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Review: Powers Gold Label

March 15, 2012 by  
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Review: Powers Gold Label

Hugely popular in Ireland, Powers Gold Label mix of pure pot still whiskey and grain whiskey stands with other better known brands as a very affordable Irish whiskey.


Review: Kilbeggan

March 13, 2012 by  
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Review: Kilbeggan

The Kilbeggan distillery is one of the oldest distilleries in Ireland, and fairly recently (2007) celebrated it’s 250th birthday with a return to whiskey production, after a 50 year hiatus. A perfectly reasonable Irish whiskey at a very kind price, this whiskey is well suited for cocktails designed with Irish or Canadian whiskies in mind.


Review: Burnside Bourbon 4 Year

March 9, 2012 by  
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Review: Burnside Bourbon 4 Year

Burnside Bourbon is a new straight bourbon marketed by Eastside Distilling (formerly Deco Distilling). It’s aged 4 years, rather than the minimum of 2 for a straight bourbon. It’s an interesting bourbon for spirit-forward cocktails where the spirit will be somewhat tamed by vermouth or anise other mellowing or sweetening ingredients. Given that it’s 96 proof, you won’t lose too much proof in your cocktail from that mellowing dilution.



Review: Gran Classico

March 2, 2012 by  
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Review: Gran Classico

Gran Classico is a Swiss bitter based on an original 1864 amaro from Turin, Italy using wormword, gentian, bitter orange peel, rhubarb, other aromatic plants to create a potion for aperitivo, digestivo, or mixing. Nose: Complex herbal nose, trace of honey, dried bitter orange peel, star anise, wet wool, gentian, thyme. Taste: Thick, heavy, sweet […]


Review: Redbreast 15

February 23, 2012 by  
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Review: Redbreast 15

Redbreast 15 is a single pot still whiskey, sweet, with a silky feel despite the warm and peppery flavor. It’s a wonderful whiskey that I enjoy sipping during the winter months.


Review: Vinn Baijiu

November 3, 2011 by  
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Review: Vinn Baijiu

Vinn Baijiu, made from 100 percent brown rice, has characteristics that make it feel like it’s somewhere between vodka and white whiskey.


Review: Vesica Vodka

October 15, 2011 by  
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Review: Vesica Vodka

The taste is rather clean, with a definite sweetness and mild warmth. It feels fairly smooth and silky, and is rather light bodied. Other flavor notes include walnut, earth, a touch of sour and pepper, and even traces of mint.


Review: Cinco vodka

October 12, 2011 by  
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Review: Cinco vodka

The taste of Cinco Five Star Vodka is initially sweet, with vanilla, wheat, with a bit of a peppery bite. Somewhat chalky, with minerals and salts on the palate.


Don Q Cristal Rum

August 22, 2011 by  
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Don Q Cristal Rum

Don Q Cristal Rum tastes of cane sugar, light molasses, banana cream pie, papaya, pineapple and vanilla.


Don Q Gran Añejo

August 16, 2011 by  
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Don Q Gran Añejo

This is a nice añejo rum. I prefer sipping it, personally. It would add some nice character to some typical Tiki and other drinks with dark rum, and it’s off-dry finish might take a bit of the sweet off of some too often sugary Tiki concoctions.


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