La Quintinye Vermouth Royal – Full Lineup Review 

   La Quintinye is made with a wide variety of plants and spices. Depending on the variety it ranges from 18 in the blanc to 28 in the rouge.  Each offering blends a selection of wines, including white wine and Pineau des Charentes, a fortified wine, blended of slightly fermented grape juice and Cognac).  La… Continue reading La Quintinye Vermouth Royal – Full Lineup Review 

Afrohead Rum Review 

   Countless new spirits and liqueurs are released every year with varying degrees of success. One tactic that is often used to set a spirit apart is by using a distinct label. I am always on the look out for unique and new spirits. When visiting a new location I always scan the backbar, searching… Continue reading Afrohead Rum Review 

Gamle Ode Aquavits Review

   Aquavit is a largely unknown spirit in the United States. Aquavit has been produced in Scandanvia for centuries. It is a neutral spirit usually distilled from grain and flavored with botanicals, the primary one being caraway. The majority of Aquavit sold in the U.S. remains unaged though there are some brands that can age… Continue reading Gamle Ode Aquavits Review

Giffard Banane du Brésil Review

I still remember the first time I came across Giffard Banane du Bresil. I had it in the Bananarac which is a great rift on the classic Sazerac offered at Nitecap. After sampling a bit of it on its own I was immediately hooked. Ever since, I had been on the search for this nectar… Continue reading Giffard Banane du Brésil Review

Old Pulteney Navigator Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review

The Navigator is an ageless special edition whisky that was was designed to celebrate Old Pulteney’s maritime heritage. The Navigator is made using ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks which are then selected by the master distiller. On the nose: It opens up with a fresh aroma of crisp and succulent green apple. This is complemented by… Continue reading Old Pulteney Navigator Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review

Phraya Gold Rum from the Kingdom of Thailand

Thailand is probably not the first country you think of when it comes to rum. Despite its lack of recognition in the general world it has the climate necessary to produce great growing conditions. Intricate to Phraya rum is its linkage to the four elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. Fire – the handmade oak… Continue reading Phraya Gold Rum from the Kingdom of Thailand

Brockmans Gin Review

Brockmans gin is the product of four men named Kevan, David, Bob and Neil who wanted to create a gin that would change the perception of modern gin. Created in England, it is made using 10 botanicals including Bulgarian coriander, blueberries and blackberries as well as Valencia orange peels, in addition to your usual cast… Continue reading Brockmans Gin Review