What I’m Drinking Now: Randi Densford and the Hog Tied

Randi Densford is beverage director at Barn8 Farm Restaurant + Bourbon Bar in Goshen, KY. Right now I am drinking mostly spirit-forward cocktails because of the colder weather. At Barn8, we have a riff on a classic Manhattan called the “Hog Tied” that I’m excited about. This Manhattan features Carpano Antica vermouth, Bonal (an aperitif infused with herbs like gentian and chinchona bark) and the bitter Italian liqueur Averna. Together these add spice complexities and…

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Dogfish Head Canned Cocktails Hit the Shelves

As the RTD boom continues, craft beer pioneer Dogfish Head has announced the launch of Dogfish Head Canned Cocktails. The initial lineup features Blueberry Shrub Vodka Soda, Strawberry & Honeyberry Vodka Lemonade and Cherry Bergamot Whiskey Sour. Each recipe contains Dogfish Head Distilling Co.’s house-made spirits combined with all-natural ingredients, the company says. All three RTDs are 7% ABV, and come in 4-packs of 355-ml. slim cans. Blueberry Shrub Vodka Soda begins with Dogfish Head Distilling Co.’s vodka distilled with blueberries.…

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Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye Whiskey Returns to Markets

For the first time since April 2019, Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye Whiskey will launch nationally, hitting shelves this March. Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Rye is a single barrel product. The average proof of the barrels for the March 2021 release is 110.3 proof. “I was really happy when we tasted these barrels,” says Master Distiller Dan McKee. “This release has so much of what I look for in a rye.” The suggested retail price is $100…

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