Menu Close

JAJA Blanco Tequila

JAJA Blanco Tequila is created by JAJA Spirits – a Las Vegas, Nevada based brand who works with tequila producers in Jalisco. First launched in 2018, it was founded by Elliot Tebele, Maurice Tebele, and Martin Hoffstein. As a brand, their aim is to create a tequila that is both fun and high quality, rather than one or the other. Their tequila is created under the direction of master distiller Marco Anguiano. They use 100% Blue Agave sourced from Jalisco that is grown for 8 years prior to harvesting. It is cooked for about 32-40 hours, rested for 8 hours, and then fermented with proprietary yeast for 72 hours. It is double distilled in copper […]

Gold liquid in a rectangular glass bottle

Knob Creek Rye

I was recently in the mood for some classic whiskey cocktails, and realized it’s been a while since I tried a new rye whiskey. And, after having a generally pleasant experience with their bourbon, I was eager to checkout Knob Creek Rye. Knob Creek Rye is bottled at 100 proof after being aged for seven years, making it the youngest in Knob Creek’s line of whiskies. Although it’s a rye whiskey, its high corn mash bill adds notes commonly associated with bourbon. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ Spirit: Rye Whiskey ❖ Distillery: James B Beam Distilling Co. ❖ ABV: 50% (100 Proof) ❖ Aged for Seven Years ❖ Moderate Price TASTING NOTES ❖ Color: Amber ❖ Nose: […]

Translucent dark grey bottle with a black top and large empty white label, with a light beige tag hanging off of it reading "The Community Spirit co."

The Community Spirit Vodka

The Community Spirit Vodka is produced by The Community Spirit Co. – a company and brand spearheaded by Mexico City-based Casa Lumbre. The Community Spirit was founded in 2021, and achieved B Corp status in 2023. If you’re not familiar with B Corp, it’s a holistic certification that includes factors such as social issues, environmental issues, transparency, and more. As a brand, The Community Spirit‘s goal is to uplift people and organizations who are doing good in their communities. They are committed to giving 5% of their revenue to relevant charitable causes, and typically exceed this goal, having given as much as 23% in some years. […]

Glenfiddich 12 Year Scotch Whisky

Following the review of Batch & Bottle Scotch Manhattan a few years ago, I kept telling myself I should properly experience a Glenfiddich Scotch. And since I recently saw Glenfiddich 12 Year Scotch Whiskey available in 325 ml bottles, I no longer have any excuses. At this point, I’ve experienced a handful of products from William Grant & Sons, but Glenfiddich is where the story begins. After a year of manually building a distillery alongside his children, William Grant was finally ready to realize his dream of creating his own whisky in 1887. He named it Glenfiddich, the Gaelic word for Valley of the Deer, and it’s one of the few remaining […]

Bottle of Naranja Orange Liqueur sitting on a wooden table, in front of a mixed white and wooden background

Naranja Orange Liqueur

Naranja Licor de Naranja Orange Liqueur is produced by La Madrileña, a distillery in Tototlan, Jalisco. First distilled in 1933, this product began as Controy – a now famous Mexican orange liqueur modeled after Cointreau. Though it used to only be available in Mexico, the liqueur became available in the U.S. as Naranja in 2013. The name was changed for legal reasons, but only in the U.S. market. Although the true origin of the Margarita cocktail is hotly debated, some claim that the first Margarita included Controy, which the brand has greatly emphasized in their advertising. It is made with a neutral cane spirit base. Although they are […]