Episodes

Bottle #49: Ouzo by Metaxa

Bottle #49: Ouzo by Metaxa

Bottle #49 is Ouzo by Metaxa, and this tiny bottle has definitely seen better days. The label is super dirty and falling off. Along the way someone taped it back on, but crookedly. Poor little bottle!I wrote all about Ouzo and how it’s made in Bottle #20, Boutari...

Bottle #48: Noblesse Canadian Whisky

Bottle #48: Noblesse Canadian Whisky

It’s rare that I can know exactly when a tiny bottle comes from. This is one of those occasions! Bottle #48 is Noblesse Canadian Whisky. According to its “bottled in bond” tax strip, it was manufactured in 1965. And since the label declares it to be ten years old,...

Tasting Video #14

Tasting Video #14

Tony Jimenez is back! He was so great I had to taste two bottles with him. Tony loves all things cherry. But will he love Bottle #47: Polmos Wisniak,  a 40-year old cherry liqueur? We find out. Prefer to read than watch? Check out the transcript under the...

Bottle #47: Polmos Wisniak

Bottle #47: Polmos Wisniak

After recruiting a native Polish speaker to help me figure out the backstory of bottle #39, Wawel honey wine, I was a little worried about starting to research Bottle #47: Polmos Wisniak. But it was actually one of the easiest bottles I’ve had so far!Wisniak is a...

Tasting Video #13

Tasting Video #13

"Give me something weird and interesting" said Tony. Tony... have I got a bottle for you. Did Bottle #46 - Mandalay fail because it was on the wrong shelf at the liquor store, as the marketing director thought? Or did it really just not taste good, like the product...

Bottle #46: Mandalay

Bottle #46: Mandalay

In 1979 Gilbey’s of Canada was looking for their next product. To move things along, they hired a product development company called Product Initiatives (PI for short). This was a strategy that had paid off brilliantly for their parent company, International...

Bottle #45: Myers’s Original Rum Cream

Bottle #45: Myers’s Original Rum Cream

Somewhere in the collection I’m sure there will be a bottle of now-undrinkable Bailey’s Irish Cream. But its presence is already being felt. As I talked about in Bottle #38, Godet white chocolate liqueur, Bailey’s success in the 1970s spawned a whole host of imitators...

Reveal Video #10

Reveal Video #10

It's another unboxing video, and another round of "huh, I really did NOT expect Grandma to have that!" I should probably stop trying to even imagine what all might be in there! But this was a really fun bottle pick, with lots of bottles that will be fun to research...

Bottle #44: Long John Scotch Whisky

Bottle #44: Long John Scotch Whisky

Bottle #44 is Long John Special Reserve, another blended Scotch whisky from the 1970s. I’m getting quite a collection of these! The Long John name comes from Long John McDonald, described in his time as a “6’4” giant of a man” and “a happy Hercules.” His name and...

Bottle #43: Bell’s Extra Special

Bottle #43: Bell’s Extra Special

Bottle #43 is another lovely old bottle of blended Scotch whisky, Bell’s Extra Special, packaged in a cute little bell-shaped bottle. Even though it’s made of glass, it is sadly half-empty, maybe thanks to its odd little plastic screw cap.Bell’s is a storied Scotch...

Tasting Video #12

Tasting Video #12

When Tammy first posted this tiny bottle of Deniset-Klainguer Grande Liqueur de Sapins, an Instagram follower (Evan Draper, @diggingmygraves) responded by posting his tiny bottle of Deniset-Klainguer Liqueur de Genepy. So clearly these bottles were friends who needed...

Bottle #42: Dubonnet

Bottle #42: Dubonnet

If you’re familiar with Bottle #42: Dubonnet at all, it might be because of recently departed Queen Elizabeth II. She was apparently a big fan, drinking two parts Dubonnet to one part gin, over ice, with a lemon twist. She might have picked it up from her mother, The...