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Bluecoat Gin Review

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“The BlueCoats Are Coming”


American’s are Loud, Proud, and full of Vigor, and Bluecoat Gin does not disappoint. Boasting a Gin that is as breathtaking as it’s bottle, it has the spiciness of sass, and a simple yet elegant appeal that would fit perfectly into any situation. We just can’t say enough about Bluecoat Gin which has an unmistakable presence in any establishment.

On the nose, Bluecoat Gin is a pleasant aroma of citrus cookies, almost like a desert you look forward to once a year, because it’s that special. A must have delicacy that is worth triple the price, maybe more. A hallmark in gin creation. Think of your favorite candy all wrapped up into one, i think of my mom’s lemon powder cookies baked just in time for Christmas to welcome home our troops.

Truly an experience to be hold is with the taste, which welcomes with an all organic splendor of Citrus blist, you get starbursts, lemonheads, lemon drops, and a handshake that welcomes you to the big leagues. There’s enough sweetness to keep you curious, but not enough to overwelm you.  As firery pepper artillery cannons  reflect this Nation’s heritage as Fireworks in my mouth.

We become excited talking about Bluecoat gin as the aroma alone is enough to sell you. If you have never had the opportunity to try this, you need to. Use the map on the Bluecoat Gin website, to track down a bottle.

We give this Gin our Seal of Approval


  • A remarkable innovation in Gin
  • Dessert as the main course
  • Worth Killing someone over
  • American Pride in a Bottle
  • Bluecoat gin not only met our expectations, it exceeded them.


  • UPC sticker on back of bottle has to go

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Twelve Angry Gins are a collection of a dozen gins that are up against each other for our Seal of Approval.

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How do you feel about Bluecoat Gin? Tell us in the comments below!

Kline’s Korner #1 – Concert Do’s and Don’ts

When going to a concert in Chicago, it’s best to plan ahead. All of the greatest decisions in History have featured effective planning and execution. From D-Day, OJ’s White Bronco Chase, Ted Bundy’s Florida “Vacaion”, and all of Christopher Nolans cinematic masterpieces, these great moments of the past exhibits concrete evidence leads us to believe that no detail shall be left unturned. Without further delay, we delve into the first edition of Kline’s Korner! An editorial blog if you will offering advice on all facets of today’s world.

Fashion, Entertainment, and World News.

Questions, Comments, and Concerns are always welcome.

Do-Plan ahead for traffic.

Illinois drivers are notorious for being erratic. It’s no wonder we are known as ”FIBS” (also my clan tag in COD:Black Ops).

Avoid the tri-state at all costs, pick venues that have parking and allow tailgating, unless of course you are a recovering alcoholic, in which case leave yourself 2 plus hours for traffic.

Don’t get sucked into driving your parents mini van with shot breaks to attend a concert at Tinley Park. More on this later.

Do-Ask the ticket handler repeatedly if they have the tickets. At this point it is best to give tickets to a girl in the party with a lock down purse.

Don’t-Buy ”X” from a guy with dreadlocks and a hemp leash around his dog. He’s a cop.

Do- Take the train and public transportation. Meet Metra, your new bff. What’s not to like? You can booze on the train in the open while mothers nursing their young stare at you chugging Jaeger. The robot conductor alerts you of your destination. You can stare at all of the pretty girls boarding the train starting right around Wheaton. And if you end up going home with a 17 year old from that ”Girltalk” concert, you can upgrade to a weekend pass and meet her parents!!

Don’t-Eat ”Subway” on Clark st. with giardiniera on ur sub. Unless you plan on pooping at the Vic.

Do-Have an exit strategy, in case people start getting trampled

Don’t-Invite a girl that dances like Elaine off ”Seinfeld”

Do-Grab food at a greasy spoon diner in the Chi. The concert will command the night, but what’s best sometimes is dissecting what you just saw, with cheap food and great friends. Editor’s Note: You’ll need a place to come down off the PCP you bought from the guy with dreads.

Don’t-Be that guy, puking before the show even starts, turning shades of green that have never been seen before.
It’s a sprint, not a marathon folks.

