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Turning Tradition on its Nose

Compass Box Orangerie Scotch Whisky Infusion


Scotch drinkers are a finicky bunch. We know this because Gear Patrol has its share of whisky aficionados on its staff. Drinking Scotch is an activity not to be taken lightly, and is done with a great deal of reverence. So,

As good as Scotch? Blasphemy!

The Yamazaki 12-Year Old Single Malt Whisky

yamazaki The Japanese have a knack for taking things made famous by other countries and duplicating them perfectly, often improving them. Think of the sports sedan, outdoor gear, tea, and the diver's watch. But when I received a bottle of The

Jack Daniel’s Single Whiskey Barrel

240 Bottles of J.D. - Almost Enough To Get You Through The Holidays


You probably don't know this, but there's a pretty popular drink called Jack Daniel's Whiskey. It's a semi-famous drink distilled in Lynchburg, Tennessee (population: 361) and it's been around since 1866. You

(rī)1 Whiskey

It's Pronounced "Rye One"

ri1-whiskey.jpgWell, this is surprising. Normally we expect our brown distilled bevs in a more traditional package, but the makers of Jim Beam have made a whiskey for the urbanites and sophisticates without disenfranchising the traditionalists. (rī)1 is a modern take on

Laphroaig 10 Year Scotch Whisky

laphroaig.10.year.single.malt.scotch.jpgThere are three main ingredients that make Laphroaig 10 year: barley, water and yeast. As Islay, a remote island in the Western Isles of Scotland (how's that for a story) Laphroaig makes scotch and they make good scotch. With a 200 year history

Small Batch Bourbon


If you're a man and enjoy a good drink then relegating yourself to beers and vodka alone is truly sad. Take your personal consumption and home bar up a notch with a small batch bourbon. It's a drink truly made for the connoisseur. Every