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Friday 31 March, 2017

An Under-The-Radar New York Whiskey–from the home of Woodstock




Review: Catskill Distillery Whiskies With the sale of Hudson Distillery to the William Grant company (a family business, but a huge one) it was only a matter of time before other craft spirits operations in New York State started emerging, using local grains to intriguing results. In fact there are more than 70 at present, […]





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Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Spirit of America: Bourbon With Benefits Reviewed




  Connection to a charity can cloud a fair assessment of anything, so let’s get this out of the way first: Spirit of America, it’s name a somewhat plain-faced tribute to Bourbon’s identity as the uniquely American spirit, gives $1 from each bottle purchase to its own charity called Hope for the Warriors, “a national […]





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Monday 14 September, 2015

Bourbon Curious Reviewed: A Simple Guide for the Savvy Drinker




I’ve sung the praises of my fellow spirits writer and friend Fred Minnick before, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to too many that I’ve come to do that again. What did surprise even me is how much I enjoyed tearing through Bourbon Curious. Released just in time for National Bourbon Heritage Month—and at […]





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Monday 17 August, 2015

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel – Barrel Proof Reviewed




I almost thought it was a prank when I first heard the news: Jack Daniel’s was releasing a barrel proof version of it’s famous Tennessee Whiskey. For fans of JD, this was exciting news in more ways than one. With the company riding the revenue streams of more crowd-pleasing concoctions like Tennessee Honey and Tennessee […]





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Sunday 15 April, 2012

Semi-Secret Spiritmaster of Santa Monica




You’d hardly think of Michael’s among the cutting edge of cuisine in Santa Monica–though the patio dining spot was once among the most interesting eating in town, it’s long ceded that title, even if it manages to soldier on for the old guard–Robert Redford was dining the night I was there–seemingly little changed from when […]