This is a gin.
We often get to say this because our brand is honesty and we give -Infinity fucks what spirit makers or marketers want people to say about their products – so Fuck This Rum. We’ll mention below this might get a slight second wind with eggnog, but if that’s all your rum has to live by? Fuck you.
We saw the name here and thought – hey that sounds vaguely familiar. Then the name John Rackham came up and we instantly knew it. Because of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. (This post sponsored by Ubisoft – but no not really we’d never take their money). However if we wanted to give a true lead-in before the fold we’d stop making video game reference and joke that this is less ‘Calico Jack’ and more ‘Carmel Jack’
Conceived in the golden coasts of California, made in the clear waters of Oregon, a recipe going back to the walls of Lucca Italy itself we have Uncle Val’s gin. A gin that is quite simply – a mid-tier wannabe high-tier gin. (oshi-)
Always a good sign when the cost of the bourbon is under $10 and the website doesn’t actually exist on it’s own. (I’m only kidding Ezra Brooks you’re not that bad come back). For those of you gamers out there we release this ‘Ten High” bourbon at Noon (we always have) so this a perfect whiskey for Overwatch. Provided you give it to the other team to make them lose and so you don’t hear the coughing.
Before we get to the Oban distillery on our Scottish tour we try a whisky with a weird cat thing on it. It also (self-described) tastes like a candle? Because who doesn’t want to eat candles? It could be worse though. You could try this on the rocks. (hey-o)
We begin our month of scotch with something a little more on the lower end. Glen Garioch is by no means a bad scotch, but when you compare it to other highland scotchs even the basics of Highland Park are better. If you don’t read anything further just please go find a better highland scotch, maybe an Ardmore or Deanston’s.
Before we delve into another month or so of scotch (we went to Scotland, fight us. Good news is it will end with a distillery tour of Oban, including special versions!) we’ll first review a gin. From Scotland. What we didn’t feel like going that far.