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Tincup American Whiskey

Tincup is a whiskey brand based in Colorado that takes inspiration from the miners of the 19th century. It is named after the mining town Tincup, and each bottle comes with a tin glass that’s modeled after the style glass miners would use to enjoy and share whiskey. Tincup American Whiskey is a blend of two whiskies which are both aged in charred oak barrels for a minimum of four years. One is a high rye bourbon that’s distilled and aged in Indiana, while the other is a single malt from Colorado. The blend is then diluted with Rocky Mountain water. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ Spirit: American Whiskey ❖ Distillery: Bottled By Tincup Whiskey in Denver […]

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Casa Salvia Gin

I don’t often come across gins made in Mexico, so I was really excited when I found Casa Salvia Gin. This gin is made from 100% cane neutral spirit, and features four botanicals: Salvia (Sage), Toronja (Grapefruit), Enebro (Juniper), and Menta (Mint). BOTTLE SPECS ❖ Spirit: Mexican Gin ❖ Distillery: Product of Mexico and Imported by Saranty Imports ❖ ABV: 40% (80 Proof) ❖ Moderate Price TASTING NOTES ❖ Nose: Orange, Mint ❖ Taste: Sweet Mint, Grapefruit, Light Juniper, Floral. Overall flavor is sweet at first, turns bitter with the citrus and juniper and finishes sweet. ❖ Finish: Long, Sweet Mint, Light Juniper COCKTAIL SALVIA FIZZ 1 1/2 […]

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Trader Joe’s Rum of the Gods

After having a surprisingly positive experience earlier this year with Trader Joe’s Small Batch Vodka, I started to pay more attention to the in-store liquor section. While they offer a handful of options, I was particularly interested in Trader Joe’s Rum of the Gods, as I’ve recently been exploring mixing spirits. Rum of the Gods is an affordable white rum made from cane sugar. It is initially distilled in Barbados, and then transported in bulk to a bottling plant in Wisconsin. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ Spirit: White Rum ❖ Distillery: Product of Barbados. Imported and bottled by Minhas Micro Distillery in Monroe, Wisconson. ❖ ABV: 40% (80 Proof) […]

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Redwood Empire Pipe Dream

Whiskey production in California has been steadily growing in recent years, so now there’s plenty of options when I’m looking for something new. But, one brand I’ve consistently seen for the past few years is Redwood Empire. And, while they offer a few different whiskies, Redwood Empire Pipe Dream Bourbon seems like a great place to start. Redwood Empire Distillery, based in Sonoma County, California, draws inspiration from the natural beauty of Northern California. Each of their whiskies is named after a famous redwood tree, and features artwork inspired by the renowned conservationist John Muir. This bourbon is named for Pipe Dream […]

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Tanqueray Gin

Although I’ve already tried several affordable gins this year, I’m still eager to continue my quest for the perfect gin for cocktails. And, I wanted the London dry gin in the iconic green bottle, Tanqueray Gin, to be the next thing I test out. This iconic British brand was first established in 1830 by Charles Tanqueray. While the original distillery, Vine Street Distillery, is no longer in use, they still use the original recipe of juniper, coriander, angelica root, and licorice. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ Spirit: London Dry Gin ❖ Distillery: Produced and Bottled in Great Britian for Charles Tanqueray and Co. ❖ ABV: 47.3% (94.6 Proof) ❖ Low Price […]