Articles Tagged: spirit review

Broken Shed Vodka Review

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Broken Shed Vodka is a premium whey vodka based in Wanaka, a small lake town in the mountains of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.  Broken Shed vodka has been four-times distilled, gluten and additive-free. Broken Shed Vodka is distilled from whey (the liquid that remains after milk has been curdled and strained in the making of cheese). Some call the whey, Milk Honey, what we found is it gives the spirit a very creamy texture.

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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

Flor de Cana Centenario Gold 18 Year Old Rum Review

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It’s been awhile since we reviewed a Rum so we thought we would review one that we really enjoy – the Flor de Cana Centenario Gold 18 Year Old Rum. But, truly, what isn’t to like about a well made 18 year old rum? The Flor de Cana Centenario hails from Nicaragua (although from what I could find, they source the sugar cane for their Rum all over Central America) and is the star of … Read more

DiSaronno Amaretto Liqueur Review

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There is a long tradition in Italy of families and the church producing their own special liqueurs through both distillation and infusion. This tradition is alive and well in Italy today but not as widespread as it was 100 or 500 years ago. If you are treated to a limoncello in many restaurants in Italy at the end of your meal, it’s likely that the proprietor devised the secret recipe himself or it had been … Read more

Tequila Don Julio 1942 Review

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Believe it or not, Don Julio is actually a man.  A man who is still alive, living in Mexico and making Tequila!  While Don Julio has passed on the reins of the distillery to the next generation, he is still an active participant in the business.  I think that is pretty cool.  I am always impressed when a distiller or a winemaker is actively involved in it’s operations, especially, the person who started them.  No … Read more

Godiva Chocolate Vodka Review

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We received a bottle of Godiva Chocolate Vodka just in time for winter and the holidays! I don’t know what it is, but I love having a chocolate martini at the office holiday party. There is something festive, decadent and delicious about combining Vodka and chocolate (and in some cases, cream and Baileys too).

The great thing about the Godiva Chocolate Vodka is that the chocolate and the Vodka come combined. This means that making … Read more

Rothman and Winter Orchard Apricot Brandy Review

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In honor of Repeal Day, which was yesterday, we are highlighting an old-timey spirit recently brought back to life in America. Back in the days before Prohibition and immediately after, a significant number of drinks were made with Apricot Brandy. Like many ingredients in well fashioned cocktails, Apricot Brandy fell by the wayside as it fell out of flavor. While you could find versions of Apricot Brandy, the real stuff was all but dead and … Read more

Effen Vodka Review

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There are certain words that are just fun to say and Effen happens to be one of them. Supposedly Effen means smooth in Dutch but its close proximity to another word probably doesn’t hurt its reputation either. But, all kidding aside, the folks at Effen take their Vodka very seriously and the Vodka, itself, shouldn’t be overshadowed by its name.

Effen Vodka is a Dutch wheat Vodka based on a 125 year old recipe and … Read more

Pama Pomegranate Liqueur Review

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November is National Pomegranate Month. To kick off the month, we are posting a review of Pama Pomegranate liqueur. Pama is a good as it sounds (unless you are a pomegranate hater). Buy yourself a bottle and whip up pomegranate drinks all month long. The plus is that they make great drinks to serve guests for Thanksgiving.

Pomegranates are sensuous – they are ripe, lush and bursting with deep red fruit – and they scream … Read more