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Herradura Añejo Tequila – Review

Herradura Añejo Tequila 100% De Agave 80 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: Casa Herradura Background I have reviewed two other tequilas on this blog – Don Julio Añejo and Milagro Reposado.  I’m starting to enjoy tequila as a regular in my rotation, and am finding myself wanting to try what’s out …

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Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye – Review

Crown Royal Northern Harvest 90% Rye Whisky 90 Proof Price Point: $25 – $35 for 750 ML Distiller: The Crown Royal Distilling Company Background Third try’s the charm, right?  This review marks my third Canadian whisky review in a row, a pattern that’s a first for me and likely a last.  Reviewing Canadian Club and Seagram’s …

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Seagram’s V.O. Canadian Whisky

Seagram’s V.O. Blended Canadian Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $10 – $20 for 750 ML Distiller: Unknown Background Call me a glutton for punishment, because this is my second review in a row on the bottom shelf of Canadian whiskies.  Last time, we checked out Canadian Club, the iconic brand that, at one point or another, could be …

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Canadian Club Whisky – Review

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Whisky

Canadian Club Blended Canadian Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $10 – $20 for 750 ML Distiller: Hiram Walker & Sons Distillery Background What an iconic brand.  Canadian Club may not be what you think of when you think of top-quality whisky, but there’s no doubt it has a history all its own.  While Canadian whiskies may not …

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Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Bourbon – Review

Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90 Proof Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML Distiller: James B. Beam Distilling Co. Background The whiskey business is gimmicky.  And I’m ashamed to say it, but it seems that most of these gimmicks are coming straight from the U. S. of A.  Enter Jim Beam …

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Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve Scotch – Review

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Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reseve Single Malt Scotch Whisky 86 Proof Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML Distiller: The Glenfiddich Distillery Background Glenfiddich is a big producer of single malt Scotch.  I’ve sampled most of their range.  When the 14 Year Old arrived on the shelf in my local liquor store, I noticed that …

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Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Scotch – Review

The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML Distiller: Glenlivet Distillery Background We’re seeing a trend in whisky, moving from a shelf full of 8 year, 12 year, 18 year old whiskies, to a shelf where numbers are difficult to find.  This leads us to believe that distillers …

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Bushmills 16 Year Old Irish Whiskey – Review

Bushmills 16 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Bushmills 16 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $70 – $80 for 750 ML Distiller: The Old Bushmills Distillery Background Single malt Irish whiskeys are, apparently, on the rise.  Tullamore Dew has one (reviewed here), the new player Hyde has one (reviewed here), and several others sourced from major distilleries have them, as well. …

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Thistle Finch White Rye Whiskey – Review

Thistle Finch Small Batch White Rye Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $30 – $40 for 750 ML Distiller: Thistle Finch Distilling LLC   Background I recently posted a review of Bomberger’s, a sourced whiskey that I purchased at Thistle Finch distillery in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  While I was there with my wife, we purchased a bottle of the distillery’s …

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Milagro Tequila Reposado – Review

Leyenda del Milagro Tequila Reposado 80 Proof Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML Distiller: Tequilera Milagro Background Last month, I reviewed Don Julio Añejo, one of my “go-to” spirits when I’m not in the mood for a dram of whiskey.  While it is indeed a fine tequila, I noted that it just doesn’t seem …

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