22 Jul
True American Spirit(s) distilled in Massachusetts

Gone are the days of a good rum coming from some white-sanded Caribbean island. Now is the time when the cane juice comes straight from the original 13 colonies. Massachusetts-made Privateer Rum is kind of on the Plymouth Rock tip, priding itself as being a “true American rum”.  The claim is that the changing seasons [...]


2 Jul
Smell like a booze & smoke-filled nightclub... but in a good way

Perhaps you once thought that in order to replicate the manly evening musk one can only pull from a proper jazz club, you’d have to make out with a drunken torch singer and crush a Macallan-dipped cigar into your lapel. You may in fact be right. However this apothecary bottle of jazz club fragrance from [...]


23 Jun
Worthy of turning ordinary tasting notes into a rum diary

From stocks that range in age from 16 to 23 years, Paraíso Fucundo X.A. rum is the finest stock in the Bacardi cellars. 80 proof with a Cognac-cask finish, Paraíso proudly claims to be worthy of rivaling any scotch — a dubious statement, but a possible one for those who favor sugar cane spirits. The flavor is [...]


10 Jun
The best of the drinking man's whisky

Dewar’s has earned over 400 awards for their quality scotch, and pride themselves as master blenders with a 160 years of history. And Dewar’s Signature is their premium product, blended from the best and rarest whiskies from each of Scotland’s famed distilling regions, and then double barrel aged to perfection, resulting in a complex, rich and honey taste. [...]


Aged in the smaller casks that once held some of Spain’s finest sherries means whisky that is dark, brute, dark, bold, dark, dark and dark. Also, just to clarify, it’s very dark. The Darkness! is a series from Scotland’s finest, be it the 21-year-old Ardberg finished in the casks of Oloroso sherry or the Macallan [...]


No one knows the moment when it happened. Sriracha used to be reserved for sprucing up yesterday’s pad thai, and then things changed. Now Sriracha, as either a brand or a flavoring, is so infused to everything pop culture that people will squirt it on tacos de carnitas with a straight face, as if there [...]


What better way to rub elbows with the art world than having Basquiat on your booze? 1800 Tequila Essential Artists series has certainly got that figured out, the newest edition to their bottled booze-eums being an entire 6-bottle series dedicated to Jean-Michel Basquiat. The Basquiat x 1800 union makes sense when considering that dozens of contemporary artists [...]


The Reference Series is the next level of sophisticated drinking. This series of malted whiskey blends sets out for a bottle-paced experiential immersion into the long life of a whiskey, with each blend being bottled (and marked as such) at different points in the aging process. The taster’s experience is thus a deliberate sensorial study in whiskey [...]

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