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. [...]


16 May
Because dead men tell no ales, but they love whiskey

Since opening their doors as a brew pub in 1988, Rogue has grown with the craft-beer revolution out of Oregon. It has since become one of the top ales to put hair on a man’s face, the Platinum medal-winning Dead Guy Ale. Dedicated to crafting fine booze, it makes sense that spirits be added to the pallet. [...]


Koval, a small distillery out of Chicago that’s been in the whisky biz since the 1800′s, knows how to keep things kosher — quite literally— when it comes to organic, fine-grain whiskies. While Koval makes a wide array of spirits, their millet whisky is a little something special in that it is an unusual, and thus notable, [...]


4 Mar
Taste buds be warned, this is a devilishly good 114-proof whisky

Dip your finger into the amber liquid (don’t be shy, you’re adventurous, right?), drop it onto your palm and rub. Now bury your face into your hands and smell the sweet, yet burnt almond notes emanating off your hands. The sensation almost makes you want to repeat again, until you realize that the Ardbeg Corryvreckan [...]


23 Dec
Celebrating 50 years of Master Distiller Dennis Malcolm

We met Heiko while visiting the five-star Hotel A-Rosa on the island of Sylt in the North Sea. Dubbed the “Hamptons of Germany”, Sylt is populated with the type of old European money that makes the New York seacoast look downright nouveau riche. We learned he was not only an excellent mixologist, but also a classically trained spiritist with [...]


Heiko is from Germany with a specialized field in Whisky. After finishing his apprenticeship as a fully trained hotel clerk he began work as a barkeeper in the 5-Star Hotel A-Rosa on the beautiful island of Sylt. He discovered the passion for whisky a few years ago and since then his life is full of [...]


12 Jul
Heiko reviews a bourbon finished in three kinds of wood

Heiko is from Germany with a specialized field in Whisky. After finishing his apprenticeship as a fully trained hotel clerk he began work as a barkeeper in the 5-Star Hotel A-Rosa on the beautiful island of Sylt. He discovered the passion for whisky a few years ago and since then his life is full of [...]

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