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Glenmorangie Ealanta Named “World Whisky of the Year”
In the latest edition of Jim Murray’s “Whisky Bible,” the renowned guide named Glenmorangie Ealanta the best whiskey in the world. Impressive. In fact, Glenmorangie Ealanta received the Whisky Bible’s highest ever score, tallying a 97.5. For this, the 10th anniversary edition of the Whisky Bible, Mr. Murray tasted more than 1,100 new whiskeys from across the globe. Right, so it’s not exactly a bad gig.

Gin. For Christmas.
You know what makes a great stocking stuffer: gin. Put a bow around it, drop it in and congratulations, you just won the holidays. But if you’re the type who’s into both gin and making your own gifts, then here’s this. Christmas Gin from the guys behind the Homemade Gin Kit. The limited edition gin blend (pictured) features notes of cinnamon, clove, ginger, and rosemary — plus a tin full of juniper berries — for a result that’s akin to drinking the holiday season.

Collingwood Whisky Releases a 21-Year-Old Rye
Collingwood 21-Year-Old Rye was distilled from a recipe of 100 percent malted rye and pure spring water from Ontario’s Georgian Bay. After distillation, it was left to mature in seasoned oak barrels for 21 years. And as a finishing step, the spirit rests with toasted maplewood to round out its smooth character. The result is a rich whiskey full of caramel, vanilla, spice and fruit. It’s currently available in Canada and in 16 U.S. markets for a suggested retail price of $69.99.

Spiced Pumpkin Vodka. In Case That’s Your Thing.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Crop Organic Vodka has released a new spiced pumpkin flavor. It joins Crop’s lineup of vodkas, which already includes flavors like tomato, cucumber and meyer lemon. Get yourself a bottle for about $30.

Written by Kevin Gray

1 Comment

  1. Gulpologist · November 11, 2013

    I think Spiced Pumpkin Vodka is good for halloween cocktail parties

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