GSN Presents: Our Most Popular Articles of the Decade

Good Spirits News been writing reviews of spirits, cocktails and mixology for over ten years. On the last day of the decade, we thought it would be a fine time to share the 25 most popular articles we’ve written.

Cheers! See you in 2020!

  1. Colina Colada
  2. Nikka Miyagikyo Yoichi Single Malt Whiskies
  3. Olmeca Altos Tequila
  4. McKenzie Bottled in Bond Bourbon
  5. Chicken Cock Double Barrel 10-Year Old Whiskey
  6. Mr. Boston Black Cat Cocktail
  7. Michael Godard Vodka and Gin
  8. Drumshambo Gunpowder Irish Gin
  9. Bacardi Anejo Cuatro, Reserva Ocho and Gran Reserva Diez Rum
  10. Hochstadters Slow Low Rock and Rye Whiskey
  11. Mi Campo Tequila
  12. Woody’s Northwoods Bourbon Cream
  13. Basics of Mixology: Modifiers
  14. Koskenkorva Vodka
  15. Bumbu XO Rum
  16. Tequila and Mezcal Jarritos Glasses
  17. Black Tears Spiced Rum
  18. Tabu Absinthe
  19. Capel Pisco
  20. Cointreau versus Hiram Walker Orange Curacao
  21. Collaboration Bourbon
  22. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon
  23. 2018’s Best of the Best
  24. Shaker Spoon Cocktail Club
  25. Deep Eddy Peach Vodka

GSN Review: Woody’s Northwoods Bourbon Cream (Original, Honey & Maple)

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-9-14-37-amApollo Beverages, an Ohio-based business started by beverage alcohol industry veteran Troy Woodrow, launched a new line of Bourbon Cream liqueurs under the Woody’s Northwoods brand this past August. “We feel the combination of Bourbon and some of the fastest growing flavors in the beverage alcohol category creates a winning combination for the Woody’s brand” said Woodrow, who has been involved in some of the most successful new product launches in the cream liqueur category.

Original (27 proof) A lighter texture and viscosity than most cream liqueurs, and also an oddly soapy flavor. Or is it bubblegum?  No clear indication of what the unusual flavor is, but despite the weirdness, the overall flavor is decent with warming bourbon, fair natural sweetness and decent creaminess. GSN Rating: C+

Honey (27 proof) A honey character doesn’t really present itself, but does manage to transform that unusual flavor in the Original into something more resembling strawberries with a honeyed glaze towards the finish.  You got me.  Again, though, it still works as a liqueur and I do like this one better. GSN Rating: B

Maple (27 proof) The best of the bunch. Definite maple flavor and no unusual off flavors. This is like breakfast in a glass. A bourbon cream that has enough oomph and sass to stand out from the crowd.  Very nice and a nice change to the cream liqueur community. GSN Rating: A-

For more information go to: Enjoy Woodys