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Review: Denizen Rum

April 10, 2013 by  
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Review: Denizen Rum

What newcomers to rum often don’t understand is that clear doesn’t always mean faux vodka, and dark doesn’t always mean funky and strong.


Review: Pisco Portón

July 24, 2012 by  
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Review: Pisco Portón

Pisco Portón is a “mosto verde”, so the grapes used are distilled before fermentation is complete, which brings out a more rustic character in the spirit.


Review: Pisco Oro Quebranta

July 20, 2012 by  
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Review: Pisco Oro Quebranta

Pisco Oro makes a large family of pisco varietals, with their quebranta puro pisco being a very good expression of the complex flavors and fire from this single-grape spirit.


Review: Bak’s Zubrówka Bison Grass Flavored Vodka

June 8, 2012 by  
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Review: Bak’s Zubrówka Bison Grass Flavored Vodka

Interesting, and surprisingly fun to work with, Bak’s Zubrówka Bison Grass Flavored Vodka is a unusual, slightly sweet, and very herbaceous flavored vodka.


Review: Redbreast 12

June 1, 2012 by  
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Review: Redbreast 12

Redbreast 12 is the most popular expression of the “single pot still” whiskies from Midleton Distillery. The spice and pepper of this whiskey tends to make me think of cocktails that do well with a warm rye.


Review: Hayman’s Old Tom Gin

May 25, 2012 by  
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Review: Hayman’s Old Tom Gin

This is a unique gin these days, and allows a fantastic departure from the use, and abuse, of London Dry gin in classic pre-Prohibition cocktail recipes.


Review: Cardamaro

May 11, 2012 by  
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Review: Cardamaro

The oldest amaro tradition is that of flavored wine. This 7th generation recipe flavors a Piemontese wine with artichoke thistle (Cynara cardunculus) and St.Benedict’s thistle (Cnicus benedictus), and other botanicals.


Review: Tub Gin

April 27, 2012 by  
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Review: Tub Gin

TuB makes what is close to an old style “London Dry Gin”, albeit with western six-shooter art.


Review: Piscología Pisco Acholado

April 6, 2012 by  
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Review: Piscología Pisco Acholado

Piscología Pisco Achlado is a small batch acholado pisco, blending quebranta, torontel, and italia grapes, and makes a very nice pisco sour.


Review: Glacier Potato Vodka

March 23, 2012 by  
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Review: Glacier Potato Vodka

Glacier Potato Vodka is column-distilled in Rigby, Idaho. Not a zero personality vodka. This has mineral character from the local geology.


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