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These rums will absolutely appeal to American Whiskey drinkers. The 12 year has become my go-to sipping #rum.
Parce brings two Columbian Rums to the US including an 8 Year and 12 Year Rum, both do a great job of showing just how good the rum category can be. Read our review.
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If you aren't familiar  with Cynar, now's a great time to explore this great amaro and it's new higher proof cousin. 
Cynar releases a new expression of its popular amaro, at twice the alcohol strength. Drink Spirits has the complete review of Cynar 70.
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Woodinville has its heart in the right place, but the whiskey suffers from  too much barrel impact. #CraftSpirits  
After 5 long years of waiting, Woodinville finally releases their first aged whiskey: Woodinville Straight Bourbon. Drink Spirits has a review.
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More #Rum reviews from +Drink Spirits 
Mezan curates rum from Jamaica & Panama, both of which are soft and affable sipping rums, both would be better at higher ABVs. Read the Drink Spirits review
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I've always loved Michael Collins Single Malt Irish Whiskey, nice to see +Teeling Whiskey Distillery  bring back a malt that's reminiscent of it.

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After decades running the Cooley Distillery in Ireland, the Teeling's branch out with one of the best Single Malt Irish Whiskies we've had.
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This Chocolate Cafe is in Cambridge not to far from ART, I love what they do and so I'm super stoked that they did a whisky collection!
 
Simply stunning collection of whisky chocolates from L.A. Burdick Chocolate Cafe in Cambridge. It's their new Robert Burns Whisky Collection.
Here's the rundown:

Robert Burns Collection
1. Lagavulin Truffle: chocolate truffle with a pronounced peat and smoke note and a hint of Lapsang Souchong tea.
2. Macallan: a square bonbon with two layers of filling; 1, dark ganache flavored with Macallan cask strength whisky; 2, Macallan flavored pistachio almond paste; coated with dark chocolate and topped with a split pistachio (a Classic malt taste)
3. Talisker: a rectangular bonbon coated in milk chocolate with a currant as garnish; the ganache made with hazelnuts, currants and Talisker whisky. Whisky creates a nice finish of leather and smoke.
4. Springbank: a large rectangular bonbon flavored with honey and the mildest of the different scotch whiskys. The chocolate is enrobed in dark chocolate and garnished with a double fork design. Springbank whisky is medium bodied with hints of vanilla, dried pear and almost floral notes.
5. Highland Park: a square bonbon with the flavor of grapefruit blended with one of the finest all around single malt whiskys. Enrobed with dark chocolate and sprinkled with shaved milk chocolate. Highland park is the most northern distilled whisky in the world and comes from the island of Orkney. The flavor balances heather, peat, malt and citrus in a very elegant way.
6. Glenfarclas: a small rectangular bonbon with a diagonal white chocolate cross resembling the shape and look of the Scottish flag. The flavor is a medium peat whisky that is paired with dark chocolate and dried figs.
7. Lagavulin Honey Truffle: this particular honey truffle has a thin ganache center with Lagavulin instead of rum.

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Artedibles, the original bourbon chocolates (prepared goody package for the Oscars their first year) in Louisville does a world class chocolate presentation. They even do one named after my brother "The Historian". Mike has been sending them to my wife three years running and I think it's the only reason she hangs around.😏
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The latest Orphan Barrel release comes without an age statement. Will Whiskey lovers still go for it?
Diageo takes on the world of age stated whiskies with an Orphan Barrel release that supposedly came about by accident: The Gifted Horse Whiskey. Read our review.
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The Fruli Strawberry beer is a bit on the sweet side, so it's nice to cut it 50/50 with a stout for a chocolate strawberry dessert beer. Or maybe even for #ValentinesDay

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+Drink Spirits travels to Gascony (because someone has to!) and brings back this complete report on exactly what is Armagnac and why you should explore it: http://www.drinkspirits.com/brandy/all-about-armagnac/

#Armagnac   #France   #Brandy  
There's a popular misconception that Armagnac very similar to Cognac, it isn't. Cognac is a spirit category with rules and regularities designed to create similarities between different cognacs. While Armagnac is defined more by just how different each Armagnac is.
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I was fortunate in my late teens/early 20s to live down the street from a fantastic little bar that was utterly dedicated to cognac, armagnac, and selignac. Learned a lot. 
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New Rum from the 86 Co.
The 86 Co. builds on their success with their first aged product, a 7 year old Panamanian rum, Cana Brava Reserva Aneja.
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First review of 2016. Yippee!
High West Distillery has shown their aptitude in creating unique offerings from acquired spirits. Their new Yippee Ki-Yay finishes their popular Double Rye whiskey in Vermouth and Syrah barrels to create a spirit that will appeal to fans of Manhattan cocktails.
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They sell their spirits by the barrel, what a merchant does with that is their business. So beyond that they don't get any "kickback"

