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reviewed Greenore 8. March 07, 2010
Greenore 8
The aromas are nuanced—sumptuous—inviting--elegant: Soft vanilla, green apple, corn, white tea, lemon and toasty grains. These clean, fresh smells fall lightly onto your palate in a finespun, …
reviewed Manhattan (cocktail). March 06, 2010
Manhattan
My recipe for the manhattan is as follows:      The Manhattan 2 oz Canadian Rye Whisky (substitute Bourbon, or Tennessee Whisky)   3/4 oz Sweet Red Vermouth   Dash …
reviewed William Humbert Walnut Brown Sherry. March 05, 2010
William Humbert Walnut Brown sherry
   Unusual amongst the Oloroso Cream sherries one tends to find in Canada, the Walnut Brown makes use of all three of the legally allowed sherry grapes: the base palomino, the raisiny pedro …
reviewed Appleton VX Rum. March 05, 2010
Appleton VX Rum
Review Appleton Estate VX  Rum  80/100   a review by Chip Dykstra (AkA Arctic Wolf)      .Appleton Estate VX Rum is the entry level rum in the Appleton Estate family …
reviewed Parker's Heritage Collections Golden .... March 03, 2010
Parker's Heritage Collections Golden Anniversary
Parker's Heritage Collections latest offering, called Parker's Golden Anniversary, was crafted to celebrate Parker Beam's 50 years at Heaven Hill. This 100 proof whiskey is an assemblage of whiskeys distilled …
reviewed Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a Cla.... March 02, 2010
Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a Classic American
When I saw this book, I was very interested because I have been known to drink a cocktail or two in my time. I am uninterested in the bar scene, and I prefer to make my own cocktails at home. I don't …
reviewed Highland Park 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky. March 01, 2010
Highland Park 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky
Highland Park 12 year old Whisky (94.5/100)   A Condensced Review by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf)          Overview:      A magnificent …
reviewed OXO Double Jigger - Silver/ Black. February 27, 2010
OXO Double Jigger - Silver/ Black
I recently purchased and was disappointed by the Stanton Trading 1-Ounce by 1-1/2-Ounce stainless steel double jigger's poor quality. After returning the Stanton Trading double jigger to Amazon, I drove …
reviewed Stanton Trading Double Jigger, Stainl.... February 27, 2010
Stanton Trading Double Jigger, Stainless Steel
After receiving several bar books and trying out recipes, I decided to purchase a jigger. The Stanton Trading jigger seemed reasonably priced and is the size recommended in one of the books. It was inexpensive, …
reviewed Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a Cla.... February 26, 2010
Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a Classic American
If you are Bourbon lover like myself, you will love this book. Although it has only 50 recipes, most of the recipes are pretty "classic" and serves as a very handy reference, especially for someone who …
reviewed Rum Sloe and Sour (cocktail). February 25, 2010
Rum Sloe and Sour: a cocktail Evolution
The Evolution of a Cocktail Let us start with the Whiskey Sour a classic cocktail from the the late nineteenth century which has stood the test of time and is still popular.  Here is the recipe: …
reviewed High West Whiskey - Rendevous. February 25, 2010
High West Whiskey - Rendevous
High West Whiskey – Rendezvous (89.5/100)   A Review by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf) A Brand new Whiskey company is on the block with their distillery in of all places Utah Wyoming.  …
reviewed The Sloe Lime Daiquiri (cocktail). February 24, 2010
Cocktail: The Sloe Lime Daiquiri
In truth this is not a true daiquiri, but rather a daiquiri styled cocktail.  A true daiquiri would never have the ice added.  The ice does however serve two purposes for this cocktail.  …
reviewed The Pink Rocket (cocktail). February 24, 2010
The Pink Rocket
Sometimes I play with old ideas in an attempt to come up with something fresh. In this case the old idea is from a the 1937 publication, Cafe Royal Cocktail Book, Coronation Edition, compiled by W.J. …
reviewed Lambs Blacksheep Spiced Rum. February 24, 2010
Lambs Blacksheep Spiced Rum
Lambs Blacksheep Spiced Rum 89pts   A Review by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf) In the Bottle: (4.0) The Lamb's blacksheep Spice Rum presentation in a typical Lamb's flagon style bottle.  …
reviewed Bushmills 16yr Old Single Malt Irish .... February 23, 2010
Bushmills Malt  16 Yr Old Single Malt Whiskey    88pts   A Review by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf) The 16 Yr old Bushmills Single Malt is comprised of whiskey distilled …
reviewed El Dorado 3 Year Cask Aged Demerara Rum. February 23, 2010
El 3 year Old Rum
El Dorado 3yr Cask Aged Rum (92.0pts)   a review by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf)   The Rum Howler Blog (and now Whisky too!) In the Bottle: (4.0/5)   A new fancy bottle …
reviewed Mount Gay Extra Old Barbados Rum. February 23, 2010
Mount Gay Extra Old Barbados Rum
Mount Gay Extra  Old Barbados Rum   81.5 pts   A Review by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf)   The Rum Howler Blog (and now Whistky Too!) In the Bottle (4.5/5) I love the …
reviewed Cabo Wabo Reposado Tequila. February 23, 2010
Cabo Wabo Reposado Tequila
Cabo Wabo Rep0sado Tequila    88.5/100   A Review by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf)   The Rum Howler Blog (and now Whisky Too!) Cabo Wabo Tequila is made from 100 percent …
reviewed Alberta Premium Rye 25Yr Old (100% ry.... February 23, 2010
Alberta Premium Rye 25Yr Old (100% rye whisky)
Alberta Premium Rye 25Yr Old    95.5pts   A Review by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf)   The Rum Howler Blog (and Now Whiskey Too!)    Alberta Distillers the …
reviewed Barbancourt 8 Yr Old Haitian Rhum. February 23, 2010
Barbancourt 8 Yr Old Haitian Rhum
Review: Barbancourt 8 Yr Old Haitian Rhum (84.5/100)   a review by Chp Dykstra (AkA Arctic Wolf)   The Rum Howler Blog (and Now Whiskey Too!) Rhum Barbancourt is distilled and produced …
reviewed Guinness Draught. February 19, 2010
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Guinness
Everyone's heard of Guinness. even if you don't drink beer, you've heard of Guinness.  As the gentleman in the TV ads would say, their marketing is, "brilliant!" Unfortunately, their beer …
reviewed Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a Cla.... February 18, 2010
Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a Classic American
This is a small and easy-to-use book that should function well both for the bourbon traditionalist and those seeking to explore new ways to make use of what Congress apparently once called "a distinctive …
reviewed Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a Cla.... February 18, 2010
Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a Classic American
This small book is a nice collection of bourbon recipes from the standard to the bizarre. There is a nice cross section of recipes for anyone from the neophyte who has only a small bar to the veteran …
reviewed Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a Cla.... February 15, 2010
Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a Classic American
Fred Thompson has taken taken a truly American spirit, bourbon, and offered it up in fifty wonderful recipes in his book, "Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes For A Classic American Spirit."    He …
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