Hendrick’s Gin – Review

If one were looking to write a list of influential gins, (and why wouldn't one look to write a list of influential gins?) I think few people would quibble about Bombay Sapphire being given the top spot. The general consensus is that it truly helped revive the failing category of gin, and played a part … Continue reading Hendrick’s Gin – Review

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Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old

Near Dufftown lie the ruins of Balvenie Castle, which was built by the branch of the Comyns family known as "The Black Comyns" in the 1100's. Now, I don't know about you, but "The Black Comyns" strikes me as a pretty awesome name. Add to that the fact that they called their castle "Mortlach", and … Continue reading Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old

Glenfiddich 18 Year Old – Review

I suppose because I see Glenfiddich everywhere, in every little corner store, suburban big-box supermarket, domestic flights, and bars that keep the premium spirits in a dusty, ignored display next to the register, I default to thinking they're a big, corporate, profit-before-flavor scotch. It's easy to fall into that line of thinking these days when … Continue reading Glenfiddich 18 Year Old – Review