Do-Attempt to sneak backstage/into a certain section in which you don’t have tickets to. It’s a rush, and worse case scenario, you get a slap on the wrist from the 350 lb bouncer named ”Tiny”.

Don’t-Sing along to your favorite song at the top of your lungs. We didn’t pay to see you asshole.

and finally

Do buy a T-Shirt, grab something you’ll remember the night by, and support the band. After Ticketmaster rapes you on service charges, the band sees a small amount of the take from the gate.

That, and tip your sound board operator.

That’s it folks, summer concerts are around the corner. Post the shows you are attending this summer season, and which ones you hope to see!

Comments accepted.

I’ll see you before you see me.

Stay classy gin reviewers,


There Can Be Only One

The following Criteria was in place for the logo and header contest:

  • Originality
  • Theme
  • Functionality

The guidelines for Logo and Header Contest for :

  • A Quality Logo Should Be Easy Rendered On All Possible Media
  • Avoid Shadows, Highlights Or Gradients
  • Should Look Well In Black & White Format
  • Few Colors And Few Fonts
  • KISS- Keep It Simple Stupid
  • Make It Recognizable

This was tough as all the entries showed off the creative style that the judges loved but in the end, THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

This isn’t a beauty contest, it’s a logo contest.

Based upon the following criteria, the one that followed the rules the best according to the guidelines was

Not only does the Logo spell out “gin” it also spells out “cjn” which stands for chuck, justin, and neil.

We thought that this enhanced the criteria and was able to display an organic ownership.

Thank you to all that submitted your work, We Salute YOU!

Citadelle Reserve Gin Review

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“Bringer of the New Dawn”

Sometimes what’s old is new again.

In the 17th century, the only containers that were used to store gin before it was bottled were oak casks. Citadelle takes this to a whole new level by adding the concept of cognac aged casks giving a prestige untouched by other gins. Join us as we fly first class across the world picking up 19 botanicals along the way

Violet aroma intertwine with vanilla wrapped in oak. Deep roots of floral competency prove their path for a rush of emotion about to overtake your senses. Winds from the four corners of the earth gather here to send whispers of travel, romance and spice. This is a match made in heaven.

Citadelle provides all the comforts of home while you’re away for your stay. Whether you’re gathering orange peel in Mexico, or picking Iris in Italy, this gin has travel arrangements for everyone. It’s like having a Master Key to the Magic Kingdom, leaving no door unlocked and no room unexplored. This gives you a year of travels in a single class combined with childhood memories of the four seasons. I went from Christmas to Easter in a blink of an eye. Vaya con Dios, My Friends.


  • Reminds me of warm childhood memories
  • Relaxing, accommodating, and long lasting travels
  • Enough Spice to keep things interesting
  • Simple delivery of a delicate and complex process
  • A Legend in the making


  • More Rare than a talking mouse

G’Vine Nouaison Gin Review

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“French Flower”

This is the French Older woman. Not only does she have a mentality that can keep up with the best of them, she has the experience that yeilds it’s self to your new best friend. It’s a staple in French Culture, they age beautifully. Much like fine wine, this Nouaison Gin is no Exception. We are not worthy.

Grape Fed, all natural and exotic, this could quite controversially get your x and r’s mixed up, then you would just have a xr rare. But sorry  boys, she’s not Canadian.  So simple to drink and understand, it can get to 3am adventure’s, where you are sitting in a hot tub, and your buddy is hitting on your girl. Now what’s there not to love.

Delicate touch backed up by tradition and experience, you are in for the night of your life. Combining a killer body, with an influential mind, you have a recipe for an erotic escipade. Treading water and walking a fine line between the star of the show and secrets in the bedroom.

A challenge in reviewing this gin is keeping it all to yourself, you want you friends to know that effect of something special, yet you don’t want them to drink her dry. A creative balancing act indeed.

It’s an experience everyone should try just to know you’ve done it, yet don’t over indulge, coyote ugly in the morning can be a bitch.


  • intoxicating aroma of wanting wanting, needing, and satisfaction
  • mature, experienced, and unrivaled
  • Love the accent
  • Just trying to have a little fun
  • Hr and Marketing at it’s best


  • Can’t Take Home to Mom