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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
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
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
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
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
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
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