Review: Right Gin

Who knew they made gin in Sweden? Right Gin may in fact be the only gin from Sweden, but remember that gin is really just flavored vodka, which Sweden certainly knows from Adam. The flavor choices here are largely traditional — juniper, coriander, cardamom, and a variety of citrus botanicals (including lemon as well as…

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Taste the Rainbow, Then Pass Out Drunk

How to make Skittles infused vodka. I love it! Now I wonder… what other candies would make a good vodka? Related Stories: Cocktail Recipes: Get Drunk for Inauguration Day! Recipe: Pass the Turkey Recipes: A Taste of New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2017 Is It Worse to Drive Drunk or on the Cell Phone?

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Review: Firefly Sweet Tea Flavored Vodka

Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka is one of those drinks that can get you into a lot of trouble. No, not like this stuff. Like good whiskey, Firefly goes down absurdly easy, enticing you into drinking more and more and more and zzzzzzzzzzzzzz….. well, then you’re gone. I was a skeptic: Vodka flavored with tea? Sounds…

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Who’s Drinking “The Sully”?

From an airline site: Mark sends me his friend Sassy’s recipe for a new drink, The Sully, honoring Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, the intrepid US Airways pilot: Two shots Grey Goose One splash water Cute! Needs a garnish, though… not sure what. Related Stories: TapInfluence Interviews Editor in Chief Christopher Null Review: 21st Amendment…

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Review: Americana Vodka

Obama’s in the White House. Hope, change, and all those other buzzwords are on the tip of everyone’s tongue. The economy’s in the toilet, but hey, we’ll take the foregoing as excuse enough for a new “luxury vodka,” and one with a distinctly domestic focus. With the possible exception of the military-focused Brave Spirits, Americana…

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Would You Ever Order the Cheapest Bottle on the Wine List?

I know there’s a ton of interest in super-cheap wine. My review of the $1.97 Oak Leaf wines is one of the most popular pages on the site. Unsurprising then that Food & Wine’s Lettie Teague undertook a unique experiment: Ordering the very cheapest wine on a number of wine lists around the country to…

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Review: Talisker Distillers Edition 2008 – Distilled 1995

More special edition malts from the Classic Malt Collection, this one Talisker’s Distillers Edition rarity. Talisker — known as the only single malt distiller on the Isle of Skye — ages this whisky in oak then finishes it in Amoroso Sherry casks. It’s unspecified how long the whisky spent in each cask — but the…

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Review: Brora 25 Years Old Limited Edition 2008

A coastal Highlands single malt, part of Diageo’s limited release series (with about 3,000 bottles produced) whisky is initially a little off-putting, but some time with it opens things up and reveals more of its charms. Cutting through a cloud of smoke is your first challenge, and you’ll find a honey and lemon-orange body underneath.…

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