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Archie McPhee Cocktail Black Cats

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

  • Rating: 7
  • Value: 7

Cocktail Elephants

A Iconic Pink Elephant for a cute little addition to your cocktail bauble collection.

  • Rating: 7
  • Value: 7

The Modern Drunkard

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)

  • Rating: 10
  • Value: 10

Charbay Vodka 

Type:

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.

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 8

The Bartenders Bible

I highly reccomend the Bartenders Bible by Gary Regan. Get the spiral bound , lay flat version.

  • Rating: 10
  • Value: 10

Bottle of Navan LiqueurNavan Liqueur

Navan is something to put on those pancakes for your new houseguest the morning after

  • Rating: 5
  • Value: 5

Sweetgrass Dry Vermouth

A damn fine Vermouth and quite a find among American vermouth producers.

  • Rating: 5
  • Value: 10

Kahlúa French Vanilla Coffee Liqueur

Type:

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

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 7

Bottle Of Red Saw Rye Batch 13Red Saw Rye Batch 13

Type:

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 …

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 8

Bottle Of Red Saw Rye Batch 13Red Saw Rye Batch 9

Type:

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…

  • Rating: 7
  • Value: 7

Bottle Of Red Saw Rye Batch 13Red Saw Rye Batch 6

Type:

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.

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 7


Chris Carlsson – Your Spiritual Advisor

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