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Grey Goose Vodka

Grey Goose Vodka is produced by Grey Goose – a France based spirits brand. Founded in 1997 by Sidney Frank and François Thibault, they began with a focus on creating vodka with less neutrality and more distinct flavor. Grey Goose was bought out by Bacardi in 2004. It is made using high quality Picardie wheat that is single origin and non-GMO. The wheat is milled on site, before going through a saccharification process, and then fermented using a custom system they call a “cascade”. Grey Goose is only distilled once, with the goal of preserving the character of the wheat. The pure, natural spring water used is sourced from a well in […]

clear liquid in a trapezoid shaped bottle with a cobalt and cream colored label

1800 Blanco Tequila

Although we’ve tried a lot of blanco tequilas at this point, I’m still always on the look out for other affordable options for making cocktails. And since I’ve always been curious about 1800 Blanco Tequila, and the weather has been perfect for some refreshing cocktails, I thought it was finally time to check it out. 1800 Tequila gets its name from the year they began distilling and aging tequila. They still use the same recipe, and all of their tequilas are made from 100% Weber blue agave. 1800 Blanco Tequila is made using a blend of blanco tequilas to maintain a consistent flavor. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ Spirit: Blanco Tequila ❖ Distillery […]

LALO Blanco Tequila

LALO Blanco Tequila is produced by LALO – a smaller, Mexican-owned brand based in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 2019 by David Carballido and maestro tequilero Lalo González, who is the grandson of Don Julio González Estrada (yes, THAT Don Julio). As a brand, they aim to celebrate modern Mexico with a pure, high quality product that honors the agave plant. Their Agave is sourced from the highlands of Jalisco, and is hand-picked at between around 6-7 years old. It gets steamed for 20-32 hours in a special brick oven, and then rested for about 18 hours, before having the juices extracted via roller mill. The juice is then fermented with […]

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Gentleman Jack

Although I wasn’t too impressed with Jack Daniel’s No. 7 last year, a few friends of my have mentioned they think other Jack Daniel’s products are worth a try. So, when I saw that Jack Daniel’s offers Gentleman Jack in multiple bottle sizes, I thought it was a great opportunity to see for myself. The production of Gentleman Jack is nearly identical to No.7, but with one additional step. Before bottling, the whiskey undergoes a second round of charcoal mellowing. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ Spirit: Tennessee Whiskey ❖ Distillery: Jack Daniel Distillery ❖ ABV: 40% ABV (80 Proof) ❖ Low Price TASTING NOTES ❖ Color: Amber ❖ Nose: Spice, Caramel, Vanilla, […]

Midori Melon Liqueur

Midori Melon Liqueur was created by Suntory – a Japan-based spirits and soft drinks company. They produce their products in collaboration with several international production facilities. This particular bottle was produced by Fielding & Jones, LTD in Chicago. The original melon liqueur was created by Shinjiro Torii, and released in Japan under a different product name in 1964. It is made using two different varieties of rare Japanese muskmelon. The distinctive bright green coloring is artificially added, as the melon insides are actually orange. In 1978, the melon liqueur was released in the U.S. as Midori Melon Liqueur. The recipe was updated […]