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Review #1126 – Ketel One Botanicals, Peach & Orange Blossom

​Review #1126 | Ketel One Botanical: Peach & Orange Blossom The Schtick: This is a vodka base product released by Ketel One. It features botanicals and some added flavor without the addition of sugar or sweeteners.  Distiller: Ketel One Bottler: Ketel One ABV: 30% ABV Age: N/A Nose: Powerful peach essence, sweet vanilla, faint citrus and a light butter cream presence.  …

Review #1123 – Plantation Xaymaca Rum

​Review #1123 | Rum Review #66 – Plantation Xaymaca Pot Still Rum The Schtick: This is a combination of rums distilled at Clarendon and Long Pond that is aged first in bourbon casks, then it is shipped to France to be finished in Ferrand casks.  Distiller: Blend (Clarendon, Long Pond) Bottler: Plantation ABV: 43% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Rich sweet melon, …

Review #1120 – Nuestra Soledad 2015 San Luis del Rio

​Review #1120 | Agave Review #11 – Nuestra Soledad 2015 San Luis del Rio The Schtick: This was an agave that I tried blind. I took notes and received the reveal when I was finished.  Distiller: Nuestra Soledad (El Jolgorio) Mezcalero: Gregorio Hernandez, Javier Nolasco Diaz Village: San Luis del Rio (El Jolgorio) Bottler: Nuestra Soledad ABV: 47% ABV Age: N/A Nose: Cream, …

Review #1094 – Whistle Pig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, 5 Star Liquor OWS 2018 Selection (Pt. II) (MGP)

​Review #1094 | Bourbon Review #556 – Whistle Pig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, 5 Star Liquor OWS 2018 Selection (MGP) The Schtick: WhistlePig is a hybrid spirits operation in Vermont that has previously staked its claim on importing rye whiskey from Alberta to age and bottle in Vermont. In the past, I’ve bumped into …

Review #1086 – Whistle Pig 10 Year Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye, Red Stone Barrel Society Selection

​Review #1086 | Bourbon Review #553 – WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Rye Reg Stone MGP The Schtick: WhistlePig is a hybrid spirits operation in Vermont that has previously staked its claim on importing rye whiskey from Alberta to age and bottle in Vermont. In the past, I’ve bumped into some of their single barrel ryes and …

Review #1085 – Mansinthe: Absinthe By Marilyn Manson

​Review #1085 | Mansinthe: Absinthe by Marilyn Manson The Schtick: “Switzerland- Mansinthe is a natural absinthe, distilled from vermouth, aniseed, fennel and other fine herbs. The product is made without pre-sweetening or the use of artificial flavorings to insure the highest quality possible – appeals to absinthe lovers and novices alike.” Distiller: Matter Distillery (Switzerland) ABV: 66.6% ABV …