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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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George’s Rants and Raves: anCnoc Flaughter and Rutter

George’s Rants and Raves: anCnoc Flaughter and Rutter

I hate gardening. Now, don’t get me wrong – I love flowers and plants and shrubs and trees but all that down on your knees, in the dirt, back breaking, sweating...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Irish Mist Whiskey

George’s Rants and Raves: Irish Mist Whiskey

Well faith and begorrah, St. Patty’s Day is nigh upon us, and there is no finer way to celebrate that Irish snake chasing, shillelagh swinging saint than with...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Alibi Whiskey

George’s Rants and Raves: Alibi Whiskey

I would like to start off this column with an outright lie: whiskey is whiskey is whiskey.  That just ain’t so.  Well, maybe there was a time, way back when,...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Templeton Rye

George’s Rants and Raves: Templeton Rye

It seems what goes around comes around again.  Take the case of rye whiskey.  Rye is, after rum, one of the first New World spirits.  It is the very first whiskey...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Fogs End Monterey Rye and California Moonshine

George’s Rants and Raves: Fogs End Monterey Rye and California Moonshine

What goes around comes back around.  What once was new became old and then it became new again.  That can actually be said of practically everything and anything;...

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