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Review: Laphroaig Cairdeas Amontillado 2014 Edition

Review: Laphroaig Cairdeas Amontillado 2014 Edition

The newest release in Laphroaig’s ongoing Cairdeas series is Laphroaig Cairdeas Amontillado, a single malt that’s been aged in ex-bourbon barrels for eight years before moving to Amontillado sherry casks for an additional year. Finishing whisky in sherry is nothing new, but finishing whisky in Amontillado sherry is an uncommon…read more →

Berentzen Bushel & Barrel Review

Berentzen Bushel & Barrel Review

Happy Autumnal Equinox. For most of us, the first day of fall ushers in cooler weather, colorful leaves and a fine reason to break out some fall-appropriate spirits. Now, we drink staples like bourbon and scotch year round, because they’re delicious, but we tend to increase our brown spirits uptake…read more →

Rum Punch Recipes for National Punch Day

Rum Punch Recipes for National Punch Day

Recently, we sampled Selvarey Rum, a new player from Panama that’s producing two products: Selvarey White and Selvarey Cacao. They’re good. So when the time came to make some rum punches for National Punch Day (it’s September 20th, and it’s yet another holiday we can firmly endorse), we turned to…read more →

How to Celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month

How to Celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month

September marks National Bourbon Heritage Month, and unlike the slew of fake holidays we’re inundated with these days, this one was actually declared by the United States Senate in 2007. So we’d better treat it with respect. National Bourbon Heritage Month celebrates “America’s Native Spirit” and pays homage to the…read more →

Speyburn 10 Year Old Scotch Whisky Review

Speyburn 10 Year Old Scotch Whisky Review

Speyburn 10 Year is the flagship whisky from Speyburn Distillery, which dates back to 1897. It’s changed hands a few times since then, but the distillery continues to put out a modest supply of whisky via its two pot stills. And that whisky just happens to be one of the…read more →

Anchor Distilling Releases Old Tom Gin

Anchor Distilling Releases Old Tom Gin

In promising gin news, Anchor Distilling Company has just announced a new product: Anchor Old Tom Gin. This is the third gin from Anchor, as they’re currently producing Junipero and Genevieve. Anchor Old Tom Gin is pot-distilled with juniper berries, star anise, licorice root and other botanicals, and it’s bottled…read more →