Whisky Review: Lismore Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whsky

I’m not made of money, and not every night is a Lagavulin night. Sometimes I just need something that I can mix in a cocktail without feeling regret about wasting a “good” spirit. But I’m also not interested in something bland or poor quality, either. To fill this void of a reasonably priced yet consistently delicious scotch whisky, one of my go-to brands has been Lismore.

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Cocktail Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Kentucky Mule

It’s that time of the year again… when everything is pumpkin spice flavored including Spam, pasta sauce, and Kit-Kat bars. (I’m not kidding — Google these for yourself!) For the majority of these Franken-foods, the pumpkin spice is quite obviously being shoehorned into/onto the product. But in my opinion, there’s one place where the ubiquitous flavoring actually makes sense: a Kentucky Mule.

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Whiskey Review: Balcones Texas High Rye Bourbon

Balcones Distilling recently had its first Bourbon Fest and, like moths to a flame, Texas-based whiskey drinkers (myself included) made the pilgrimage to Waco, Texas to check it out. One of the things that they were selling that weekend was a special bottling of their Texas High Rye Bourbon — and after one sip, I knew that this was something interesting that deserved a review.

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Whiskey Review: Nikka Blended Whisky

I’m always on the lookout for new products from my favorite distilleries, and in this case it might not be so much of a “new” product as it is one that’s just new to me. I’m used to the higher end spirits from the Nikka production facilities, but had never heard of the Nikka Blended Whisky before I spotted a bottle in Brussels a few weeks back. Intrigued, I snagged a sample and brought it back to the States for further investigation.

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Zippo Releases Butane and Electric Inserts for Lighters

One of the most popular articles we’ve written is about this butane lighter insert for Zippo lighters. People love the form factor of Zippo lighters, but especially for cigars, having a butane flame is a far superior heat source than the oily lighter fluid. It used to be that you needed third party aftermarket parts to fill that need, but starting this week Zippo is announcing that they are making both a butane and an electric arc lighter insert.

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Review: Traditional Herd Creek Blended Special Select

I walked into my local convenience store one day and saw an interesting sight: something that looked damn near like a liquor cabinet with spirits for sale. There was something that looked like a vodka, another that had an agave plant on the label like a tequila, and this bottle of… whiskey? But it doesn’t say any of those words on the bottles. I needed to investigate further, taste buds be damned.

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