Episodes

Bottle #64: Café Noir

Bottle #64: Café Noir

Bottle #64 is Café Noir, a coffee liqueur. Clearly created before the internet era, because let me tell you, “Café Noir” is a completely useless name to type into a search engine.Which is say, it was pretty tricky to find out much about this one! I only found one...

Tasting Video #20

Tasting Video #20

When it comes to Google searches, Bottle #26: Boggs Cranberry Liqueur is one of the bottles on my website that gets the most hits. And it's because people who liked Boggs Cranberry Liqueur when it first came out LOVE the stuff, and they are searching still today for...

Bottle #63: Jonkanoo

Bottle #63: Jonkanoo

Bottle #63 is Jonkanoo, a coconut rum liqueur from Rieder Distilling in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. I’ve already told the story of Rieder Distilling in a joint episode about two of their other products, bottles #22 and #23.Based on trademark filings, Rieder first...

Bottle #62: Roncoco

Bottle #62: Roncoco

Bottle #62 is Roncoco, a coconut liqueur based on white rum, bottled in Lake Alfred, Florida, under the authority of Ron Matusalem of San Juan, Puerto Rico. As a rum fan, I was already aware of the Ron Matusalem name, although these days it is made and based in the...

Bottle #61: Taylor Fladgate 1982 LBV Port

Bottle #61: Taylor Fladgate 1982 LBV Port

Ah Port! There’s nothing so elegant as relaxing by the fire after dinner with some chocolate – or a cigar, if that’s your thing – and a glass of deep ruby red liquid. While there are tawny Ports and even white Ports, the deep red color is so synonymous with Port wine...

Reveal Video #13

Reveal Video #13

Some people think the number 13 is unlucky, but Reveal #13 was the exact opposite! This pick was filled with bottles that I'm excited to research, write about, and eventually taste! Watch as I pick a few more bottles from Grandma's collection to explore, and find a...

Tasting Video #19

Tasting Video #19

This tasting video was such a delight! My guest was Jennifer Querbes from Brandy Sainte Louise. We were both blown away at how similar my tiny old bottle of DeValcourt 10 Year Old French Brandy tasted to the brandy she's created! (Spoiler: they were both really...

Bottle #60: Novil Brandy

Bottle #60: Novil Brandy

Bottle #60, Novil Portuguese Brandy, is the oldest bottle that I’ve found so far. In fact, it’s so old that it was already old when Grandma added it to her collection. In the unboxing episode where I discovered this one, I got really excited that it was bottled by...

Bottle #59: The Glenlivet

Bottle #59: The Glenlivet

Bottle #59 is The Glenlivet, and it’s the first bottle of Single Malt Scotch that I’ve discovered in Grandma’s collection so far. Which makes sense, because especially in the time period when she was collecting, blended Scotch whisky was much more popular than single...

Tasting Video #18

Tasting Video #18

I had such a good time tasting Bottle #1: Maker's Mark with Neal Bodenheimer! We compared old and new, and found lots to like about them both, but mostly marveled at how VERY different they are. We theorized about why that might be, talked about the unfortunate end of...

Bottle #58: Bacardi O

Bottle #58: Bacardi O

Oh, boy, it’s a tiny bottle of Bacardi! And not just any Bacardi, but a flavored one. Bottle #58 is Bacardi O, an orange flavored rum. Now, if you’ve followed me to My Tiny Bottles from my cocktail class business, Tammy’s Tastings, then you will probably know that I...

Bottle #57: Cavalier Antigua Rum Gold

Bottle #57: Cavalier Antigua Rum Gold

Bottle #57 is Cavalier Antigua Rum Gold. Which differs from Bottle #28 only in that it hasn’t been charcoal filtered, so still has the color from barrel aging. Check out that bottle to read all about its fun brand story and history, including the Portuguese origins of...