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George’s Rants and Raves: Boodles London Dry and Mulberry Gins

George’s Rants and Raves: Boodles London Dry and Mulberry Gins

London dry gin is not necessarily distilled in London; as a matter of fact, only one gin distiller is actually located in London: Beefeaters. London dry gin is considered...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Santa Fe Spirits Atapiño Liqueur

George’s Rants and Raves: Santa Fe Spirits Atapiño Liqueur

Whenever I get a thirst for a specialty spirit, I have to admit, ponderosa pine resin has never entered into the conversation, much less even crossed my mind. And...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Snow Leopard Vodka

George’s Rants and Raves: Snow Leopard Vodka

What’s not to like? I’m Polish; this vodka is Polish. I happen to really like Polish vodka (and Russian vodka and French vodka and American vodka), and besides,...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Popcorn Sutton Barrel Finished

George’s Rants and Raves: Popcorn Sutton Barrel Finished

Who’d ‘a ever thunk it? Brown moonshine, of all things, especially coming from the likes of Popcorn Sutton himself. The literature says that Popcorn would occasionally...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Vincent Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate and Pomegranate Vodkas

George’s Rants and Raves: Vincent Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate and Pomegranate Vodkas

Five years ago, when I first tasted Van Gogh Cool Peach and Dark Chocolate, the good folks at the Royal Dirkzwager Distilleries just had a handful of flavored vodkas....

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George’s Rants and Raves: Knob Creek Rye Whiskey

George’s Rants and Raves: Knob Creek Rye Whiskey

If you’re still investing in just stocks and bonds, you might want to look into a market that’s simply exploding: the aged spirits market. With the explosion...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Don Julio Blanco and Reposado Tequilas

George’s Rants and Raves: Don Julio Blanco and Reposado Tequilas

If you’re going to truly get into imported spirits, you will have to learn a smidgen of the language of the land it comes from. Tequila is a good example, although...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Cruzan Distillers Rum Collection

George’s Rants and Raves: Cruzan Distillers Rum Collection

I’m confused! Now, I know it really doesn’t take much to confuse and befuddle me, but these bottles of rum got me to thinking, and when I start thinking, the...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum

George’s Rants and Raves: Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum

Did you know that Bacardi makes over twenty different flavored rums? Well, they most assuredly do, and they go the distance with some of the coolest names for their...

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George’s Rants and Raves: IRU Vodka

George’s Rants and Raves: IRU Vodka

When the bottle of IRU Vodka (Imported from RUssia) arrived at my desk, it came with several postcards that read “seven times distilled no hangover vodka”. Really,...

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