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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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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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