cody-road-bourbonNamed for Buffalo Bill Cody, a native son of the city that the Mississippi River Distilling Co. calls home (LeClaire, Iowa), Cody Road Bourbon was the first of the company’s aged whiskeys, pre-dating its Cody Road Rye by a year. This relatively young whiskey is a good companion for a mild summer evening: you can rely on it…READ MORE

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

blogDogfish Head Punkin Ale is a pumpkin flavored beer that I’ve been wanting to try for some time now, but its usually been kind of hard for me to find. This year, Dogfish Head Punkin’ Ale seems to be everywhere! Dogfish Head Punkin Ale Pumpkin Beer ReviewThis particular beer review is outside of our regular beer exchange for the simple reason that the DFH Punkin’ only is available…READ MORE

Staying True To The Season

th (1)We are staying true to the season here at Hair of the Dog. Pumpkin beers are for October and we want to provide you early fall beers like Left Hand’s Oktoberfest. Left Hand’s Oktoberfest is brewed in the spring and allowed to lager for two months — the beer comes in at 6.6% ABV (alcohol by volume) and 24 IBUs (International Bitterness Units). The hop bill include Magnum and Spalter Select, and the malts are Munich and Pilsner. Of course,… READ MORE

Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Ale

travelerlllusive Traveler Grapefruit Ale is one of two year round Shandy flavors made by the Traveler Beer Company based in Burlington Vermont. They also currently craft three seasonal varieties. It is brewed and bottled in Cincinnati Ohio with 2 row malted barley, malted wheat, Hallertau Hallertau hops, and it is brewed with lemon peel. Natural flavors and grapefruit juice are then added. The company was formed in 2012 and it was originally…READ MORE

90+ Cellars Rose

90aThis is a real deal Rosé, not that sweet pink stuff. Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, and Mourvedre are hand harvested from several vineyards planted on windswept slopes along the foothills of the Cevennes, and then fermented and aged in tanks for seven months. Perfect for picnics and other outdoor festivities…READ MORE

Domaine Salard Cheverny Blanc

Domaine du Salvard has been a working domaine since 1898, through five hardworking generations of the Delaille family. Today, all forty-two hectares of vineyards are farmed by the capable brother team of Emmanuel and Thierry Delaille, with help from their father Gilbert. To our delight…..READ MORE

Rod and Rifle Bourbon

rodThis past Christmas season, I was in a liquor store in New Hartford NY wandering around trying to come up with a gift for some of my hunting buddies. A We often will celebrate the highs and lows of our season with a nice glass of quality spirits. A While in the store, I stumbled across a bourbon called………READ MORE

Dry Fly Washington Bourbon Whiskey 101 Review

bourbonDry Fly has always walked to the beat of its own drum, and that’s a good thing. Dry Fly’s Vodka, Gin, and Washington Wheat Whiskey all stand out in their categories as examples of unique offerings with distinct and unconventional flavor profiles. The one common theme that has run through all of Dry Fly’s products is quality. Dry Fly is fairly unyielding when…….READ MORE