We have to embrace the Crazy. We have to have our prissy assumptions and preconceptions and even our tastes offended, abused, and kicked in the nuts. It’s how we evolve.
Uncle Nearest is Brilliant. I’m repeating myself but that’s the nutshell: Brilliant. A major, howlin’, smokin’ value whiskey because it delivers what you’d reasonably expect to get from a $120 bottle.
Bottom line: this is spectacular, paradigm-shifting, pants-dropping, eye-popping whiskey.
Our/Los Angeles is SERIOUSLY great Vodka, even if you don’t add LA into the equation.
Laphroaig Select is Splendid, in every aspect, in the immediacy of its flavors and textures and Attitude.
By far, the largest sub-group of American Indie/craft breweries is the one for which I’ve borrowed a term from my pals Chris Carter and Doug Baldwin: “A-ight”
How do you say “California” in one whiskey?…The best pocket description for this innovative whiskey is “…vivid and spicy, sun-splashed liberally with colorful grace notes, and different enough that even a complete novice will understand they have something on their tongue that hasn’t been there before.
The bottles listed here are all GREAT values for your money and are the ones most likely to light up your booze-fan loved one for the smallest amount of cabbage.