Articles Tagged: Liquor Reviews

Absolut Berri Açai Review

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The latest infusion from Absolut, Berri Açai draws upon the characters of three of today’s most popular berry flavors: açai, blueberry and pomegranate.

Clear with the slightest tinge of purple. Very sweet aroma of bubblegum, fruit punch, overripe mixed berries and açai. Light bodied with strong taste of alcohol, overripe fruit and fruit punch. Light finish with little alcohol.

It is very good for sipping over ice with a touch of soda. Although a little … Read more

Skyy Infusions Ginger Review

If you crave the bite of ginger, you’ll love new Skyy Infusions Ginger. The ginger sits in the vodka for about two weeks, so it is nice and gingery. Not quite as sweet as a liqueur, cocktails made with Skyy Ginger are fresh and crisp.

Sky Infusions Ginger
(infused with ginger), 35% Alcohol, San Francisco, California

Appearance: Clear with slight orange tinge.

Nose: Aroma of candied ginger and fresh ginger with slight aroma of citrus … Read more

Highland Park 1968 Review

I was recently summoned to Bourbon & Branch in San Francisco’s Tenderloin to celebrate the debut of a very special Scotch whisky, Highland Park 1968. This 40 year-old single malt is the first in their Orcadian Limited Edition Series. To be released over the next 5 years, each bottling will consist of just 8 casks each, hand selected by Max MacFarlane–that’s just 1550 bottles world-wide.

Retailing at $3,999, Highland Park 1968 comes nicely appointed in … Read more

Johnnie Walker Blue Label vs. Chivas Regal 18

We were recently asked to taste two amazing whiskies head to head, Johnnie Walker Blue Label vs. Chivas Regal 18.

Chivas Regal 18

Chivas Regal 18 includes over 20 of Scotland’s rarest single malt whiskies

Quite strong on the nose with a slight oakyness.

The color is a rich dark amber.

On the tongue Chivas 18 is smooth, fruity and warm with caramel accents. Every sip is smooth, velvety and wonderful.… Read more

Johnnie Walker Blue Label

The Kraken Rum Review

Booze that tastes good, looks good, and comes at a reasonable price? Now, there’s a holiday gift! The Kraken Rum is a black spice Caribbean rum with a solid kick and a strong molasses, cinnamon, and vanilla flavor. It’s 94 proof, so it packs quite a punch served straight.

A kraken is a giant squid, so the fun concept is that it’s a strong liquor as dark as squid ink. The packaging is beautiful, making … Read more

Three Olives Vodka – Bubble Gum Review

Somehow Three Olives has made a flavored vodka that tastes like bubblegum. This isn’t one of those flavored vodkas that sort of reminds you of the flavor in question or maybe smells a little like it. This vodka straight up tastes like gum.

It smells exactly like bubblegum — think Hubba Bubba or Bubblicious. It tastes like sugar-free bubblegum. Not until it gets to about the Adam’s Apple does the candy flavor stop and the … Read more

Genevieve Gin Review

Is it surprising to see a bottle of gin with a big warning tag telling you NOT to use it in martinis? Genevieve, the Genever-style gin by Anchor Distilling, does just that.

Anchor is known for using traditional distilling styles that differ from what’s in the mainstream now. In this case making a 17th-century-style of Dutch gin with a grain mash with juniper in a copper still rather than employing the now-popular 19th century redistilling … Read more

Kahlúa Coffee Cream Review

New from Kahlúa comes Kahlúa Coffee Cream. This limited edition foray into the coffee cream category simply combines Kahlúa’s classic 100 percent Arabica coffee liqueur with fresh cream. The result is a rich and full of a creamy coffee flavor with just a slight hint of booziness.

At 17 proof it is tame enough to enjoy all night.

Straight up or over ice, Kahlúa Coffee Cream makes a mighty fine after dinner drink. It goes … Read more

Old Potrero 18th Century Style Whiskey Review

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Old Potrero is a recreation of an 18th century American whiskey. It’s made with 100% rye mash. Most rye makers mix corn and/or barley in the mash, which would make the spirit sweeter.

It’s copper-pot distilled and aged for two years plus in toasted oak barrels. The reason they don’t call it a “rye whiskey” on the label despite the fact that it has a much higher rye content than other American whiskeys is that … Read more

Xante Liqueur Review

Xante is a pear and cognac liqueur. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Well, it is.

The pear nose on this liqueur goes right to the edge of being too sweet and stops just in time. It’s a pleasant aroma, like a pear stripped of its water leaving only the sugar.

I was afraid it would be sickly-sweet tasting. But the initial burst of sweet pear gives way to a richer cognac and vanilla flavor. Then comes … Read more

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