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

Matusalem Gran Reserva 15 Rum Review

Matusalem was founded in 1872 in Santiago, Cuba and eventually became one of the most awarded and successful Cuban rum producers. Castro’s revolution forever change the landscape of Cuba and Matusalem was forced to leave. The company settled in another Caribbean nation, the Dominican Republic where the rum is still produced to this day. The

Ron Fortuna 8 Year Old Rum Review

Ron Fortuna 8 Year Old is a relatively new rum that comes from Nicaragua and is named after the Roman god of fortune. Currently it is the only expression that is being offered. Ron Fortuna is column-distilled five times from molasses and then aged in American Oak barrels. It is aged for a minimum of

The World’s Best Eggnog Recipe

I love eggnog! In fact who doesn’t love it. The word eggnog has murky origins. Some say that it comes from the word “noggin” which was a wooden cup used to serve alcohol. Others believe that its a contraction of the words “egg” and “grog”, which was a term used in Colonial America for that

Lucid Absinthe Review and the Absinthe Suissesse

Absinthe continues to be a mystifying spirit, partly because of its scandalous history and the controversy surrounding its supposedly hallucinogenic properties. Allegedly it was created as a medicinal elixir in the early 1790’s by Dr. Pierre Ordinaire. It gained popularity after it was given to French troops to combat malaria. When they returned they brought