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Tumbling Dice Straight Bourbon Whiskey


A damn fine old school bourbon for the money.
Selected by Bruce Shultz as a recommended spirit to pair with Shaker & Spoon’s Bourbon Legend Box –

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 9

Bottle of Triple Dog Irish WhiskeyTriple Dog Irish Whiskey

Much better than you would think by first glance.Bottle is a stand out but afraid it was a bit gimmicky and covering for a sub par whiskey. No, not at all !
Great whiskey especially for the price.

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 9

Heaven Hill Heritage Collection The Third Edition 2024 Release


Damn fine bourbon, but hard to find and pricey. But this of course could be said about almost any whiskey worth drinking these days sad to say !
If you compare it to say Pappy Van Winkle 15 I would grab a bottle of this . An under appreciated whiskey !

  • Rating: 9
  • Value: 7

Bottle of Martingale CognacMartingale Cognac

A very well done and iconoclastic cognac – Quite the rule breaker. Just the cognac for rulebreakers, outlaws, and OGs in general as it is a distinct departure from the usual.

  • Rating: 9
  • Value: 8

Waterford Irish Single Malt Whiskey Cuvee Fumo

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An excellent revival of a historic Arcadian growing and malting tradition .The future of traditions long thought lost and revived and given the attention and care they deserve. An excellent gateway Irish malt for both novices and the jaded among us.

  • Rating: 9
  • Value: 9

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