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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 & 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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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: 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: 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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George’s Rants and Raves: Dewar’s Highlander Honey

George’s Rants and Raves: Dewar’s Highlander Honey

Honestly now, what is it with all these convoluted flavorings that are appearing in nearly every spirit distilled today?  Bourbon has gone sweet.  Vodka comes...

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