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Eddie’s Spirit Chronicles: Whisky Live

Eddie Pensier writes: I was hesitant when I purchased my $99 tickets for Whisky Live Canberra: Would it be worth the money? I was mindful of the fiasco that was the recent Australian Barbecue Festival in Sydney and set my … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Spirit Chronicles: Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whisky

Eddie Pensier writes: I first tasted Balcones Baby Blue at the marvelous Seven Grand whisky bar in downtown Los Angeles. The friendly and knowledgeable barkeep Paul was a big fan but warned me not to get too attached to the stuff: … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Spirit Chronicles: Angostura 1824 Rum

Eddie Pensier writes: I picked up this pricey Trinidadian sipper because I had a gift card to a local bottle shop. I’d been hoping for a Diplomatico or a Zacapa but this one was the best one on the shelf … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Spirit Chronicles: Bruichladdich Octomore

Eddie Pensier writes: My most recent trip to New York resulted in an invitation to a free Bruichladdich tasting at the excellent Upper East Side Scotch bar Caledonia, and this was the last dram–the self-proclaimed “peatiest whisky in the world”. … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Spirit Chronicles: Armorik Double Maturation Whisky

Eddie Pensier writes: I tried this Breton whisky for patriotism’s sake this past Bastille Day.  Somewhat to my surprise, it was absolutely sensational.  Rich smoky-leathery nose caused raised eyebrows: this is no fleur délicat here.  The main palate note is … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Spirit Chronicles: Atlantico Private Cask

Eddie Pensier writes: Atlantico is a young Dominican distillery, not a decade old. Their range has found favor with, of all people, Enrique Iglesias, who is a partner in the business and makes promotional videos for them. This is the … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Spirit Chronicles: Stolen Rum Coffee & Cigarettes

Eddie Pensier writes: New Zealand brand Stolen Rum has a hipster origin story for the ages: inspired by a Jim Jarmusch movie. Instead of the usual fruitcakey sorts of spices that flavor a spiced rum, Stolen decided to make theirs … Continue reading

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