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Las Californias Nativo Gin

Las Californias Nativo Gin is produced by Bodega y Destilería de las Californias. A relatively new brand that launched their first Gins just a few weeks ago, Las Californias is inspired by a particular region – the California landscape that straddles both sides of the U.S. -Mexican border. Using botanicals present in the region, Las Californias aims to reflect the interconnectedness of an ecosystem that transcends man-made borders. This particular bottle of Nativo Gin uses botanicals that are all native to the area. These botanicals include california juniper, yerba santa, damiana, kelp, californian hops, white sage, and california […]

Bottle of Bols Triple Sec sitting on a wooden table, in front of a mixed white and wooden background

Bols Triple Sec

Bols Triple Sec is produced by Lucas Bols N.V., an Amsterdam based company with roots dating back to the late 1500s. In fact, the House of Bols Distillery is considered on of the oldest running distillery in the world. The Bols brand produces a variety of spirits including Genevers, Liqueurs, and more. This particular bottle of Bols Triple Sec uses Curaçao orange peels and other citrus for flavoring. Although Bols is a bit secretive about their exact recipe and production, triple secs are generally made using a neutral alcohol. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ ABV: 21% ❖ Distillery: House of Bols ❖ Aging: N/A ❖ Price Point: low price MY TASTING NOTES […]

Bottle of Argonaut Fat Thumb Brandy sitting on a wooden table, in front of a mixed white and wooden background

Argonaut Fat Thumb Brandy

Argonaut Fat Thumb Brandy is produced by Argonaut Distilling Company in Sanger, CA. Striving to make great brandy, Argonaut takes pride in the fact that they produce everything from start to finish. This includes growing the California grapes, as well as winemaking, distilling, and blending. As a brand, Argonaut focuses on the gold rush spirit, with the names of each blend clearly inspired by this aspect of California history. This particular bottle of Fat Thumb Brandy is named after the concept of “fat thumb” – a term used for merchants who took a generous pinch of gold dust in exchange for goods. Fat Thumb features a blend of Coffey […]

Bottle of Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge sitting on a white tablecloth, in front of a white background

Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge

Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge is produced by Marnier Lapostolle, a france-based company with roots dating back to 1827. In 1876, Louis-Alexandre Marnier married into the Lapostolle family, who had already been operating a distillery near Paris. Marnier would soon transform their legacy with his creation of the cognac-based orange liqueur. Grand Marnier is currently produced at Château de Bourg-Charente in the Cognac region of France.

This liqueur is made with bitter oranges of the Citrus Bigaradia variety, which are picked green. After being dried in the sun, the orange peels are macerated in neutral alcohol, and then distilled using a slow […]

Bottle of Tequileño Platinum Blanco Tequila sitting on a wooden table

Tequileño Platinum Blanco Tequila

El Tequileño Platinum Blanco Tequila is produced at La Guarreña Distillery, a historic distillery in Tequila, Jalisco. Founded by Don Jorge Salles Cuervo in 1959, El Tequileño is still run by the Salles family – now with a third generation in leadership. It was acquired by parent company Paradise Spirits in 2017.

Overall, El Tequileño takes great pride in their craft. They source their agave from the highlands […]