This is one of the best vodkas we have ever reviewed at, and well worth the $50 for the quality and the bottle.. Read our review and then watch the video with Dan Aykroyd below. Crystal Head Vodka Review Vodka: Crystal Head Vodka Distillery: Crystal Head Vodka Distillery, Canada Proof: 80; approximately 40% ABV Notes:… Read more »

Casa Noble vs. Corralejo Reposados: A Tale of Two Tequilas

Recently, these bottlings came across my desk, courtesy Infinium Spirits and Republic National’s Cumberland Division. I sat, pondering what to do with the tequilas held inside these two, beautiful vessels. Then, a thought occurred to me: why not a side-by-side? Not wanting to leave well enough alone, I decided upon a special tasting with two… Read more »

Tres Leches Triple Cream Liqueur – Let’s Talk Finish

I was prepared to run the commonly-trod ground of the tasting (nose, taste, finish.) I was absolutely ready to do the necessary research, phone calls and back-work that lay the grounds for a great review. Then I tasted this product- Tres Leches Triple Cream Liqueur. I was struck not only by its textural and flavor… Read more »

Tuthilltown Spirits New York Whiskey Review

Whiskey: New York Whiskey Distillery: Tuthilltown Spirits, Gardiner, New York Proof: 46% ABV;  92 proof Age: Aged under 4 years in American Oak Notes: This is Tuthilltown’s version of sour mash, combining the best of every batch in a given week into a single mash. Each batch of New York Whiskey is a totally different… Read more »

Zaya Rum Review

Comment: Moving operations from Guatemala to Trinidad in recent years (and enduring the obvious supply issues associated,) Zaya now seems to be back online and producing this fine aged and blended rum with surprisingly few hitches. Distiller: Zaya Rum Company, Trinidad Age: 12 years Proof: 40% ABV, 80 Proof Notes: This is a blended rum… Read more »

Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon Review

Having my first taste of the new Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon from the makers of the Firefly Vodka and I’m giving you all the review below. A lively, fun flavor for a Spring and Summer sipper. I like what they’ve done here. Firefly Distillery Co-Founder Scott Newitt told me during our interview earlier in the… Read more »

Don Quixote Pisqo Review reviews New Mexico’s Don Quixote Pisqo. This American craft distillery has caught our attention recently as we interviewed Master Distiller Olha Dolin on this podcast interview. In the video below,‘s Tom Fischer and Stephen Dennison share thoughts and tasting notes on this delicious Pisqo. × Don Quixote Pisqo Review Notes Flavor of sugar… Read more »

Copperfox Rye Whisky Review and podcast with Rick Wasmund

Whisky: Copper Fox Rye Distillery: The Copper Fox Distillery, Sperryville, Virginia Age: 12 months, date bottled Oct. 01, 09 label reads Proof: 45% ABV; approx 90 proof Notes: Listen to‘s podcast with Rick Wasmund below and on this link.   who happens to be a fan of the whisky too. Color: Light copper-amber Nose: Spicey… Read more »

Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky Review and podcast with Rick Wasmund

Whisky: Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky Distillery: The Copper Fox Distillery, Sperryville, Virginia Age: 15 months, label reads “Batch No. 35” Proof: 48% ABV;  96%  proof Notes: Copper Fox is the only distillery in the world that flavors their malt with fruitwood smoke and only the distillery in North America malts their own barley. Listen to… Read more »

Irish Beer Reviews for St. Patrick’s Day

Irish beer reviews in this video episode for St. Patrick’s Day along with Irish Car Bomb demonstration. Reviews of  Guinness Pub Draught, Brian Boru Old Irish Red, Murphy’s Irish Stout, and Smithwick’s and tasting notes below. Brian Boru Old Irish Red by Tree Floyds Brewing, Indiana, 5.90% ABV Gorgeous malt fruity nose. Quite a bit… Read more »