Spirit Reviews

Spirit Reviews

Here’s a rundown of our spirit reviews by category:
Amaro
Fernet Branca
Fernet Branca Menta
Fernet Leopold Highland Amaro

American Whiskey:
Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Whiskey Review
Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon
Bulleit Bourbon 10 Year
Dry Fly Washington Bourbon Whiskey 101
Elijah Craig 20 Year Old Single Barrel
Four Roses 2011 Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon
Four Roses 135th Anniversary Bourbon
George Dickel Barrel Select
2012 George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Hirsh Small Batch Bourbon
Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select Tennessee Whiskey
Jefferson’s Ocean Aged Bourbon
Jim Beam Devil’s Cut
Jim Beam Signature Craft 12 Year & Rare Spanish Brandy
John E. Fitzgerald “Larceny” Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Johnny Drum Private Stock Bourbon
Maker’s 46
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2012
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2008, 2009, 20102011
Parker’s Heritage Promise of Hope Bourbon
Russell’s Reserve 10
Russell’s Reserve Small Batch Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
Stagg Jr.
Temperance Trader Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Wild Turkey Forgiven
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon
Wild Turkey Straight Bourbon 101
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Whiskey
Woodford Reserve Four Wood Master’s Collection Bourbon

Brandy:
Deerhammer Buena Vista Brandy
Paul Masson XO and VSOP Brandy 

Cachaça:
Novo Fogo Silver Cachaca
Novo Fogo Gold Cacahca
Sagatiba Pura
Sagatiba Velah
Sagatiba Preciosa

Cognac
Courvoisier Cognac
Chateau de Montifaud
Hennessy CognacTasting Cognac with Hennessy
Hine Cognac
Cognac Jean Grosperrin – Highly Recommended
Leopold Gourmel Cognac
Cognac Paul GiraudPierre Ferrand

Gin:
Top 10 New American Gins
What’s in With Gin
Beefeater – A Look At The Iconic London Dry Gin
Inside The Plymouth Gin Distillery
Aviation Gin
Beefeater London Dry Winter Gin
Bluecoat American Gin
Bombay Sapphire East Gin
Bulldog Gin Review
Dry Fly Gin
Junipero Gin
Leopold’s Navy Strength American Gin
Leopold’s Gin
New Deal No. 3
No. 209 Gin
Organic Nation Gin
Rouge Spruce Gin (avoid)
Rouge Pink Gin (avoid)
Small’s Gin
Smooth Ambler Gin
Tanqueray Malacca Gin
Voyager Gin
Schramm Canadain Gin

Liqueur:
AGWA de Bolivia Coca Leaf Liqueur
Avion Espresso Liqueur
Barrenjager Honey and Bourbon Liqueur
Barenjager Honey & Tea and Honey & Pear
Belle de Brillet Liqueur
Chambord
L’Original Combier Liqueur D’Orange
Danny DeVito’s Premium Limoncello
Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur
Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye
J. Witty Spirits Organic Chamomile Liqueur
Jägermeister Spice

Jeppson’s Malort Liqueur
Leopold Brothers Maraschino Liqueur
Mandarine Napoleon
Mariposa Agave Nectar Liqueur Review
Malibu Red – Coconut Tequila Liqueur
Mr. Boston Rock & Rye
Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa Tequila Liqueur
Pavan Liqueur de France
 R. Franklin’s Original Recipe Malört
Rum Chata – Horchata Con Ron
Southern Comfort Bold Black Cherry
Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper
St – Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Underground Herbal Spirit

Mezcal:
Top 5 Mezcal
Del Maguey Chichicapa
Del Maguey Minero
Del Maguey San Luis del Rio

Other:
Absolut Tune
Air Alcohol Water
Bols Genever
Dale DeGroff’s Pimento Aromatic Bitters
Kahlúa Iced Coffee To Go
White Lion VSOA

Pisco:
Pisco’s Renaissance
Kappa Chilean Pisco
Pisco Porton ( Behind the Scenes)

Rum:
Angostura Rum
Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum (Behind The Scenes of Bacardi Rum)
Banks 5 Island Rum
Blackbeard Spiced Rum
Blackwell Jamaican Rum
Bully Boy White Rum
Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum
Captain Morgan Limited Edition Sherry Oak Finish Spiced Rum
Cockspur Fine Rum, Cockspur 12, and Cockspur 130
Facundo Bacardi Eximo Rum
Facundo Bacardi Exquisito Rum
Facundo Bacardi NEO Silver Rum
Facundo Bacardi Paraiso XA Rum
Malibu Island Spiced Rum
Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
Ron de Jeremy Rum
Rogue Hazelnut Spice Rum – Avoid
Rouge White Rum – Avoid
Shellback Silver and Spiced Rum
Why You Should Be Drinking Rhum Agricole

Tequila:
Top 5 Tequila
Asombroso El Platono Silver Tequila
Asombroso 5 year Anejo Tequila
Asombroso La Roso Reposado Tequila
Tequila Avion
Tequila Avion Reserva 44
Casamigos Reposado Tequila
Casa Noble Tequila Reposado
Don Julio Tequila (Behind the Scenes)
El Tesoro Anejo
Expresiones del Corazon Tequila – George T. Stagg, Sazerac Rye, and Rip Van Winkle
Jose Cuervo Cinge Cinnamon Flavored Tequila 
Peligroso Anejo Tequila
7 (Siete) Leguas Tequila Blanco
Yeyo Ultra Premium Silver Tequila
Z Tequila

