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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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George’s Rants and Raves: SIA Scotch Whisky

George’s Rants and Raves: SIA Scotch Whisky

Well waddya know, high tech finally not only meets low tech but they date, get married and run off together and have thousands of babies.  In this particular case...

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George’s Rants and Raves: The McGibbons Provenance and Classic Cask Whiskies

George’s Rants and Raves: The McGibbons Provenance and Classic Cask Whiskies

The other day I got this tiny little box with a batch of tiny little vials of various scotch whiskeys.  My initial thought was that’s pretty tight.  However,...

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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: Jim Beam Black and Red Stag

George’s Rants and Raves: Jim Beam Black and Red Stag

When these bottles of Jim Beam Bourbon showed up at my doorstep, it got me to pondering about the barrels that were used in aging this spirit. I had recently tried...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey

George’s Rants and Raves: Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey

What do Irish Whiskey and politics have in common? Why of course, one makes the other more palatable. The more Whiskey you drink the more palatable politics becomes....

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