New Liberty Distillery

Lagavulin Distillery

Aged 16 Years Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A wee dram for the last night at the Hawaii house. So many great bottles shared over ten years, recorded by the bowl of corks seen in the photo. I hope the new owner doesn’t drink Napa cab here after I’m gone.. — a month ago

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The Balvenie Distillery

New Wood Aged 17 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky

This is an amazing example of precision new wood finish. Don’t get me wrong, there is a forest of new oak, butIt’s not overwhelmed or undercut, sideswiped or fracked by it. It is a perfect counterbalance to the heat and oak in this instance. Butterscotch and candied lemon bacon-smoked, and coated in Provence chocolates of candied lavender. Tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, baked apple, pepper, baked pear with vanilla bean and toffee sweeping you off in comfort. — 2 years ago

Hillrock Estate Distillery

Solera Aged Bourbon Whiskey 1806

Mike R

@ADAM STROMFELD i don’t like i ❤️it

What does a NC man do for entertainment- he drives to south jersey to visit a friend - that friend introduces him to a bourbon - solera aged style - so damn smooth - what heat disappears so quick it was shocking leaving an amazing finish - I truly appreciate this recommendation and I am believer Adam - total smiles
— 3 years ago

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@Mike R so happy you are enjoying the bourbon!! So great to see you up here in NJ for the Russell Bevan Addax Wine Dinner!!

Lloyd Distillery

Bixby Dry Gin

My new favorite gin. — 4 months ago

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Enmore Rum Distillery

Demerara Rum

At Eric's in New York — 2 years ago


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Minnesota valley bootlegger! — 3 years ago

Jason Bonfig

Jason Bonfig

Times 5

Liberty Vineyards Winery

Lake Erie Traminette 2019

Floral. Yum. It's up on the list. — 6 months ago

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Syrah 2013

I'll start off by saying that I think less-than-ideal storage conditions marred this tasting with Kai. It's a struggle here really because I really like their Malaysian importer. I can understand the difficulties in maintaining an effective cold chain in Malaysia, so I sincerely hope this gets better.

Having said that, this was my favorite in Kai's line-up despite the slightly advanced wine. Good perfume, sporting smokey black fruits, herbs, spices, violets, and wood (which was a touch distracting). I felt the palate should have been livelier - dark-fruited, spicy, and earthy, with heavy charred notes permeating throughout. The finish has a lot fruit sweetness, with a lick of caramel and balsamic. Nice wine, though not one I'd actively seek.

To be frank I think too much oak was used here, but not in the same liberty as in Barossa Shiraz. It's more like Guigal vs Gonon... maybe that's a bit extreme... Jamet vs Gonon... though not quite right still. I like Kai, but I gotta follow my palate at times like this.
— a year ago

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