Happy New Year, friends! Another year has come and gone, and it’s time to reflect on everything we’ve sipped in 2022. Between the two of us, we tried around 50 bottles this year, and some definitely stood out more than others. So, what are our top spirits of 2022? We’ve outlined all our favorite bottles, cocktails, and more down below. Let’s take a look! OUR TOP WHISKEY CHOICE 2022 | GREEN SPOT IRISH WHISKY Out […]
Vinn Honey Baijiu is produced by Vinn Distillery, a family-owned distillery based in Wilsonville, Oregon. Founded by Phan Ly in 2009, the brand was created to fill a void in the U.S. market by producing classic Chinese spirits such as Baijiu and Mijiu. With strong ancestral roots in China, the Ly family uses recipes that go back 7 generations to create their core products. Their flagship baijiu, which is also the base for this honey baijiu, is made using brown rice and a starter culture called “qu”. After a preparation process, the ingredients are fermented together for about 6 months. It is then distilled in pot stills and aged for at […]
I’ve tried many different gins at this point, but there’s still plenty of styles I still want to try. And, I was really happy to come across a deal on this bottle of Probably Shouldn’t Old Tom Gin, so I can experience this style of gin for the first time. Old Tom was a popular type of gin throughout the 1800’s, but essentially disappeared after prohibition in the early 1990’s when London dry gin took over the market. But, the market for sprits is much bigger nowadays, so there was room for Old Tom, even though the current products may not be historically accurate. The rules for its production were very loose, so everyone had their own […]
Catan Pisco is an American-based brand that produces Pisco with the help of Fair Trade Certified partners in Chile. Founded by Chilean-American Catalina Bentz, Catan is the first female-owned Pisco brand that has ever been made in the country of Chile. As a brand, they are also dedicated to the fight against water scarcity in Chile, donating 1% of each bottle to the cause.
Catan aims to make a unique and versatile spirit, and the company often markets its Pisco as an alternative to Vodka or Tequila.
This bottle of Catan Pisco Reserve is made using organic Pedro Ximenez grapes from Ovalle, Chile, which are hand picked and then […]
I can tell the popularity of gin is increasing rapidly, because I keep seeing bottles from unexpected places in the United States. In fact, I think this bottle of Silo Gin is the first spirit I’ve ever seen from a Vermont distillery. Owners of Silo Distillery Peter Jillson and Ann Marie Delaney, first established the distillery in 2013. Inspired by Vermont’s natural beauty, the pair had a mission to make spirits using local ingredients. They started with a corn based vodka, but have since expand their offerings to include gin, whiskey and cider. The recipe for Silo Gin is fairly simple. Local corn and apples are mixed with juniper […]