Am I a big ol’ hypocrite if I admit that, when it comes to discussing the relative merits of the planet’s many, many Gins, I am at least willing to discuss the fact that Bruichladdich Distillery’s brilliant offspring, The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, has to be in any conversation about “Best”?
Dexter is a gorgeous bottle of rock-solid, all-American, all-Bourbon crafted Whiskey and, at just $49.99 a pop, a slam-dunk Bargain.
I sold my first article in 1967, to an old Chicago underground newspaper called The Chicago Eye. It was about student activism on high school campuses around Chicago. And I got my first angry letter a week later. As I recall, it started with, “You suck!”
I was floored without being really surprised, at how explosively vivid and even a tad exotic were the flavors that came booming out of my first shot of this Whiskey.
Rodney Rogers and partners, dare I mention it, strode rather boldly WAAAAAY Outside the Box in this concept. This is NOT your traditional Texas bottle of brownwater spirits and the difference is just flat delightful.
“I don’t know…” A lot – maybe even most – people will do almost anything to avoid saying those words. Continue reading
These are SHOCKING Whiskeys. That is the only possible capsule description. This is like the first astronauts from another planet coming back and saying, “Hey, they make Whiskey on MARS! Ain’t that a HOOT? Taste this!!”
I firmly believe that, for the majority of Americans our tastes in wine, liquor, and beer are largely determined by the early information we receive when being exposed to these beverages for the first couple of years.