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reviewed Wiser's Small Batch Canadian Whisky. May 15, 2010
Over the next several months, I plan to complete a review series of  Wiser’s Canadian Whiskies    I will start with a relatively new member to the Wiser’s portfolio, the …
reviewed Hispanioal Mamajuana. May 15, 2010
Hispanioal Mamajuana
Review: Hispaniola Mamajuana (Herbal Rum Liqueur)    Hispaniola Mamajuana is a liqueur based upon a herb infused rum and wine drink called mamajuana which is indigenous to the Isle of Hispaniola …
reviewed Ron Bermudez Ron Anejo 1852. May 15, 2010
Ron Bermudez Ron Anejo 1852
Bermudez 1852 5 Anos de Anejamiento Photo Courtesy of Westway Earlier last week I received a welcome call from Westway L. LTD., who are the importers of the Bermudez rums in my home province of Alberta. …
reviewed Bruichladdich Black Art Scotch Whisky. May 15, 2010
Bruichladdich Black Art Scotch Whisky
Bruichladdich Black Art    1989 Single Malt Scotch Whisky (19 Years Old) Bruichladdich (Pronunciation = Brook Laddie) distillery was built in 1881 on Hebridean Isle, in what is now known as …
reviewed Ron Bermudez Don Armando Rum. May 15, 2010
This is the second review I am publishing with respect to the rums of Ron Bermudez . I previously reviewed the Ron Anejo Bermudez 5 Anos here on my blog based upon a sample bottle provided to my by Westway …
reviewed Wiser's De Luxe Canadian Whisky. May 15, 2010
Wiser's De Luxe Canadian Whisky
Wiser’s De Luxe Canadian Whisky I am continuing my journey through the Wiser’s family of Canadian whiskies. Previously I have reviewed, the Wiser’s Small Batch Canadian Whisky, and the …
reviewed Glen Breton Ice Wine Finish. May 15, 2010
Glen Breton Ice Wine Finish
I recently came into possession of something entirely new to me, the 250 ml Jost Ice Wine finished 10 year old cask strength release of the Glen Breton rare. While not a gift from the distillery …
reviewed Wine Cocktails: 50 Stylish Sippers Th.... May 12, 2010
Wine Cocktails: 50 Stylish Sippers That Show Off
I'm no wine connoisseur but I do drink a fair bit of wine (Cabs and Merlots mostly). Wines are relatively low cal, and in moderation, they're supposed to be good for you (especially the reds)! I admit, …
reviewed Tangueray No. 10 Gin. April 17, 2010
Tangueray No. 10 Gin
Tangueray No. 10 (A gin review)    Oh my!  The RumHowler Blog has branched out again.  This is my first attempt at a gin review.   My plan is to review at least three …
reviewed Appleton Estate 21 Year old Rum. April 06, 2010
Appleton Estate 21 Year old Rum
This is the final review in my series of Appleton Estate Rum Reviews, which I began to publish about two months ago.  The impetus for the review series was an invite offered to me to attend a free …
reviewed Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon. April 05, 2010
Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon
Last year I purchased a bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel  Kentucky Bourbon, the 1998 vintage.  It sat on my shelf, waiting and  waiting to be opened.  I had only one bottle and …
reviewed Wine Cocktails: 50 Stylish Sippers Th.... April 05, 2010
Wine Cocktails: 50 Stylish Sippers That Show Off
I've seen this book offered for awhile, and because the subject seemed outdated I hesitated before finally selecting to review it. Wine cocktails seem to be from a forgotten era while the cover is reminiscent …
reviewed Calico Jack Spiced Rum. March 18, 2010
Calico Jack Spiced Rum
John “Calico Jack’ Rackham was a pirate of the early eighteenth century who seems to have two primary claims to fame.  The first was that his design of the ship’s flag may actually …
reviewed McClellands Highland Single Malt. March 18, 2010
McClellands Highland Single Malt
   The McClelland’s whisky brand is comprised of four main expressions, each associated with a particular region, or maybe I should say style, of of Scottish whisky.  The Brand is …
reviewed Ron Zacapa. March 18, 2010
Ron Zacapa
I often find claims of something being the "best" or "finest" to be dubious, at best.  When I was traveling in Guatemala and was told that Ron Zacapa was the "best rum …
reviewed Canadian Caribou Cocktail. March 16, 2010
Canadian Caribou Cocktail
The Canadian Caribou   an original cocktail By Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf) For this cocktail we need a Canadian Whisky with a strong Rye profile.  Here are several which work fine, Gibson’s …
reviewed El Dorado 5 Yr Cask Aged Rum. March 16, 2010
El Dorado 5 Yr Cask Aged Rum
Demerara County (in Guyana) is popular across the world for its rich, three hundred year history of rum production. Using a combination of old wooden stills in conjunction with modern stills and distilling …
reviewed Ron Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva. March 13, 2010
Ron Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
If I had to pick a rum to be the crown jewel of Destilerias Unidas, this would be the easy choice.  Rich and complex, silky smooth and just as at home in a glass by itself or shaken/stirred and strained …
reviewed Santa Teresa 1796. March 13, 2010
Santa Teresa 1796 is a delicious representative of Venezuela.  The rich, flavorful rum should be a welcome guest in any drinker’s glass.  At $40 – $50 depending on where you find …
reviewed Montanya Platino Rum. March 13, 2010
American rum is a tradition that goes back to the early colonial days when the tricorn hat was still en vogue.  While the cyclical nature of fashion has not yet brought back the tricorn (for reasons …
reviewed Diageo vs Bacardi Rumwar. March 13, 2010
   Diageo is attacking rival Bacardi because of Bacardi’s “hidden campaign” for rum supremacy in America that would "kill" off a series of lucrative tax excises that …
reviewed Crown Royal Whisky. March 12, 2010
Crown Royal Whisky
Crown Royal Canadian Whisky  81/100   a review  by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf)      Here is a mini review of Crown Royal Canadian Whisky.     …
reviewed Diplomatico Rum. March 12, 2010
Diplomatico Rum
Here is a short novelty for all Lunch & Rumpages readers.       In my talks with Diplomatico Master Blender Tito Cordero for my website Rumpages.com Tito mentioned that he is developing …
reviewed Flor de Caña Rum Distillery. March 11, 2010
Flor de Caña Rum Distillery
Flor de Caña Rums are personal favourites of mine.  They are produced by Compañia Licorera de Nicaragua in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. They claim to own the world’s largest stock …
reviewed THE ACROBAT Cocktail. March 11, 2010
Here is the recipe/information for the Acrobat:      THE ACROBAT A bubbly cocktail in a Highball Glass Ingredients: 2 oz Whisky (I suggest Bourbon)   1 oz Cointreau   …
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