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George’s Rants and Raves: Craigellachie Scotch Review

George’s Rants and Raves: Craigellachie Scotch Review

If that theorem I proposed last week holds true (that you can always tell a good scotch by the fact that the name is impossible to pronounce, even harder to spell...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Eastside Distilling Marionberry & Cherry Bomb Whiskeys

George’s Rants and Raves: Eastside Distilling Marionberry & Cherry Bomb Whiskeys

What’s up with this vast proliferation of flavored spirits lately? I believe it has to do with penetrating a whole new marketing segment to sell to because the...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Aberfeldy Scotch Review

George’s Rants and Raves: Aberfeldy Scotch Review

I believe that after almost 50 years of scotch drinking, I finally stumbled upon a theory that might just help anyone pick out a decent scotch. The secret is in...

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George’s Rants and Raves: DSP CA 162 Vodkas

George’s Rants and Raves: DSP CA 162 Vodkas

Crispin Cain and Ansley Coale seem to never rest, as they have created and continue to create an ever widening range of distilled spirits up in Mendocino County...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Russell Henry Gin

George’s Rants and Raves: Russell Henry Gin

Gin by definition is a flavored spirit with the dominant flavoring coming from juniper berries and usually a few other well chosen botanicals, and in certain cases,...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Low Gap California Whiskeys

George’s Rants and Raves: Low Gap California Whiskeys

Back in the early 80’s two unlikely, but highly talented, and even some might say eccentric, fellows hooked up in Northern California, in of all places, a tiny...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Burnside Bourbon

George’s Rants and Raves: Burnside Bourbon

Sacrilege! Blasphemy! Who ever heard of Bourbon being made in Oregon? Everyone knows Bourbon only comes from Kentucky! It’s as if Cognac started to come from Brazil...

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George’s Rants and Raves: UV Sriracha Vodka

George’s Rants and Raves: UV Sriracha Vodka

“You have got to be kidding me” were my first thoughts upon seeing the UV Sriracha Vodka bottle in all its red and green glory, mimicking the original Srirachia...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Partida Tequila

George’s Rants and Raves: Partida Tequila

At the end of the 17thcentury, the Swedish naturalist, Carl Van Linneo, began the scientific investigation of the agave plant. At that time, it was named agave,...

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George’s Rants & Raves: The Macallan 12 year old single malt Scotch Whisky

George’s Rants & Raves: The Macallan 12 year old single malt Scotch Whisky

With over 2,500 brands of Scotch Whisky being produced by about 125 distilleries, things can get a might confusing when attempting to discuss Scotch Whisky. And...

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