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May 2016

Barking Irons

Subtly spicy applejack is the apt debut spirit from Barking Irons Distilling & Imports Co.

Frey Ranch Gin

Right outside Reno, Colby and Ashley Frey oversee Nevada’s first estate distillery, Frey Ranch, home to a bespoke Vendome still.

Vilarnau Brut Rosado D.O. Cava

It wouldn’t be spring without a fresh bubbly, and this one—made from 90% Trepat and 10% Pinot Noir—expresses a full mouthfeel and an explosion of mixed berries, for an off-dry palate.

2013 Qupé Modern Red Blend

Crafted from 72% Syrah, 24% Grenache, and 4% Mourvèdre, the wine has a cedar aroma that is followed by notes of cherry pie and milk chocolate, with gamey, earthy layers.

The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout

The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery’s focus on dark beers is fairly counterintuitive considering it’s based in Farmville, North Carolina, an area known for hot, sultry summers.

Devils Backbone Vienna Lager

Virginia’s Devils Backbone Brewing has dependable interpretations of classic European styles—its copper/medium amber Vienna Lager is the quintessential example.

Campo de Encanto Pisco

Peruvian-made Campo de Encanto Pisco boasts a new bartender-approved expression: Barkeep’s Whimsy.

Bols Parfait Amour Liqueur

Purple-hued Parfait Amour is the latest addition to Amsterdam-based spirits producer Lucas Bols’ classic liqueur collection.

2013 Presqu’ile Winery Pinot Noir

A spicy bouquet with a trace of ocean air kicks off the palate before fielding notes of pomegranates and cranberries that ease into a peppery finish.

2013 Balletto Vineyards Pinot Noir

Sourced from 100% sustainably grown estate fruit, this silky Pinot Noir has a forest-floor nose, sweet red cherry notes, and toasty vanilla accents.