Articles Tagged: Liquor Reviews

Johnnie Walker Black and Double Black Review

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Johnny Walker recently released a fraternal twin to its famed Black Label – the Double Black Label. We thought it would be fun to review both bottles and do a bit of comparing and contrasting, as while, they are brothers from the same mother (so to speak), they are very, very different!

Black Label is, arguably, the face of Johnnie Walker. It’s been around, although, under different names, since approximately the 1860’s. It’s a blend … Read more

ISpirit Vodka Review

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This Italian Vodka is a joint venture of the Arrigio Cipriani of the Cipriani family (known for Harry’s Bar in Venice and other high-end Italian restaurants) and Lapo Elkhann of the Fiat family. Clearly, these two are quite the tastemakers with the Cipriani restaurants being the go-to Italian restaurants in Venice and New York and Fiat making some of the most sought after cars in the world. From my research, it also appears that Mr. … Read more

Goldwasser Review

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Thanks to my recent illness, we are bringing you our liqueur review late this week.  But, it actually works as this liqueur is absolutely perfect for the holidays!  It will help liven up any Hanukkah celebration, make the wait for Santa easier and add sparkle to your New Year’s cocktails.   

Danzig Goldwasser has one of the most storied histories in the wine and spirits world.  Goldwasser has been made at least since 1598 (and allegedly … Read more

Camus XO Borderies Review

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Most years, I buy my Dad a nice bottle of Cognac for the holidays – it’s become a family tradition.  My Dad lives in Wisconsin where Brandy is a religion and what could be better than Brandy than really fine Cognac (or Armagnac).  But, truth be told, my Dad often enjoys his Korbel as much as fine Cognac.  Not only do Wisconsinites love Brandy, they love their Korbel. 

I am always on the lookout for … Read more

Campari Review

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A favorite of bartenders across the globe! We have heard that bartenders test the skills of another bartender based on the quality of his or her Negroni.

Campari is a bitter spirit that is made from over 60 herbs and spices. If you try hard, you can pick out a few. For me, the easiest one to spot is the quinine, which is one of the herbs that gives Campari its bitter quality. Campari has … Read more

Death’s Door White Whisky Review

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We have a special review for you this Thanksgiving. I am reviewing the first bottle of spirits that I literally had to wrangle from its owner (and the first bottle that I have requested for review). To me, Thanksgiving is not only about giving thanks for the good things that have happened during the year, it’s also about harkening back to the first Thanksgiving and the founding of the nation. That might sound hokey to … Read more

Highland Park 18 Year Old Scotch Review

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Highland Park Scotch is amazing and so is the story of the ownership of Highland Park (we only have so much space so we are focusing on Highland Park’s ownership). As many of you may know, a certain percentage of the Scots have never been happy about the unification of England and Scotland (Scotland finally became part of the United Kingdom when James VI of Scotland became James I of England upon the death of … Read more

Hiram Walker Butterscotch Schnapps Review

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Winter is almost upon us and, for some reason, I associate butterscotch schnapps with winter. I guess it’s because of those buttery, toffee, butterscotch flavors. And, it may also be because on my 21st birthday, which occurred in December, I celebrated with a number of butterscotch flavored drinks. It must have been the bartender’s specialty because I don’t remember specifically ordering butterscotch drinks that evening. Many years later, I still recall that evening fondly.

We … Read more

Kahlua Cinnamon Spice Review

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Kahlua recently launched a new flavor – Kahlua Cinnamon Spice – just in time to keep you warm for winter. It will be the perfect addition to almost any hot drink this winter whether it be coffee, hot chocolate or tea (I can’t vouch for the hot apple cider as I haven’t tried it yet).

I really like Kahlua and was a bit concerned when they started making the Kahlua spices line (like Vanilla, Peppermint … Read more

Bloom London Dry Gin Review

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In August, Greenall’s, one of the oldest Gin producing firms in England, launched its newest libation – Bloom Gin. Bloom arrived in one of the most beautiful bottles we have seen in awhile – the slightest shade of green with crawling vines (both imprinted in the bottle and on the plastic enclosure at the top of the bottle). Luckily for us, Bloom was as tasty as the bottle was beautiful.

Greenall’s is one of the … Read more

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