Category Archives: Review

Vermouth all the way down

While at Tales of the Cocktail, we got to try some of the Carpano white vermouths which we were very excited about as we’re big fans of the Carpano Antica. We ordered some when they were not yet available in … Continue reading

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Shaker Showdown: Koriko Tins vs. Oxo Cobbler

Here at Booze Nerds HQ, cobbler shakers are our workhorses. We find them more convenient than Boston shakers, which tend to leak more and require more overhead to make/break the seal. For a home bar, that’s kinda a deal breaker … Continue reading

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Vinn Distillery

Christa was down in Portland last weekend (with Christopher, to watch Lovecraft films at the Hollywood Theater ’cause she’s a geek ;)), and visited Vinn, the newest addition to Distillery Row, while she was there. Vinn makes outstanding spirits in … Continue reading

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Amaro: Ramazzotti

We like and use lots of amaros here at Booze Nerds. They can add a lot of complexity and flavor to a cocktail as well as some sweetness, so are very useful to have in your bar. There are many … Continue reading

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Washington Gin Showcase Part 5

It’s time again for another showcase of some of the great gins we have here in Washington state. This go around we have the BelleWood, the 5 O’Clock Somewhere, a seasonal Spy Hop with nettles and finally the Dry County. … Continue reading

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Washington Gin Showcase Part 4

Yesterday we went to Proof, a showcase for local distillers. Something right up our alley 🙂 It was fantastic – if you are in the Seattle area and didn’t get a chance to attend, we strongly recommend that you try to do … Continue reading

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Kentucky Bourbon Tour: Four Roses

Being booze nerds and all (hence the name :)), it isn’t unheard of for us to spend our vacation time doing things that are booze-related. So a week and a half ago, we decided to go to Lexington, Kentucky and … Continue reading

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The Four Roses Alphabet

We here at Booze Nerds like bourbon a lot and one of our favorite distillers is Four Roses. For those of you who are unaware of this, Four Roses has 10 different recipes that they make, using two different mash … Continue reading

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Washington Gin Showcase Part 3

Hello and welcome to our Washington Gin Showcase part 3! Yes, we have that many delicious gins here in Washington State, so expect to see a part 4 down the road 🙂 Be sure to check out parts one and … Continue reading

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White Lion

For this week’s post, we’re having a taste of something a little different. We managed to get our hands on a bottle of White Lion VSOA. What is it, you ask? Well, it’s a liquor made out of the fermented … Continue reading

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