Casa Noble Reposado

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We’re on to the second round of Casa Noble’s most basic line of tequilas. We started earlier this week with the Crystal (blanco) which exceeded our expectations with a very pleasant sweetness and earthiness that was strikingly different than other blanco tequilas we’ve reviewed.

Casa Noble Crystal

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Casa Noble is closely tied with godlike guitarist Santana. It offers ultra premium tequilas in a range of offerings, so we figured we’d run down the main line (blanco, repasado, anejo) to see how they stack up and if you’re just paying extra bucks for Santana’s stamp of approval.

We’ve got big (ice) balls

Not to be confused with Bruce Lee's less-famous movie:  Enter the Ice Ball

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UV Sugar Crush Vodka – It’s bad!

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You know, we’ve broken rank with the cocktail illuminati (cockillati?) on several occasions. Most noticeably on the whole “flavored vodka” thing. You see, most who mix (or at least mix well) find flavored vodkas anathema to the idea of a well-made cocktail. They’re often over-flavored, sugary pieces of treacle that are barely recognizable as their […]

Asia: More Rum than the Caribbean

Which to drink first? (Pro Tip: Both.)

The Caribbean tends to get the lion’s share of attention when it comes to rum. I mean really, it does make quite a bit of sense if you take the time to really dig down in and look at it. The Caribbean is the fertile crescent of rum. Much like man is thought to have drug himself into being in eastern Africa, so rum heaved itself out of the hodgepodge of cultures that had poured into the “New World.”

George Dickel White Corn Whisky #1

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There’s something special about moonshine. It’s the purest form of the liquid we’ve all come to adore so much. Unadulterated, unfettered, it’s the virgin expression of the base spirit that we all strive for. At least when it’s done right. If not, it’s a screaming hellfire on earth that leaves you dying among the bushes, […]

Castle Brand’s Irish to the Core Portfolio

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Brugal Especial Extra Dry

Brugal Extra Dry

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Have an Epic Valentine’s Day

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Oddka – The Other Flavors

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