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A nice afternoon surprise, a bottle of Cruzan 9 Spiced rum arrived. It’s even numbered #140 of their first 500!
Spiced rum seems to be all the rage this fall. To capitalize on this trend, Cruzan sought to develop a ‘real’ spiced rum. They came up with the 80-proof Cruzan 9, a unique blend of nine spices, handcrafted by the Nelthropp family, now in their 8 generation of rum distilling. Cruzan 9, is made of… Read more
We recently had the pleasure to taste Tequila Avión, a new brand produced of Blue Weber Agave found in the highest regions of Jalisco, Mexico. The brand, launched in July, by the founder of MarquisJet, is a labor of love. Not a product of Entourage, the HBO series, where Avión has been featured this season. The folks at Avión met an Entourage producer and the rest is history. It was cool to see Mark Cuban … Read more
Keep your eye out for a new product from Piedmont Distillers, makers of Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine and Midnight Moon. The next copper distilled spirits they’ll be putting out with be fruit-infused! We got a sneak peek (and taste) at the Moonshiner’s Breakfast at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. Strawberry, cherry and raspberry are the flavors you have to look forward to. They were surprisingly smooth and authentic tasting–no fake fruit taste … Read more
I recently received a bottle of the Glenrothes Vintage 1998 Scotch Whisky. Sure my friend works for Skyy, but it was unexpected just the same.
The Glenrothes is a Speyside Single Malt Whisky that bottles by vintage, not age. Therefore, much like a fine wine, each vintage is unique. The 1998 is no exception.
The nose of this whisky is pure smoothness with a slight woodiness and hints of dried fruit. You sense none of … Read more
The latest city series from Absolut, Brooklyn is a red apple and ginger-flavored vodka reminiscent of city life. The bottle was designed by Brooklyn native Spike Lee to be reminiscent of the stoop where he grew up. The bottle has tons of fun little deign goodies including the Lars Olsson Smith seal, in which Lars is tricked out as Mars Blackmon, need we say more?
The folks at Absolut sent over a bottle so we … Read more
Crème de violette was a part of pre-Prohibition American cocktails like the Aviation and Blue Moon. Until a couple years ago, it was no longer available in the U.S. Rothman & Winter is now ensuring we get our pretty purple cocktails, and its crème de violette is widely available for under $25.
Made with violets, it has a light floral aroma and a pleasing sweet taste. If you like old-fashioned violet candies, you’ll love crème … Read more
Voyant Chai Cream Liqueur tastes like a cold chai latte with a little liquor thrown in. Made with rum, cream, black tea and other spirits and spices, this creamy liqueur has a little bit of sweetness balanced with a gingerbread-cookie spice flavor that is smooth and pleasing.
Tea liquors and liqueurs–and, in fact, tea in general–is hot in mixology right now. I’ve yet to see a cream product with this flavor on the scene, and … Read more
Meaning “to be happy” in Aztec, PaQui Tequila embodies the phrase. Dubbed a “luxury” tequila, PaQui is hand crafted in small batches from 100% pure blue agave. Made through a process called “selective distillation,” the makers of PaQui Tequila separate the heart of the distillate only use the best part in the final product.
We take you through the PaQui Tequila below:PaQui Silvera Tequila
(100% Blue Tequila), 40% Alcohol, Tequila, Mexico
Clear. Aromas of … Read more
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