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Jim Beam Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey

by TK July 15th, 2014| Spirits
I am child of the 1970s and 1980s.   Those two decades are the cultural references that I usually understand.  The movies I know, the songs I can sing, and the pop culture icons I gravitate to are all from that 20-year period.  So when I think of Jim Beam
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Spud Ginger Lemongrass Flavored Vodka: A Review

by TK July 8th, 2014| Spirits
I love Thai food.  I needed to get that out there as soon as I could in this liquor review.  Coconut milk, lemongrass, and ginger chicken is a dish that gets my mouth watering.  I think of the flavors circling my mouth, dancing with my taste buds, and gleefully
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J.P. Wiser’s Spiced Vanilla Whisky: A Review

by TK July 1st, 2014| Spirits
Most Canadian whiskeys are sweet and make fabulous drinks either neat or over a few rocks.  They conjure up the thoughts of crisp Canadian air and smokey North American wood.  Canadian whiskey has become one of my go to beverages if I am out and relaxing with friends at
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Knob Creek Bourbon

by TK June 24th, 2014| Spirits
The American whiskey industry is exploding with growth.  More and more small batch whiskeys are coming onto the market and the volume being produced is also geometrically progressing.  In the American whiskey realm, the undisputed king is bourbon and within this regal realm many small batch offerings
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Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka

by TK June 17th, 2014| Spirits
In my dream world, I wake in the morning, stroll on the beach, hear the waves mesmerize me, and I return to my ocean front condo for a breakfast.   That breakfast has already been laid out by my butler.  A Thomas's English muffin that is toasted and buttered, black
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Svedka Mango Pineapple Vodka

by TK June 10th, 2014| Spirits
When life is particularly challenging, I dream of moving to a place where I walk to the beach and spend my day snorkeling and surfing.  My diet in this fantasy land consists of steamed crab, the occasional fresh grilled fish, and a never ending string of pina coladas.  Sadly,
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UV Sriracha Vodka

by TK June 3rd, 2014| Spirits
The entire world has fallen in love with  sriracha pepper sauce.  Historically, sriracha pepper sauce is made of chili peppers, salt, sugar, and vinegar and heavily used in the cuisine of southeast Asia. But over the last 10 years, it has invaded the American palate and makes its way
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Grand Marnier 150

by TK May 27th, 2014| Spirits
Most of us like the taste of opulence.  It is why we watch celebrities and marvel at their lifestyles.  The economics dictate that most of us do not get to experience many forms of this grand life style.   But on rare occasions, we get to taste it and see
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Jack Daniels Winter Jack Tennessee Cider

by TK May 20th, 2014| Spirits
In the Northeast, winter has finally released its stranglehold on our dear citizens.  The cold, snowy weather seemingly never ended this year.  But as spring steps to the stage and summer is on the horizon it is time to review one last winter liquor, Jack Daniels Winter Jack Tennessee
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Gin & Lemon

by Michele May 16th, 2014| Cocktails, Mixed Drinks
In New Hampshire it was a long winter, which has been followed by a chilly, rainy spring.  So, although it is the beginning of May, there haven't been many opportunities to embrace the return of spring.  So, although we're watching baseball games and getting our yards ready for summer,
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Benjamin Prichard’s Single Malt Whiskey

by TK May 13th, 2014| Spirits
When one hears the term "single malt" the mind instantly travels to the rolling green hills of Ireland and the classic Irish whiskeys.  But on this fine weekend, I am here to review an American single malt, Benjamin Prichard's Single Malt Whiskey.  Barreled, aged, and bottled in Tennessee, this
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20th Century Cocktail

by Joe Shotkus May 9th, 2014| Cocktails, Mixed Drinks
The 20th Century; now here is a classic with a divine combination of quinine, lemon and chocolate that come together subtly to provide a drink with a dense palate and a rare color in modern cocktails, a hazy, almost smog-like brown. Named after the 20th Century Limited train, this
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