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Looking for a good holiday gift? Try these #Whiskey  ideas.
Whiskey makes a great holiday gift! We've got our picks for the best whiskies for your gift giving.
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Idea ? A few years ago i attended a cigar bar who served 25 yr old aged brandy we had 4 to choose from cigar complemented alcoholic beverages. ( "TRIVIA ") Who invented the barrel to transport SPIRITS? Clue.... He was from Myra Bari near Andriatic sea border, and he was the first to get the Jews drunken, in Revelations 2:14? SAINT, SATAN, or SANTA LOL....
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Professional Drinker, Writer at DrinkSpirits.com, Vlogger, Speaker and Entrepreneur
Introduction

I am the founder, and managing editor of Drink Spirits and online magazine that helps people figure out what to drink. Beyond writing reviews, I enjoy going behind the scenes of notable brands around the world.

Some of the my favorite behind the scenes experiences have included Highland Park, Maker's Mark and Ketel One.

This year I caught the Vlogging bug and began to shoot video companions to most of our key articles. All our videos can be found on the Drink Spirits YouTube Page. One of my favorite ones up there is the series I shot in Trinidad for Carnival. While there are 5 videos in that series, the one that seems to have captured it the best is Episode 5.

Because of my job I travel quite a bit and love to share my photos in the +Travel Photography community as well as via twitter and instagram and of course on G+!  I love food (and often share what I'm eating to Foodies+) but have vowed never to be a food blogger. I also LOVE movies (I used to own and run DVD Talk) but I'm not a movie geek, I have to use IMDB just as much as everyone else to look stuff up. I went to school for film and photography and love to take pictures. 

One of my favorite pastimes is walking. Give me an amazing city and someone cool to talk to and I'll walk and talk for hours. It's one of the reasons I love NY and great walking cities like London, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona.

Professional Biography:

Geoffrey Kleinman is the founder, and managing editor of DrinkSpirits.com, an online magazine dedicated to help people explore the vast world of distilled spirits. He is a nationally recognized spirits columnist, and has contributed to Playboy Magazine, Black Book Magazine and Essential Homme. He is also currently on the review team of Whisky Advocate Magazine.

As a leading expert on spirits and mixology, Geoff is often cited and has appeared in the Wall St. JournalBusiness Insider, Yahoo Finance and Esquire. He jas also served as a judge for many spirit and cocktail competitions throughout the country. 

Prior to Drink Spirits, Geoff founded and managed DVDTalk.com, one of the top 1000 web sites on the Internet.  He was one of the early podcasting pioneers with DVDTalk Radio and an early mover with RSS and email newsletters. He first connected with the net in 1988 under bitnet and has hooked ever since.

Geoff is the founder of the Society of Modern Journalists, is Bar Certified by the Beverage Alcohol Resource Group, and is a Kentucky Colonel. Read him at http://www.DrinkSpirits.com.

Personal Life:

In 2012 I moved my family from Portland, Oregon to Marblehead, MA. It was a massive life change and one which has completely reshaped my life and my family.  I grew up on the west coast but have always had a deep love for the east coast. While the move was tough, settling in has been easy and I've loved being a part of all the great local sports that Boston has to offer (#GoBruins)!

I have two daughters (one of them a teenager, thus the emergence of grey hairs on my head) and one son. My wife Heather is the co-editor of Drink Spirits and the source of great inspiration and sanity. Parker, my dog is a labradoodle and one of the goofiest and most loving dogs I've ever met. 

You can contact me via G+ or email me at geoff (at) kleinman.com

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  • DrinkSpirits.com
    Editor, present
    Editor and key reviewer for Drink Spirits.
  • Kleinman.com
    Writer, Consultant, Entrepreneur, 2014
  • Whisky Advocate Magazine
    Writer, 2014
    Buying guide writer/reviewer.
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  • DVDTalk.com
  • Intel
  • Vulcan's Forge
  • One World Internetworking
  • Creative Artists Agency
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