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Vodka, The Recession Proof Spirit
Results From The World’s Largest Vodka Tasting

By Jerald O’Kennard

Despite the weak US economy vodka sales remain strong with an increase of 6% in volume over last year. Our own informal barometer of the vodka market, the number of vodkas entered into our annual International Review of Spirits vodka tasting, confirms this trend with over 143 entries this year, a new record for us and probably the world.   more >>

The Bourbonation of America
The State of Whisky Addressed

By Jerald O’Kennard

As dead leaves fall and bitter winds bellow, I find myself reaching for a fortifying glass of America’s native spirit, bourbon. My old Kentucky friend is always near and dear, but something new is bubbling, brewing, and becoming across the land.   more >>

Year-End Spirits Round Up - Update
Liquid Gems for your Home Bar

By Jerald O’Kennard

If you’re not going out to bars as much these days to save a little money, we understand. But, that’s no reason to skimp out on stocking your personal bar with great, interesting spirits to enjoy at home. To that end, we have been tirelessly tasting away, searching for the best tasting and best value spirits and have found many gems for your consideration.   more >>