Archive for the ‘Spirit Reviews’ Category

George’s Rants and Raves: Speyburn Bradan Orach Scotch

George’s Rants and Raves: Speyburn Bradan Orach Scotch

I guess that if you’ve whipped up a new scotch whiskey and you’re sitting around the distillery endlessly sampling it and tossing around names for this as yet...

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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: Devil’s River Bourbon Whiskey

George’s Rants and Raves: Devil’s River Bourbon Whiskey

I just received the heaviest bottle of Bourbon I have ever hoisted. This 750ML bottle is so heavy it could give you a hernia. And on top of that, it is shaped like...

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George’s Rants and Raves: RE:FIND Spirits

George’s Rants and Raves: RE:FIND Spirits

Generally speaking, vodka and gin are mostly made from potatoes and grains because they are inexpensive and abundant. But did you know you could also produce vodka...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Sombra Mezcal

George’s Rants and Raves: Sombra Mezcal

Back during my misspent youth, and by that I mean my early 20’s, I encountered Mezcal. I especially remember my first encounter because that’s when I discovered...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka

George’s Rants and Raves: Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka

Every once in a while, mostly on the weekends, I like a little alcohol in the morning to pop my eyes open and provide me with a bracing start to the day. Sometimes,...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Botran Reserva Rum

George’s Rants and Raves: Botran Reserva Rum

Guatemala, isn’t that the country made famous by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?  I would be willing to bet that if I gave you 5 minutes to tell me everything...

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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: Irish Mist Whiskey

George’s Rants and Raves: Irish Mist Whiskey

Well faith and begorrah, St. Patty’s Day is nigh upon us, and there is no finer way to celebrate that Irish snake chasing, shillelagh swinging saint than with...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Wyoming Whiskey Single Barrel and Small Batch

George’s Rants and Raves: Wyoming Whiskey Single Barrel and Small Batch

A while back, around last Christmas, I received a bottle of Wyoming Whiskey’s Outryder (article here) and found it to be a delightful cross between rye and bourbon...

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