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.

Review #68: Redwood Empire Pipe Dream Bourbon
It rained the other day in San Francisco. Which is actually a notable event. One person on a local bourbon
Alpine Negroni
One of the major problems with having a homebar is that when you open a normal sized bottle of vermouth
Springbank 18 bottle next to tasting glass with bottles of whisky behind
Review #67: Springbank 18
Campbeltown distillery matured in a mix of sherry and ex-bourbon casks. Nose: Gummy bear, white wine a little past its
Whisky bottle next to glass on top of marble bar.
Review #66: Peat’s Beast PX Cask Strength
We came across the Peat’s Beast whisky while travelling in Barcelona at the bar La Whiskeria. My wife is always
whisky in glass next to botle
Review #65: Dalmore King Alexander III
Dalmore King Alexander 3 is aged in 6 different types of barrels (this is getting a little silly), including bourbon,
Dr. Stravinsky – Barcelona, Spain
The Takeaway: The bartenders take the mainstage at this pharmacy-themed cocktail bar. Bottles of homemade tinctures and infusions line the walls,
Review #64: BenRiach 21 Temporis Peated
BenRiach, besides being a fun name to say, turns out some underrated excellent whiskies. They’re known mostly for their experimental
El Paradiso – Barcelona, Spain
The Takeaway: Made for the ‘gram (how the young whippersnappers say “instagram”). Thumping music, glowing cocktail menu, and an enthusiastic set
Whisky bottle next to a plant
Review #63: Glendronach 21 Parliament
Glendronach 21 is the top of the distillery's core range. Aged in a combination of Pedro Ximenez (PX) and Oloroso
Redshift Cocktail
One high risk maneuver is clicking around on liquor.com for cocktail recipes and making whatever you land upon. There are