Spirit Reviews

We love writing about spirits. While we’ve had hundreds of rums, as of March 2019 we’ve just started formally reviewing them, and you can find our catalog of rum reviews, and history about the spirit in our Rum Reviews section.

We’ve picked up the pace on whisky reviews, and have amassed a small arsenal of reviews. You can also learn more about our spirit tasting and review process. Some of our favorites recently have been from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), so we put together a comprehensive guide to SMWS bottle numbers, because a lot of the other ones we found weren’t up to date and were missing things.

We accept Rum and Whisky samples and you can learn more about how to reach us on our contact us page.

Coffee liqueuer, Amaro Nonino, sweet vermouth, aged aquavit, and cognac
Sylvia received a handful of samples when she visited Big Market, an incredible whisky shop in Berlin that's not too
The Sovereign is a sub-brand of the venerable Hunter Liang. I think they originally set it up to start bottling
the highlight of the last Negroni Week was Wildhawk's Breakfast Negroni cocktail. The star ingredient is the Cocoa Puff infused
It's exciting to try local products when you travel. It's one of life's joys! But I was a bit skeptical
Heaven Hill used to release a 6 year old Bottled in Bond bourbon only in Kentucky. In 2019 the company
I make little secret of my love for sherried whiskies. There are few things I appreciate more than a monster
The Nikka Coffey Malt comes from Suntory's Miyagikyo distillery outside Sendai Japan. Coffey Malt is one of the few 100%
cocktail with a long stem in front of bananas and green plant
Plantains are never the stars of the show. The starchy cooking bananas are a lot like the malt that makes
Nikka Coffey Gin comes from the same massive Coffey stills that are used to make some of the company's grain