This batch of standard Green Hat gin weighs in at 83.3 proof. (A more high octane navy strength version also is made.) Like Death’s Door, which was ballyhooed here a short time back, Green Hat very much is not a London Dry gin. The juniper is mild, the citrus is lively, and there are plenty […]
This is a gentle gin, despite being 94 proof. Edgy, crackling Beefeater it is not. With Noilly Prat, it makes an all-too-easy-to-drink martini. (Rating: Very Good)
A delicious light red ale which is crisp and balances malt sweetness with a roasty-toasty note. (Rating: Very Good)
by Jacob Craft breweries are constantly evolving and becoming increasingly collaborative. Many breweries are actively seeking innovative ingredients that would never have been considered for a beer in the past and brewing new beers with other craft breweries and non-brewery partners. This summer, Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland has done both by teaming up with Old Bay–the […]
An enjoyable $15 bottle of wine. Barboursville Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2013 offers a bit more nuance than the typical mass-produced Italian Pinot Grigios we find in supermarkets. The apple note was an unexpected surprise. (Very Good) You may read more and shop for this wine at http://www.barboursvillecellar.com/.
The mercury is high—nearly 90 degrees. So a gin and tonic with a fat wedge of lime sounds right. We nosed Moody June next to Gordon’s London Dry Gin—Moody June is lemony and light on juniper while Gordon’s has a grapefruit aroma and firm pine. One can easily sip this neat. While visiting New Orleans, […]