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Glendalough Rose Gin

Glendalough Rose Gin is a unique spirit from Glendalough Distillery, an Irish whiskey and gin distillery from Wicklow, Ireland. They label themselves as the first Irish craft distillery and only use local and sustainable ingredients that honor the Irish landscape. All of the botanicals in Glendalough Rose Gin are from Wicklow and the head distiller, Rowdey Rooney, and his family are responsible for the rose flavor. The Wild roses, heritage roses and Damask roses are all hand picked by Rooney’s sister, Geraldine Kavanagh, from their late mother’s house. They both have their signatures on the front label of […]

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The Dalmore 12 Year

The Dalmore 12 Year is the least expensive entry in the Principle Collection of whiskies from The Dalmore Distillery. This legendary distillery was founded in 1839 and is located in the Northern Highland region of Scotland. Each of the different Scottish regions produce distinctly flavored whiskies and the Highland scotches tend to have sweet and fruity notes.

In order to produce the specific flavor of this scotch, the Dalmore uses two types of barrels in the aging process. The scotch spends the first 9 years in ex-bourbon barrels then 50% of the whiskey is transferred to oloroso sherry casks. The two vessel […]

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Roku Gin

Suntory, the legendary Japanese distillery, has long history of crafting fine spirits and Roku Gin is one of their newest releases. This gin is meant to celeberate the beauty of Japan and includes different elements from Japanese environment and culture.

“Roku” means six in Japanese and refers to the six Japanese botanicals in the gin. They’re all sourced from Japan and harvested from each of the four seasons. Sakura flower and leaf from spring, sencha tea and gyokuro tea from summer, sancho pepper from fall and yuzu peel from winter. There are eight in the recipe including juniper berries and bitter orange peel.

Roku is also sold in a […]

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Gray Whale Gin

I hate to admit it but I bought my first bottle of Gray Whale Gin solely because of the gorgeous bottle. The ocean blue with the simple white lettering stood out from the rest of the traditional looking bottles on the store shelf and I was immediately sold. But as I learned more about the people behind this gin, their inspiration for the flavor profile and their message of environmental conservation, I felt better about making the impulse purchase.

Gray Whale Gin is made by Golden State Distillery in Sebastopol, California. Marsh and Jan Mokhtari started the distillery in 2016 with intentions of creating a spirit that celebrates the […]

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Rittenhouse Rye Bottled-In-Bond

Rittenhouse Rye Bottled-In-Bond is a budget friendly rye whiskey from Heaven Hill distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. Rye is the primary grain in this style of whiskey and has more herbal and spice flavors compared to other common American whiskies like bourbon.

Even though bourbon is the most famous American whiskey, Rye was actually the first. But it has been largely ignored for decades and only recently started gaining popularity with established distilleries looking to expand their product lines. And Heaven Hill looked to where rye originated for inspiration for Rittenhouse. The name comes from Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, […]