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George’s Rants and Raves: Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey

George’s Rants and Raves: Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey

Have you ever heard of ocean ageing spirits? Actually, until this Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey sailed through my front door, I knew of only one distiller that ocean aged...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Basil Hayden’s Bourbon

George’s Rants and Raves: Basil Hayden’s Bourbon

Who in their right mind would want peppermint flavors and rye, lots of rye distilled in their straight bourbon whiskey? A gentleman named Basil Hayden back in 1796...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Bayou Rum

George’s Rants and Raves: Bayou Rum

Yes, Virginia, you can have your cake and eat it, too! Okay, okay, so I might be mixing a few metaphors in that previous sentence, but it all rings true. Right around...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Greenall’s London Dry Gin

George’s Rants and Raves: Greenall’s London Dry Gin

Ahhh, gin, thy rather seedy reputation precedes thee. From gin mills, to gin joints, to gin soaked (referring to drunks), to “mother’s ruin” (a common British...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Soltado Tequila

George’s Rants and Raves: Soltado Tequila

Tequila, by its very nature, is known to be fiery and, at the very least, a spirited spirit. Granted that over the years, it’s gotten smoother, tamer and tastier,...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Partida Tequila

George’s Rants and Raves: Partida Tequila

At the end of the 17thcentury, the Swedish naturalist, Carl Van Linneo, began the scientific investigation of the agave plant. At that time, it was named agave,...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel Irish Whiskey

George’s Rants and Raves: Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel Irish Whiskey

What in the world does Jameson Irish Whiskey and mustaches have in common? Don’t freak out; they don’t distill mustaches and turn them into whiskey. Neither...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Johnnie Walker Rye Cask Finish Scotch

George’s Rants and Raves: Johnnie Walker Rye Cask Finish Scotch

I absolutely love what Scotch distillers are up to these days. Apart from all the usual geographical differences, grain and weather variations, different water sources,...

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George’s Rants and Raves:  Aultmore, Royal Brackla & Deveron Scotch

George’s Rants and Raves: Aultmore, Royal Brackla & Deveron Scotch

Well, well, it appears that all those consolidations in the spirits industry are finally starting to pay off. Since Bacardi acquired John Dewer & Sons from Diageo...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey

George’s Rants and Raves: Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey

Well, I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks. Who knew, outside of Alabama, that there is an Alabama style whiskey? And just what might Alabama style be like?...

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