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George’s Rants and Raves: Aermoor Vodka

George’s Rants and Raves: Aermoor Vodka

“Water, water everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink.” So spoke an old sea salt in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, although...

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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: Old Elk Bourbon Whiskey

George’s Rants and Raves: Old Elk Bourbon Whiskey

Fort Collins, Colorado’s 73 year history as a dry town, inspired Curt and Nancy Richardson to launch and name their craft distillery, Old Elk. That inspiration...

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George’s Rants and Raves: SIA Scotch Whisky

George’s Rants and Raves: SIA Scotch Whisky

Well waddya know, high tech finally not only meets low tech but they date, get married and run off together and have thousands of babies.  In this particular case...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Dixie Vodka

George’s Rants and Raves: Dixie Vodka

WOW, this vodka is confusing.  In the past, it was called General Beauregard’s Dixie Southern Vodka,  but the name has since been changed to Dixie Vodka. ...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Endless Summer Rum

George’s Rants and Raves: Endless Summer Rum

I actually remember seeing the movie Endless Summer when it debuted in 1966. Boy, oh boy, this is a stroll down memory lane for me. Okay, enough reminiscing. I better...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Magnus Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky

George’s Rants and Raves: Magnus Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Vikings seem to have recently captured our imaginations as exhibited by the popular TV series. Now, here’s a true Viking tale! Over 220 years ago the Vikings settled...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Martin Miller’s Gin

George’s Rants and Raves: Martin Miller’s Gin

I’ve said it before and I find that I must say it again; thank God for the eccentric, idle rich.  Because of them, we have some of the finest spirits produced...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Camus Ile de Re Cognacs

George’s Rants and Raves: Camus Ile de Re Cognacs

Well, you would have to figure that anyone who has been doing something since 1863 just might be doing it right. The Camus family has been making their fine cognacs...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Death’s Door Gin

George’s Rants and Raves: Death’s Door Gin

As everyone knows, first impressions are very important.  When I first laid my eyes on this bottle of gin, my first impression was – are these people crazy...

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