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Wodden Box with Bottle of Three Cord Bourbon and two Old Fashioned GlassesThree Cord Bourbon

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Inoffensive, not in a bad sense just a bit simple. light in complexity and finish. Might be a gateway bourbon for people trying to develop a taste for brown spirits.

  • Rating: 7
  • Value: 6

Bottle of Flower City GinFlower City Gin


Flower City Gin is a lovely blend of price and quality. Enough juniper to satisfy, without being overdone. Local gin quality at a mass produced price.

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 9

Bottle of Gin No.1 by Detroit DistillingGin No.1 By Detroit City Distillery

An interesting and refreshing take on a London Dry Gin. Differently not your mothers’ old gin, but not so weird that you can’t recognize it AS a gin. Definitely recommend seeking it out!

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 9

Bottle of Cold Spell Intense Mint WhiskeyCold Spell Intense Mint Whiskey

If you love sweet drinks you will love this. Do not want to imagine what the hangover would be like. Mint Whiskey Sugar Bomb.

  • Rating: 2
  • Value: 6

Bottle of Stolen WhiskeyStolen Whiskey


Nice 11-year-old corn whiskey base with an infusion of smoke and toasted oak stave that can be a very much love it or hate it proposition.

  • Rating: 7
  • Value: 6

Bottle of Deadwood Rye WhiskeyDeadwood Rye Whisky


Interesting if not overly great young rye whiskey. Nice example of an early type of rye but not overly complex because of it.

  • Rating: 6
  • Value: 7

Bottle of Stolen Smoked RumStolen Rum

A bit of a horror show of a rum, I don’t personally get it

  • Rating: 5
  • Value: 6

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