Surprisingly pleasant and drinkable, despite having a large, venomous, pit viper in it. We put the geek back into Spirits Geek with this one.
Spirit of the month
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Has one of the few Porn Star ambassadors in the drinks industry. Please note this is NOT the berry and roots version – That is completely different !
An amusing piece of whimsy to dress up a drink and help people keep track of which drink is theirs. Make a great gift for or a drinks enthusiast, cat fans, or a warning
Cocktail Monkeys that come in four different bright colors.
A Iconic Pink Elephant for a cute little addition to your cocktail bauble collection.
Little Red Plastic Cocktail Demons to hang off your drink.
Possibly on of the best books written on drinking and how to behave while drinking ever !!
Drinking version of Martines Hand Book of Etiquette and Guid To True Politeness (Arthur Martine 1866)
Charbay Vodka is one of the few vodkas that are actually worth paying over $25 for. About the same money as the Avian Fashion Victim Vodka, but much better- try this one and decide for yourself.
Probably one of the best books on classic cocktails on the market and unlike some of my other favs, small enough to carry with you if necessary.
I highly reccomend the Bartenders Bible by Gary Regan. Get the spiral bound , lay flat version.
Navan is something to put on those pancakes for your new houseguest the morning after
A damn fine Vermouth and quite a find among American vermouth producers.
A worthy variation but we take issue with the label French Vanilla – tastes more creme brule , caramel or toffee, all of which we have an unnatural fondness for. But we do find the Fresh Vanilla is not an accurate description
Probably one of the best single malt scotches out there for the money in the 15 to 25 year old category .
Very Interesting and complex for the money. Definitely a great deal of taste and refinement for less money than anyone else in that price range.
Highly recommend the Balvenie 17 Madeira Cask as a damn fine but easy to appreciate single malt. If you do not like this Single Malt there is no hope for you.
Red Saw Rye Batch 13 which is the first sample of their 30 gallon barrel ryes. It is a significant departure from the younger expressions with the rye/oak ratio being in more balance.
An interesting milestone in their evolution. Read More …
Another later batch of Red Saw Rye that was aged a bit longer in the same size barrel but shows intriguing progress/evolution. Read the full review…
A somewhat oak forward rye but in a charming way rather than an oak stave between the eyes. A nice upward progression in terms of quality/taste in this rye.
A decent start that showed some hope.