If this is what Finland has to offer, than I think they should stick to memes of being invulnerable to cold. While there might be other Finnish vodkas that are good, this is down right terrible in nearly every way. It may actually be in the bottom 3 of our scoring system.
Time for some more higher shelf bourbon – this time one I’ve had a few times, but mostly in bars or tastings. Woodford Reserve has always been an iconic looking bottle in shops despite it’s simplicity, but alas while it wins well in some places – as often in our format it’s not a perfect whiskey by any means.
Via Cordis Abbey Blonde: 4.0 – It’s got a sweet hoppy flavor, but I really enjoy blondes where the flavor is forward instead of hidden behind some sweetness. (Bad joke: I also prefer the beer like that). It seems though that my new state of Mass is superior to CT, (who both lose to New Hampshire).
Google Shop Average: Via Cordis Abbey Blonde $5.50
I have actually visited the Tower of London and seen the men wearing the outfit’s pictured on the bottle. I feel though that instead there should be a crow for how badly this tastes. Not to give it a bad rap, but this is normally what you serve in bars as the cheap gin for a good reason.
So as previously mentioned I am not able to attend my beloved regularly scheduled tasting. I was linked to a story by one of my compatriots and I felt the need to share. It’s the story of a man trying to visit every bar in Worcester (my home town), and so far he’s already broken the 100+ mark.
Aside from applauding the local hero I share this because it resonates with what we do here at Honest Booze Reviews – namely that we constantly are trying new things, and we’re reporting back. It’s what sets this site aside from many review sites which are not as structured, award points like it’s their birthday, and are more interested in page views than honest reporting. (I’ve visited some of the bars on his tour and for the most part I agree or respect his views)
This though is the point – in that anyone who views this site should also continue to try new places. It’s easy to see people who fall into the same kind of spirit or beer or even bar, and because friends or family, or Yelp reviews they never leave that comfort zone. I’m not saying if you find a scotch you like you shouldn’t get it on occasion – but keep searching and you don’t know what you’ll find.
– Buffalo out.
Mystic Saison: 6.0 – Ahh unfiltered Saisons – the beer where you’re supposed to over pour because the head will be half that glass. However once the head fades after an eternity (or if you like me actually did put it in the sink just because you got impatient) It is actually a very tasty saison.
Google Shop Average: Mystic Saison $9
Victoria Lager: 4.5 – Even as a draft this beer just lacks any real impact.
Google Shop Average: Victoria Lager $8 for 6-Pack
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