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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

A small holiday update for Spirit Animal's well-wishers (and/or usual motley crew of ne'er-do-wells).

Why I Won't Review Independent Bottlings

Why I Won't Review Independent Bottlings

So after part 1 and 2, let me say again that Independent Bottlings of spirits like Scotch, Rum, and Bourbon can be great. That said, I have some pretty strong feelings about why I'm not going to cover them.

Shelf Creep

Shelf Creep

Collecting and trying new things is fun. However, you may find that you buy more bottles then you actually drink, and then WHAM: home bar. And there's a psychological reason for it, y'know.

In Praise of Miniatures

In Praise of Miniatures

Constantly underappreciated, liquor miniatures actually have quite a lot going for them beyond novelty. I'll do my best to explain why a few of these often sneak their way home from the local bottle shop.  

A Word About Our Ratings

A Word About Our Ratings

Rating things is easy. Rating things sensibly and consistently is an entirely different can of worms, and one that merits at least a little bit of discussion here on the site.

Our Take on Flavored Spirits

Our Take on Flavored Spirits

Flavored spirits are popular, but you're not going to find too much written about them here. The short answer is that most of them are terrible, but a longer answer lurks inside.

Collectible Whisky and the Perpetual Dilemma

Collectible Whisky and the Perpetual Dilemma

Investing in old and rare whisky is becoming more common. However, the difference between whisky and other investment instruments is that you're not likely to drink your T-bills, stocks, or collectible coins.  

Bad Taste Is Expensive

Bad Taste Is Expensive

If you're drinking cheaper stuff when you go out in order to save money, you might want to give this article a little click.

 

 

The Gospel of Color, ABV, and Filtration

The Gospel of Color, ABV, and Filtration

As you continue to read about whiskey, you're bound to run across these three terms. Are they important? Yes. Are they what necessarily define a good product? Not necessarily, I argue.