Reviews

Review: Ciroc Summer Watermelon Vodka

By Mike Gerrard | June 20, 2020 |

Ciroc has been making a play for the tropical fruit vodka market, with an enjoyable Mango Vodka and now a re-release of its Summer Watermelon vodka. Calling it a Limited Edition maybe adds a little cachet to what could otherwise be just another flavored vodka, but it does mean that when it’s gone, it’s gone……

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A can of Sol Chelada beer.

Review: Sol Chelada

By Mike Gerrard | April 16, 2019 |

Sol Chelada has been on sale in Mexico since 2011, but it’s only in 2019 that a version tweaked for U.S. palates has gone on sale in the country in chunky 24 oz cans. Strictly speaking this should be called Sol Michelada, as it has tomato and spices mixed in, which is what turns a…

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Bottle of St George Spirits Dry Rye Gin

Review: St. George Dry Rye Gin

By Mike Gerrard | April 15, 2019 |

Rye is far from being a common base for gin, but there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be. Rye was used in early recipes for the drink that became genever, and much Polish vodka has traditionally been made from rye. As gin is made from a neutral spirit, i.e. vodka, rye is a perfectly legitimate…

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Cascade Chipotle Pepper Flavored Vodka Bottle

Review: Cascade Chipotle Pepper Flavored Vodka

By Mike Gerrard | March 7, 2019 |

Having recently reviewed two salted vodkas, how appropriate that next in line was a pepper vodka, albeit of the smoked jalapeño kind, known as chipotle. It’s a sweet and spicy flavor commonly used in Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Southwest cooking. This vodka, though, comes from the Pacific Northwest, Oregon to be precise. Starting with water from…

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Seaworks Salted Vodka Bottles

Review: Saltworks Property Salted Vodkas

By Mike Gerrard | February 20, 2019 |

Just when you thought the flavored vodka thing was over, because every flavor under the sun had been used, along comes Saltworks Property with a range of vodkas that are flavored… with salt. Salted vodkas? Right. I do have more of a sweet tooth, but I’m open-minded, if also a little open-mouthed at the prospect. Several…

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