Vodka:
10 Unique Vodkas Reviewed
Six Vodkas You’ve Probably Never Tried
Absolut Elyx Vodka (Behind The Scenes)
Absolut Amber – Oak Aged Vodka
AnestasiA Tingling Vodka
Belvedere Intense Unfiltered 80 Vodka
Beluga Gold Line Noble Vodka
Blue Angel Ultra Premium Vodka
Dry Fly Vodka
Ebb & Flow Vodka
Exclusiv Vodka
Hophead Hop Vodka
Karlsson’s Gold Vodka
Karlsson’s 2008 Single Vintage Vodka
Karlsson’s Batch 2009 Vodka
Medoyeff Vodka
Oddka: Fresh Cut Grass, Wasabi, Apple Pie, Salty Caramel Popcorn, and Electricity Flavored Vodkas Reviewed
Organic Nation Vodka
Purity Vodka
Reyka
Schramm Potato Vodka
The Smirnoff Challenge
Smirnoff Iced Cake and Kissed Caramel Vodka
Smuggler’s Notch Vodka
Sobieski Vodka
Smooth Ambler Whitewater Vodka
Stoli Elit Vodka Pristine Water Series, New Zealand Edition
Teton Glacier Potato Vodka
U’lukva Vodka
Vinn Baijiu
Vision Vodka
Vivid Vodka

Flavored Vodka:
American Harvest Organic Spirit
Bakon Vodka (Bacon Flavored)
Chambord Vodka
Ivanabitch Tobacco Flavored Vodka
Lavishmint Mint Flavored Vodka

Whiskey

Canadian Whisky
Crown Royal XR Canadian Whiskey
Crown Royal Maple Finished Canadian Whisky
Pendleton 1910 Canadian Rye Whisky

Craft Whiskey
Balcones Texas Single Malt Whisky
Bully Boy American Straight Whiskey
Downtime Single Malt Whiskey
Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey
High West American Prairie Reserve Whiskey
House Spirits Slabtown Whiskey
Rouge Dead Guy Whiskey
Westward Small Batch Oregon Whiskey

Flavored Whisk(e)y:
Dewar’s Highlander Honey Flavored Whisky
Jack Daniels’s Winter Jack Tennessee Cider
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey
Jim Beam Red Stag Hardcore Cider
Jim Beam Maple
Knob Creek Smoked Maple Whiskey
Pow-Wow Botanical Rye
Red Stag Spiced With Cinnamon
Red Stag Honey Tea
Wild Turkey American Honey
Wild Turkey Spiced

Irish Whiskey:
Top 10 Irish Whiskeys
2 Gingers Irish Whiskey
Jameson Irish Whiskey Blend
Jameson Black Barrel Blended Irish Whiskey
Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
Michael Collins 10 Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Michael Collins Blended Irish Whiskey
Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey
Powers Gold Label Special Reserve 12 Year Irish Whiskey

Japanese Whisky
The Yamazaki 12, Hibiki 12 and The Yamazaki 18 Year Single Malt Japanese Whisky

Rye Whiskey
Best Rye Whiskey Reviews
Angel’s Envy Rye Whiskey
George Dickel Rye Whiskey
Knob Creek Small Batch Rye Whiskey
Russell’s Reserve Rye 6 Year
Templeton Rye Whiskey
Whistle Pig Straight Rye 111 Proof Triple One

Scotch Whisky:
Ardbeg Alligator Islay Single Malt Whisky
Ardbeg Ardbog Islay Single Malt Whisky
Ardbeg Galileo 1999 Whisky
Caol Ila Islay Whisky
Cardhu 12 Year Single Malt
Chivas Regal 18
Cutty Sark Tam o’Shanter Blended Scotch Whisky
The Famous Grouse
Glenfiddich Casks of Dreams Whisky
Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix Scotch Whisky
Highland Park Linn 40 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
Highland Park Valhalla Collection: Thor (Behind The Scenes)
Highland Park Valhalla Collection – Loki
Johnnie Walker Double Black
Johnnie Walker Gold Label 18 vs. Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve (
Johnnie Walker Platinum Label
Lagavulin Islay Whisky
Laphroaig Triple Wood Single Malt Whisky
Laphroaig QA Cask Single Malt Whisky
Laphroaig PX Cask Single Malt Whisky
Laphroaig Quarter Cask Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan’s M Single Malt Whisky
Talisker Storm

White Whiskey:
20 White Dog Whiskeys Reviewed including Makers Mark, Heaven Hill and Buffalo Trace
Double & Twisted Light Whiskey
George Dickel White Corn Whiskey No. 1
Glen Thunder Corn Whiskey
Jack Daniels Unaged Rye Whiskey
Jim Beam Jacob’s Ghost White Whiskey
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
Ole Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine

Cocktails
Minus 5 Ice Bar New York
Top 5 Cocktail Bars in Las Vegas
Top 5 Cocktail Bars in Portland, Oregon
The 36th Vote Barrel Aged Manhattan
Sriracha Sazerac and The Role of Bitters in Cocktails
Great Cocktails: The Noisy Cricket
Great Holiday Cocktail: Tom and Jerry

Articles
What to Drink When You Aren’t Drinking
What To Drink For Thanksgiving – Aperitif and Digestif
Drink Spirits Holiday Gift Guide: Great Vodka Gifts

Books:
Bitters by Brad Thomas Parson
Chasing The White Dog: An Amateur Outlaw’s Adventures in Moonshine by Max Watman
Esquire Drinks by David Wondrich
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition Review