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George’s Rants and Raves: Berry Bros.& Rudd King’s Ginger Liqueur & No.3 London Dry Gin

George’s Rants and Raves: Berry Bros.& Rudd King’s Ginger Liqueur & No.3 London Dry Gin

The little box arrived unexpected, so I didn’t know what I might find inside. Within the bubble wrap were two little brown bottles stating quite plainly, and with...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Zodiac Vodka

George’s Rants and Raves: Zodiac Vodka

What can you do with Idaho potatoes, Rocky Mountain spring water, and Canadian birch charcoal? Even though a barbeque comes to mind first, that isn’t the right...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Deep Eddy Vodkas Review

George’s Rants and Raves: Deep Eddy Vodkas Review

Can anyone really distill a great bottle (750 ml) of vodka and then sell it for only $17.00? When super-premium vodkas sell well north of $35.00 per 750 ml bottle,...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Prairie Organic Vodka Review

George’s Rants and Raves: Prairie Organic Vodka Review

I’ve heard of Little House on The Prairie and A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, but I’ve never heard of Prairie Organic Vodka. On top of that,...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Craigellachie Scotch Review

George’s Rants and Raves: Craigellachie Scotch Review

If that theorem I proposed last week holds true (that you can always tell a good scotch by the fact that the name is impossible to pronounce, even harder to spell...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Eastside Distilling Marionberry & Cherry Bomb Whiskeys

George’s Rants and Raves: Eastside Distilling Marionberry & Cherry Bomb Whiskeys

What’s up with this vast proliferation of flavored spirits lately? I believe it has to do with penetrating a whole new marketing segment to sell to because the...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Aberfeldy Scotch Review

George’s Rants and Raves: Aberfeldy Scotch Review

I believe that after almost 50 years of scotch drinking, I finally stumbled upon a theory that might just help anyone pick out a decent scotch. The secret is in...

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George’s Rants and Raves: DSP CA 162 Vodkas

George’s Rants and Raves: DSP CA 162 Vodkas

Crispin Cain and Ansley Coale seem to never rest, as they have created and continue to create an ever widening range of distilled spirits up in Mendocino County...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Russell Henry Gin

George’s Rants and Raves: Russell Henry Gin

Gin by definition is a flavored spirit with the dominant flavoring coming from juniper berries and usually a few other well chosen botanicals, and in certain cases,...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Low Gap California Whiskeys

George’s Rants and Raves: Low Gap California Whiskeys

Back in the early 80’s two unlikely, but highly talented, and even some might say eccentric, fellows hooked up in Northern California, in of all places, a tiny...

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