Archive for the ‘Spirit Reviews’ Category

George’s Rants & Raves: Medea Vodka

George’s Rants & Raves: Medea Vodka

  Packaging, packaging, packaging – that’s the key to quirky marketing success in the spirits industry not unlike it is location, location, location in...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Pisco Porton Acholado

George’s Rants and Raves: Pisco Porton Acholado

Here’s a bit of a quiz for you to try: what in the world is Pisco, what is Porton, what are acholado, quebranta and torontel? I suppose either being from Peru...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Leblon Cachaca and Maison Leblon Reserva Ospecial

George’s Rants and Raves: Leblon Cachaca and Maison Leblon Reserva Ospecial

Generally, when I think of Brazil, I think of statuesque Brazilian beauties in bikinis on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro beneath that really tall statue of Jesus...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Santera Tequila

George’s Rants and Raves: Santera Tequila

Well, I think I’ve seen it all now – a supernatural spirit. A Santera is literally a priestess of Santeria, a religion that worships saints. On their website,...

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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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