to both Moonshine and their featured line of flavored whisky, Whiskey Girl! Just last week we had the opportunity to sample Peach Whiskey Girl, Apple & Maple Whiskey Girl, and “The World’s Best” Moonshine. So, we figured we might as well share our two cents with you!

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FREE STUFF PEOPLE SENT US THAT WE MAY OR MAY NOT LIKE. ROUND LXXVIII

Reviews / February 2, 2016 / No Comments.

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Did you know there is such a thing as a cashew fruit? Neither did we, but it has recently come to our attention that people are using the plant to produce a fragrant type of hand crafted alcohol: Feni. Apparently, the native people of Goa, India have been making liquor out of cashew fruit for the past 400 years, establishing the brandy-like booze as the country’s national alcoholic beverage. With that, founders (and local Chicagoans) BJ and Drew decided that it was time Feni arrived in the states, giving all of us the chance to taste the “Spirit of India.”

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FREE STUFF PEOPLE SENT US THAT WE MAY OR MAY NOT LIKE. ROUND LXXVI

Reviews / November 17, 2015 / No Comments.

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Beer has held the place of America’s most beloved alcoholic beverage for years, but for an increasing number of people, hard cider has become their drink of choice. As soon as the fall season comes around, cider is everywhere, and it’s not all just apple juice with a kick, there’s a tremendous variety in flavor! We wanted to see what all the fuss is about, so we tasted four different hard ciders in honor of this magnificent fall season.

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FREE STUFF PEOPLE SENT US THAT WE MAY OR MAY NOT LIKE. ROUND LXXV.

Reviews / November 4, 2015 / No Comments.

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Are aliens your thing? Did you watch The X-Files before watching The X-Files was cool? Do you know the difference between Jaws and Space Slugs? Can you name more than three space-based phenomena? If so (or even if no), we have an extraterrestrialtastic alcohol for you to try, and it goes by the name Outer Space Vodka. Yes, this is real, and we were able to get our hands on a bottle to give you the inside scoop.

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