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Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey

Having recently explored some iconic and easily accessible gins, I wanted to do the same with Irish whiskey. It ‘s been a while since I last sampled the more affordable Irish whiskies, so I was excited to try Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey for the first time. Tullamore D.E.W.‘s history can be traced back to 1829, the year the the distillery was first established in the small town of Tullamore. D.E.W. are the initials for one of the distillery’s early master distillers, the legendary Daniel Edmund Williams. The brand is currently owned by William Grand & Son’s. Tullamore is a blend of three different whiskies, each contributing unique […]

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Toki Whisky

I was hoping to take a break from blended whisky, but fate, and a sale that was too good to pass up at my local Japanese grocery, had other ideas. But, I’ve enjoyed other products from this brand, so I was happy for an excuse to finally try Toki Whisky. Suntory, the legendary Japanese spirit brand, have been making whisky for almost a century. And while they’ve continued to expand their catalogue to include a variety of spirits, like Roku Gin, a majority of their offerings are whisky. Toki Whisky is one of Suntory’s cheaper whiskies, and is produced by blending whiskies from three different Suntory distilleries: Hakushu, Yamazaki, and […]

Clear Liquid in a small bottle with a white label

Leopold’s American Small Batch Gin

With such a wide variety of bold spirit bottles out there, sometimes a simple design can be striking. And, the simple white label of Leopold’s American Small Batch caught my eye the last time I was browsing for new bottles at my local store. The independently owned and operated Leopold Bros. was founded by brothers Todd and Scott Leapold in the 2000’s. They first established the brand in Michigan, but soon moved near Denver in their home state of Colorado to build their current distilling facilities on four acres of land. They use sustainable methods such as water recycling and composting to help produce a range of spirits, including: […]

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Bothan Sherry Expression Scotch Whisky

I’ve been using this blog as a good excuse to gain experience in spirits I’d previously missed, like bourbon and rye whiskey, for the past few years. But, I think I want to put more effort this year into learning more about the different regions of Scotch whisky, since I had mostly just tried Highland and Islay. It’s also tax season here in the US, so I was looking to find something a bit more affordable. So, luckily, the vibrant orange label of Bothan Sherry Expression Scotch Whisky caught my eye, and it happened to fit most of my criteria. Bothan Sherry Expression is a lowland single malt whiskey that is aged in both ex-bourbon and […]