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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: 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: Sugarlands Shine

George’s Rants and Raves: Sugarlands Shine

Honest to goodness, if the current trend to create thousands of new flavors of distilled spirits continues at its current rate, liquor stores are going to have to...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Cachaça 51

George’s Rants and Raves: Cachaça 51

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: SweetShine Liqueurs

George’s Rants and Raves: SweetShine Liqueurs

Good old-fashioned moonshine seems to be taking on a new shine these days. Back in the day, it was notoriously strong both in flavor and alcohol content. Fast forward...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Hiro Sake

George’s Rants and Raves: Hiro Sake

If you still think that Sake is rice wine, then you don’t know Jack! Rice wine, per say, really doesn’t exist. You see, normal wine is made by the fermentation...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Berry Bros.& Rudd King’s Ginger Liqueur & No.3 London Dry Gin

George’s Rants and Raves: Berry Bros.& Rudd King’s Ginger Liqueur & No.3 London Dry Gin

The little box arrived unexpected, so I didn’t know what I might find inside. Within the bubble wrap were two little brown bottles stating quite plainly, and with...

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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: Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum Cream

George’s Rants and Raves: Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum Cream

Ho,ho,ho, NO, NO, NO! Are you suffering from Christmas creep as badly as I am? Just exactly what in the world is going on with the holidays? It used to be that the...

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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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