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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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George’s Rants and Raves: Citadelle Gin

George’s Rants and Raves: Citadelle Gin

Ahhh, the French, either you love them or hate them, but there’s no getting around them. I find myself leaning towards being a Francophile, after all they produce...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Balblair 2002 Scotch

George’s Rants and Raves: Balblair 2002 Scotch

Wassup with these Scottish folk? They must be getting awful darned bored sitting around up there on their windswept islands drinking their Scotches, getting a decent...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Old Pulteney Navigator

George’s Rants and Raves: Old Pulteney Navigator

This scotch is a bit of a mystery, and I love a bit of a mystery, as it allows me to don my Sherlock Holmes hat and speak in a bad imitation of a British accent...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum Cream

George’s Rants and Raves: Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum Cream

Ho,ho,ho, NO, NO, NO! Are you suffering from Christmas creep as badly as I am? Just exactly what in the world is going on with the holidays? It used to be that the...

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George’s Rants & Raves: Oxley Gin

George’s Rants & Raves: Oxley Gin

I was having dinner the other night with a friend, and we were discussing various liquors and wines and occasions and locales as they related to their enjoyment...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Mount Gay Rum

George’s Rants and Raves: Mount Gay Rum

So you think you’re a rummy? You’re favorite drink is rum, really good rum not those rum and coke rums but real rum straight up and neat as can be. You know...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Dewar’s Highlander Honey

George’s Rants and Raves: Dewar’s Highlander Honey

Honestly now, what is it with all these convoluted flavorings that are appearing in nearly every spirit distilled today?  Bourbon has gone sweet.  Vodka comes...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Cana Brava Rum

George’s Rants and Raves: Cana Brava Rum

Okay, so it’s time I gave Ford, Kosmas, Zaric, Barnekow and Roth their just due, and NO, they are not a law firm, although they sure sound like it. Individually...

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