Among the vast variety of new Japanese whiskies that have flooded the market the past few years is Kaiyō Whisky. The immediate question in my mind when I see one of these bottles is: “But is it really Japanese whisky?” (For more discussion of fake Japanese whisky, click the link.) The answer, fortunately, with Kaiyō … Read more
Most Americans don’t generally think of Venezuela when they think of rum-producing countries. We tend to be focused on the Caribbean. And naturally so, as most of the rums enjoyed in the U.S. come from there. But Venezuela has a long tradition of making fine rum, and Diplomático Reserva is a good example of that. The … Read more
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David J. Montgomery is an emeritus columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and The Daily Beast, and has also written for many of the country’s largest newspapers, including USA Today, the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and several others. His fiction has appeared in Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can’t Put Down, edited by Clive Cussler (Mira Books, 2009), and various … Read more
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