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Jim Beam Single Barrel

RATING: 8
VALUE: 7
Type: Single Barrel
Classification: Bourbon
Distillery: Jim Beam Global Spirits and Wine, Clermont , Kentucky
Importer: Domestic – No Importer
Age: Selected by flavor profile rather than age. Best guess for most is between 5 and 7 years old
Price: $34.99 750 ML
Price Range: $30 – $40 (more…)

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First Night in Paris or the 2000 Euro Ramos Gin Fizz

We are on a trip to France and stopped in Paris for a few days.
We contacted Forest of 52 Martinis (http://www.52martinis.blogspot.com )and made a date to go to Curio Parlor on Bernadins St. (more…)

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Fathers Day Ideas from Spirits Review

A couple of quick suggestions for good spirits for Fathers Day.

If he likes tequila especially for margaritas,palms and such  I highly recommend Avion Blanco  a fairly new tequila on the market so he probably doesn’t have a bottle yet. Another great one is Siembra Azul but it is proving to be much harder to find these days.
For Pisco hands down I recommend Macchu Pisco  an all natural, organic and more importantly ( to me ) a lovely tasting pisco (yes, they do exist) (more…)

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52 Martinis: One-handed Cocktail Adventures: le 47 at Chateau Fontenac

52 Martinis: One-handed Cocktail Adventures: le 47 at Chateau Fontenac
An excellent review of the Bar where the 2000 Euro Ramos Gin Fizz was born by Forest of 52 Martinis who was there at the time.

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The 2000 Euro Ramos Gin Fizz Part 2

We got to the Bar 47 @ Hotel Chateau Frontenac around 10 PM or so. Lovely Bar on the corner and attached to the hotel. Nice selection of spirits, very nice drinks menu and wonderful little bar set in this 4-star hotel. Ugo Frabbeti is the bartender there- an excellent, world class bartender and outstanding host. Ugo will do anything and will meet your most demanding and elastic desires in order to make sure you have exactly what you want.
It is because of this that the title is what it is.
Joan ordered a Ramos Gin Fizz- both because she loves them and it was on the menu…

What they neglect to mention on the menu is that the hotel does not supple Ugo with eggs.
So… (more…)

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Fathers Day Suggestion – Or Any Time You Need a Nice Bottle for Someone

As my role as a “Spiritual Adviser” I am asked a lot about what bottle to get for someone who already usually has a well established private bar collection of their favorite whiskeys. Some of these are bourbon, a lot of them single malt scotch and a few Irish whiskeys as their focus. Problem is, it is getting increasingly hard to get someone something different that they will like. (more…)
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USBG Bartenders Cocktail Competition May 1st 2009

Laura Baddish and Jonathan Pogash were kind enough to invite us to the United States Bartenders Guild Cocktail Competition held at the World Bar in (a) Trump Tower (corner of 48st and 1st Ave). It was quite the gathering of mixologists,writers, distillers, and assorted others.Bartenders as far away as Moscow came to watch. The link to the still photos and some of the videos (flickr won’t allow us to post one of them as it is too big) is HERE . The YouTube videos are HERE . We will continue to label, edit, and describe the various pieces as we piece together the information for each one. This is a bit of a rushed post to get the pics and video up – we will add more info later on.

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