Spirit Reviews

Fort Bragg, CA, a small coastal mill town just north of Mendocino, furnished many tender memories throughout my childhood, the most recent of which, intoxicating. There is a certain Proustian effect that is enkindled when I intake the wet air, the vegetal marine rot, even the thorns of the brackish brambles. Today, however, I find [...]

It looks like Santa's been bad this year if this boozy concoction, The St. Nick Cocktail, is any indication. This is not your grandma's genteel holiday quaffer. Though similarly warming, it bodes with some seriously sinister christmas spirit. This pre-mixed bottled cocktail's story goes a few years back, inevitably intertwined with ghosts of the past...as [...]

Every aspect of The Botanist Islay Dry Gin from the Bruichladdich Distillery fosters a sense of exploration. Its packaging, concept,  name, color, smell, taste, and mood all exhibit the offerings of a whimsical and versatile science of the island's flora. A clean palate from which to draw worlds. However, this gin truly shines when used [...]

I doubt it's any secret that I'm a fan of the booze produced by St. George Spirits. So, when I heard about glögg liqueur, produced by St. George for Geijer Glögg, I was more than excited to try some. Created from a Swedish family recipe, Geijer Glögg Liqueur is made from just seven ingredients and is [...]

With National Margarita Day right around the corner, I figured this is a good time to talk tequila. More specifically, CRUZ Reposado tequila. But don't worry, I also have a citrus margarita recipe for you to enjoy with said tequila. CRUZ Tequila, or CRUZ del Sol if you're looking at the label on the bottle, [...]

Ah, tequila. Made from the agave plant, it's one of my favorite spirits, especially when it's as wonderful as Partida Tequila. This premium tequila comes in four different expressions: blanco, reposado, añejo and extra añejo. I had the chance to try two of them and now I get to tell you why you should also [...]

As my collection of gin continues to grow, so does my love for this botanical spirit. My most recent addition to my overflowing liquor cabinet was a bottle of Martin Miller's Gin – and let me just say, it was love at first sip. And that love deepened after I tried it in gin and [...]