Cocktail Recipe – Fall Fig & Maple by Linnea Johansson
November 24, 2011 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

As the head of the MixPourSip.com booze publishing empire, I frequently receive letters and emails from booze marketing firms offering cocktail recipe suggestions that show off their clients ware in a positive light.  Up to …

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Tasting Notes – Glenfarclas Movember 2011
November 18, 2011 – 11:35 pm | No Comment
Tasting Notes – Glenfarclas Movember 2011

A few short days ago, while astride my front porch on a sunny fall afternoon, I found myself caught in the rare nexus of serious booze and worthy charity. There lay a package …

Tasting Notes – Monnochmore 18 Yeard Old Scotch 1990 Scotch Whisky
August 21, 2011 – 2:35 pm | One Comment
Tasting Notes – Monnochmore 18 Yeard Old Scotch 1990 Scotch Whisky

In 2009, Diageo continued their budding tradition of annual limited run whisky releases.  Many of these offerings have come from distilleries that were either closed or were those that usually found their whisky blended.  Of …

Tasting Notes – 12 Bridges Gin
August 7, 2011 – 6:25 pm | No Comment
Tasting Notes – 12 Bridges Gin

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This is the fifth article in our seven part series: State of Drink: Portland, Oregon. We hope you enjoy. Cheers!
Often, the most memorable discoveries are ones encountered when looking for something else. …

Tasting Notes – (ri)1 Rye Whiskey from Beam Global
June 16, 2011 – 11:54 pm | 2 Comments
Tasting Notes – (ri)1 Rye Whiskey from Beam Global

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I like to think I am able to guard myself from the more blatant attempts marketers have devised to separate me from my wallet. This requires vigilance along with eyes and ears …

Tasting Notes – Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Year Old Scotch Whisky
May 16, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Tasting Notes – Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Year Old Scotch Whisky

If I am to be judged by what I drink, then let me be judged while indulging in single malt Scotch whisky.  Always served neat or with a touch of good water and never, never, …

Tasting Notes – Bluecoat Gin
May 12, 2011 – 2:29 pm | No Comment
Tasting Notes – Bluecoat Gin

Down with the British! Down with the Redcoats  with their London dry gins! It’s time to be revolutionary! Or so the folks at Philadelphia Distilling are hoping you will be. To the growing market of …

Tasting Notes – Tres Agaves Tequila Reposado
May 5, 2011 – 12:28 pm | No Comment
Tasting Notes – Tres Agaves Tequila Reposado

 
 
 
 
The same people who brought you Tres Agaves restaurant in San Francisco (now rebranded as Tres) are now offering a line of tequilas and tequila mixers.  The Tres Agaves Reposado Tequila was …

Tasting Notes – Jefferson’s 17 Year Old Presidential Select Kentucky Bourbon
April 14, 2011 – 2:00 pm | No Comment
Tasting Notes – Jefferson’s 17 Year Old Presidential Select Kentucky Bourbon

There is that one most special bottle you have (or would like to have) hidden at the back of your cabinet that only comes out for that handful of friends who would cherish it and …

Tasting Notes – Patron Silver
March 18, 2011 – 10:00 am | One Comment
Tasting Notes – Patron Silver

What is the tequila you drink when you can drink virtually any tequila (at a reasonable price, that is)? To me, it is often Patron Silver. It is just so smooth and flavorful that it …

Tasting Notes – Ting Grapefruit Soda
March 12, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment
Tasting Notes – Ting Grapefruit Soda

You may not know that grapefruits are native to Jamaica. You also may not know that since the mid 1970′s, Jamaicans have enjoyed the great taste of Jamaican grapefruit with bubbles in the form of …