Articles Tagged: Spirit Reviews

Tullamore Dew Whiskey Review

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It’s that time of year again when everyone is proud to find their Irish roots — whether they have any or not. The cheesy, green beer is practically shoved down your throats and the colorful cocktails are flying off the bars, but nothing says it’s St. Patty’s day like Irish whiskey. With the big day right around the corner, I thought this would be a perfect time to “Do the Dew”. No, not that … Read more

Irish Mist Whiskey Liqueur Review

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we selected a liqueur that is made in Ireland, conjures up Irish history and adds a modern twist to an Irish classic.  Irish Mist is linked with the history of Ireland, itself.  In ancient Ireland, the Chieftains, nobles and warriors drank a wine made of honey and herbs.  With the English conquer of Ireland in the 1500’s and the fleeing of the Irish nobility and soldiers in the 1600’s, … Read more

Vieux Carre Absinthe Review

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This Absinthe is named after the famed and famous Vieux Carre drink invented in New Orleans.  Absinthe is the key to the Vieux Carre cocktail or at least the Absinthe rinse that gets the cocktail started.  The Vieux Carre Absinthe lives up to its vaunted namesake with its delightful qualities and beautiful bottle.

The Vieux Carre is produced by Philadelphia Distilling where it was the first Absinthe produced on the East Coast of the United … Read more

Absolut Miami Review

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We recently received a bottle of Absolut Miami, which is the 6th edition in the Absolut City Series.  I absolutely loved the bottle upon seeing it.  From the Art Deco building on the back to the palm tree, flamingo and rising sun on the front, the bottle sums up Miami.  The Absolut Miami screams cool and fun.

Not only did I really like the bottle upon seeing it, I really liked the aroma of the … Read more

Zignum Reposado Mezcal Review

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This is a different type of mezcal that what you might be used to.  Usually, mezcal has a smoky flavor that is imparted when the pina, which is the heart of the agave plants, are roasted in pit ovens dug into the ground.  This process has been used to make mezcal for over two hundred years, and it is this roasting that gives mezcal the smoky aroma and taste you associate with it.  However, the … Read more

Arehucas Ron Miel Rum Review

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Our friends at Copa Spirits recently sent us a bottle of Arehucas Ron Miel Rum, a honey rum from the Canary Islands that they recently introduced to the United States.  Arehucas is the oldest and largest rum distiller in Europe with its founding back in the 1880’s.  But, the history of honey rum or Ron Miel, as its known, goes back even further in the Canary Islands.  For over 300 years, the inhabitants of the … 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

Pau Vodka Review

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This Vodka hails from Hawaii! I have to admit the fact that Pau is made in Hawaii and has an awesome bottle (more on that later) made me want to like it even before I even tried it. But, the good news is that I liked it just as much after I tried it. Pau Vodka is made by Haliimaile Distilling Company in upcountry Maui and distilled from Maui pineapples.

The Pau Vodka bottle is … Read more

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

Mandarine Napoleon Review

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This liqueur is steeped in history and intrigue, and at times, the two intersect.  We like that! 

Let’s start with the history of Mandarine Napoleon.  It was allegedly developed by Napoleon’s doctor, Antoine-Francois de Fourcroy, who had the idea of steeping the exotic tangerine in liquor and then blend it with Cognac.  It’s hard to imagine now but citrus, like tangerines, were once very rare and highly exotic with many people never even able to … Read more

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