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Suntory Hibiki 12 Year Old Japanese Whisky

Suntory Hibiki 12 Year Old Japanese Whisky

In October Japan’s Suntory Limited launched its Hibiki 12-year-old whisky in the United States.  This is good news for U.S. drinkers. Hibiki 12 Year is a blend of more than 30 handcrafted malt whiskies from the Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries.  These malts are matched with grain whiskies of the same…read more →

Review: Bulldog Gin

Review: Bulldog Gin

In appearance alone, Bulldog Gin, a newish premium offering out of London, offers something different.  Its charcoal gray bottle with purple hues is adorned with a spiked collar, which might be enough to entice your everyday purchaser of hooch.  But what really caught my attention is its interesting blend of…read more →

Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Review

Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Review

Last night I tried Crown Royal Cask No. 16 for the first time.  Admittedly, I was a bit hesitant, as I’m no fan of Crown Royal. Sure it comes wrapped in purple velvet that feels great against my beard, but you can’t hide mediocre whiskey behind purple velvet. Crown Royal Cask…read more →

Review: Booker’s Bourbon

Created by Jim Beam descendant and late Beam master distiller Booker Noe, Booker’s is part elegant bourbon and part fire whiskey. Wanting to bring bourbon back to the way it was crafted around the turn of the century (that’s the 19th century), Booker Noe produced this barrel-proof (bourbon goes into…read more →

Review: Don Q Grand Añejo Rum

Review: Don Q Grand Añejo Rum

For decades, the Don Q brand was only available in Puerto Rico. Luckily for American drinkers, Don Q established its USA headquarters in Dallas, TX in June 2009, making this rum readily available in the states. Don Q Grand Añejo, the jewel of the Don Q lineup, is a blend…read more →

Review: The Dalmore Scotch

Review: The Dalmore Scotch

I recently had the opportunity to taste four bottles of The Dalmore, a collection of single malt scotches distilled in Alness, Scotland since 1841. Somehow eluding me over the years, my first experience with The Dalmore was long overdue. The Dalmore Single Highland Malt Whisky Collection is matured in a…read more →

Review: Tabasco Spicy Tequila

Review: Tabasco Spicy Tequila

For anyone who’s ever downed a shot of tequila and thought, “this could use a dash of hot sauce,” then the new Tabasco brand Spicy Tequila might be for you. Per a licensing agreement between Heaven Hill Distilleries and McIlhenny Company, creator of Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce, Tabasco Spicy Tequila…read more →

Review: Jim Beam Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon

Review: Jim Beam Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon

As stated in the Good Book, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth and then whiskey.” I think it goes something like that. I forget the particulars, but  whiskey is a powerful and storied beverage, fueling great political leaders, revolutions and even those dark days of prohibition.…read more →