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Clear Bottle filled with light brown colored liquid with a red wax bottle top

Maker’s Mark Bourbon

There are few things more iconic in bourbon than the bright red wax bottle top of Maker’s Mark Bourbon. It always catches my eye on store shelves, but I’d never tasted it until now. Maker’s Mark was first put into production in 1953 by Bill Samuel, Sr. He and multiple generations of his family have continued to run the distillery on the same grounds in Loretto, Kentucky called Star Hill Farm. While Bill Samuels ran the distillery operations, his wife, Margie, had just as big an impact on Maker’s Mark. She named it, designed the logo and and came up with the iconic waxed dipped bottle top. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ Spirit: Kentucky Straight Bourbon […]

Bottle of Fair Cafe Liqueur sitting on a wooden table, in front of a mixed white and wooden background

FAIR Cafe Liqueur

FAIR Cafe Liqueur is produced by FAIR, a France-based brand in the Congac region that creates a variety of spirits including liqueurs, vodka, rum, and gin. FAIR takes great pride in the fact that their ingredients are sourced using fair trade practices which support farming communities in other countries.This particular bottle of FAIR Cafe Liqueur is made with Arabica coffee beans from a local co-op in Mexico, as well as fair trade certified sugar. After a slow roasting process, the coffee beans are then macerated for three weeks in a vodka base before bottling. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ ABV: 22% ❖ Distillery: Undisclosed ❖ Aging: N/A ❖ Price […]

Tall, Clear bottle with a black label with white lettering

Aviation Gin

Maybe I was a bit too influenced by Ryan Reynolds’ handsome face, because I was pretty eager to try Aviation Gin. But, I was also looking to try some affordable American gin, so maybe that’s not a bad thing. Aviation Gin was first created by Portland, Oregon based House Spirts in in the mid 2000’s. Years of growth drew attention from larger spirit companies and celebrities, and the Davos Group and actor Ryan Reynolds bought the brand with House Spirts continuing to distill the gin in their facilities. Aviation was bought a second time by Diageo in 2020 with Ryan Reynolds retaining an ownership interest. Aviation is made with seven […]

Bottle of Bellewood Farms Pumpkin Spice Liqueur sitting on a wooden table, in front of a mixed white and wooden background

Bellewood Farms Pumpkin Spiced Liqueur

Bellewood Farms Pumpkin Spiced Liqueur is produced by Bellewood Farms, a farmstead and craft distillery based in Lynden, WA. As a farm-to-glass facility, Bellewood farms grows the produce that end up in their spirits, which include brandy, vodka, gin, and liqueurs. This particular bottle of Pumpkin Spiced Liqueur is made with real pumpkin and an unspecified apple-based spirit, as well as natural spices. This spirit is also gluten-free, and made without any added sweeteners. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ ABV: 25% ❖ Distillery: Bellewood Craft Distillery ❖ Aging: N/A ❖ Price Point: High Price TASTING NOTES
Palate: ❖ pumpkin pie ❖ vanilla MY TASTING […]

clear glass bottle filled with light brown liquid

Woodford Reserve Straight Bourbon

There’s nothing better than a refreshing whiskey cocktail during the hot summer months, so it’s the perfect time to try some reasonably priced bourbon. And Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is one those bottles I see everywhere, but never actually tasted, so I was excited to finally give it a shot.

Woodford Reserve is a relatively new brand with a long history in Kentucky whiskey. The Woodford Reserve brand was launched in 1996, but its distillery was originally built in the early 1800’s. The distillery changed hands a few times over the next century until the current owners, Brown-Forman, purchased the land in the […]