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Shellback Rum is a new offering from Grande Antilles Cane Spirits (Gallo).
A mid-range offering, Shellback Silver and Spiced versions. Made at the famed West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados, Shellback Silver Rum is made using a combination of pot and column still distillates that are then blended together. The resulting rum, is smooth and fruity. It makes a killer base for rum punch.
Appearance: Clear with viscus legs
Nose: Clean, youthful with medium notes … Read more
D’usse Cognac VSOP is the lastest offering from Bacardi’s Chateau de Cognac, the Cognac house that produces Baron Otard. This is not your ordinary bottle of Cognac. It’s producers have gone for a completely different look on the bottle. It’s a bit gothic, a bit midieval with a double cross on a squat bottle with a glass topper. It looks pretty bad-ass for a Cognac. I guess that this is your granddad’s Cognac. Oh, and … Read more
Kinky Liqueur has paired with Kinky Boots, a Broadway bound play involving Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein that debuted in Chicago. The play is based on the English movie Kinky Boots. It’s about a man who inherits a barely alfoat family shoe business. To keep the business alive, the man turns to making footwear that is a bit on the risky side or perhaps even kinky. If you are in Chicago or New York, take in the play. If you are nowhere close to those two cities or prefer cinema to theater, track down Kinky Boots!
We are lucky at DOTW to try the newest, hippest and edgy spirits and liqueurs. Often, I am not quite sure what to expect. Occasionally I am blown away – sometimes in a good way, sometimes in a bad way. Other times, I am pleasantly surprised. I will admit that when the bottle of Hiram Walker Whipped, I wasn’t quite sure what to think. However, I am happy to report that this was one of those times that I was pleasantly surprised. Hiram Walker Whipped was incredibly pleasant and adds a nice flair to cocktails. There is also something warm and toasty about the Whipped that almost makes me look forward to Fall.
Fall has arrived! While I generally a bit depressed by the arrival of the cold weather and the end of summer, the one thing that I look forward to is pumpkin season. Like Richard Cristy of the Howard Stern Show, I love all things pumpkin. According to the New Yorker, “pumpkin is the new black”. Needless to say, we were very excited when a bottle of Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie vodka arrived at our doorstep just in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving. My only request is that they ratchet up its pumpkintude.
Named after a little creek that ran by Abraham Lincoln’s childhood home, Knob Creek was created by Booker Noe, grandson of James Beam and sixth generation Master Distiller. Booker wanted to create a Super-Premium bourbon in the pre-prohibition style.
Knob Creek is a traditional bourbon with approx 70% corn and equal parts wheat and rye. It is aged for 9 years in 4-charred oak barrels and made in small batches. This process provides a sweet … Read more
Baker’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is aged for seven years in new oak barrels. It is a small batch bourbon made from the favorite recipe of Baker Beam, Grandnephew of Jim Beam.
Appearance: clear, medium amber with bronze hues and viscous legs
Nose: clean, medium with mellow notes of corn, grain, butterscotch, vanilla, oak with a touch of cream
Palate: Dry, well integrated alcohol with a slight drying quality, medium notes of corn, grain, cinnamon, … Read more