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Evan Williams 1783 Bourbon

Evan Williams 1783 Bourbon

Quite honestly, a product in search of a reason to exist. If there’s a niche it fills, I’m not savvy enough to detect it.
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Bushmills Red Bush

Bushmills Red Bush

Ugh. Sometimes you think you have enough information to figure a product out, and then the rug gets pulled out from under you.
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Highland Park Magnus

Highland Park Magnus

Is it horrendous? No. Is it overpriced and only a shadow of what the distillery has to offer? Absolutely.
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Collingwood Canadian Whisky

Collingwood Canadian Whisky

Collingwood isn't the worst Canadian whisky I've tried, but it's a good enough primer on why people shit on the category.
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The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

Offensively bad at the price, made altogether worse by being positioned as a capable stand-in for a much better product. A total skip.
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Courvoisier VSOP Cognac

Courvoisier VSOP Cognac

Is it downright awful? No. That said, it's hard to reward what I feel is the taste of resting on centuries-old laurels. 
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Tullamore DEW

Tullamore DEW

An underachieving whiskey for sure. If you're wondering if the alternative to Bushmills and Jameson is any good, it really isn't.
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Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila

Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila

Cuervo Gold: the spirit so bad it convinced multiple generations they don't like an entire category of liquor. Let's buckle in for a well-deserved hatchet job.
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Korbel Brandy

Korbel Brandy

Ever smell something that brings you back to a particular time and place? Perhaps a time and a place you're thankful you haven't experienced in a while? Buckle up for a vivid story!  
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Girvan Patent Still No. 4 Apps Grain Whisky

Girvan Patent Still No. 4 Apps Grain Whisky

A light, otherwise boring whisky might be able to escape the sharpest barbs of criticism if the price was good. However, the distillers want about $45 for this, and at that price this bottle has nowhere to hide.  Overall Rating:   

New Amsterdam Gin

New Amsterdam Gin

If you're basing your understanding of "New American" gins based off of what's in the New Amsterdam bottle... uh, don't.  Overall Rating: 

Bacardi Superior Rum

Bacardi Superior Rum

I'll be honest: if this stuff is superior rum, I'm having a really hard time trying to think of a single rum that it's actually superior to.  Overall Rating: