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George’s Rants and Raves: UV Sriracha Vodka

George’s Rants and Raves: UV Sriracha Vodka

“You have got to be kidding me” were my first thoughts upon seeing the UV Sriracha Vodka bottle in all its red and green glory, mimicking the original Srirachia...

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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 & Raves: The Macallan 12 year old single malt Scotch Whisky

George’s Rants & Raves: The Macallan 12 year old single malt Scotch Whisky

With over 2,500 brands of Scotch Whisky being produced by about 125 distilleries, things can get a might confusing when attempting to discuss Scotch Whisky. And...

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George’s Rants & Raves: Big Bottom Whiskey

George’s Rants & Raves: Big Bottom Whiskey

Big Bottom, oh please, don’t get me started!! As I gazed upon this bottle, my mind went berserk with ideas for this column when I saw this hooch was named Big...

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George’s Rants & Raves: Maker’s 46

George’s Rants & Raves: Maker’s 46

What’s in a name? Well, sometimes it’s a number that stands out and not just the name. Take these iconic numbered brand names for instance; Chanel No. 5, WD40,...

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George’s Rants and Raves: UV Salty Caramel Apple Vodka

George’s Rants and Raves: UV Salty Caramel Apple Vodka

I approach tasting flavored vodkas with, in the words of my favorite author, Hunter S. Thompson, “fear and loathing”. Actually, it’s more like a crap shoot...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Ferrand Ambre and 1840 Cognacs

George’s Rants and Raves: Ferrand Ambre and 1840 Cognacs

All cognac is brandy, but not all brandy is cognac. You can pretty much make brandy anywhere in the world out of any white grape juice and distill it any which way...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Auchentoshan American Oak & Three Wood Scotch Whisky

George’s Rants and Raves: Auchentoshan American Oak & Three Wood Scotch Whisky

Boy oh boy, the holidays can sure be a major distraction or a welcome change of pace from the everyday humdrum routines. I think it just might be a combination of...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Bowmore Small Batch and 12 Year Old Scotch

George’s Rants and Raves: Bowmore Small Batch and 12 Year Old Scotch

Have you ever dreamed of living on an island? That thought conjures up romantic visions, warm beaches, glowing sunsets, and tequila sunrises. Well, it ain’t that...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Plantation Rums

George’s Rants and Raves: Plantation Rums

Rum is made all over the world; however, the best rums seem to come from the Caribbean. And of those rums, the best seem to be the ones that are aged in repurposed...

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