Articles Tagged: Liquor Reviews

Guinness Black Lager Beer Review

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We recently attended the Guinness International Champions Cup Soccer (er Football) tournament at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. Guinness wanted to show us some European Football and have us try their Black Lager. Black lager, you say? How is that possible, you say? We are talking about the folks at Guinness, so there. What makes it black is the dark roasted barley. This method also give Guinness Black Lager some very nice coffee notes.

Appearance: (hard … Read more

Shellback Silver Rum Review

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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

Shellback Spiced Rum Review

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New on the rum scene is Shellback Rum from the folks in Modesto, Grande Antilles Cane Spirits (Gallo). No, it is not produced in Modesto, the rum is made at the famed West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados.

A mid-range offering, Shellback comes in both Silver and Spiced versions. Shellback Spiced is made in a combo of pot and column stills and then  aged 12 months in former Bourbon barrels.

Appearance: Clear, medium amber with … Read more

Bulleit 10 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review

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Diageo’s small batch, Bulleit Bourbon recently released it’s newest expression, Bulleit 10, a 10 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. At a recent event, Founder Tom Bulliet, told the crowd how was able to a 10 year in the Kentucky heat. Using the same distilliate as their classic Frontier Whiskey, Mr. Bulliet hand selects barrels starting at year one, three and six to go towards the 10. Knowing which barrels can withstand the extra years … Read more

D’usse Cognac VSOP Review

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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 Review

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We love Halloween and this years celebration was no exception.  There maybe no better time of year other than perhaps Valentine’s Day to be a little bit kinky.  I mean when else can you dress up like a Bavarian beer wench or a stripper and no-one even bats an eyelash.  In fact, you could almost say that it’s expected.  Speaking of kinky and dressing up, Kinky Liqueur has paired with Kinky Boots, a Broadway bound … Read more

Hiram Walker Whipped Cream Review

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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 … Read more

Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka Review

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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 … Read more

Knob Creek 9 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review

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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 7 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review

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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

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