Spirits

Understanding The Types of Tequila

by Melissa Blanco - There are two basic types of tequila – 100% blue agave tequila and mixto. The 100% blue agave tequilas are distilled entirely from the fermented juice of the agave. 100% agave tequilas are required to be distilled and bottled in Mexico. If your bottle of Tequila is not clearly marked as 100% blue agave, the tequila is mixto and may have been distilled from as little
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Have It Your Way – Bluegrass Barrels Custom Spirits Barrel

Steve Szceblowski (Dr. Mix) - Folks, ever had the dream of running your own distillery, but lack the familial pedigree, personal fortunes, and vast land holdings? Have a science fair project idea to research how spirits age and change over time in an oak barrel? Are you harboring an incontrollable urge to wear a white suit and talk like a Kentucky Colonel? Or perhaps just have the need for a
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Down the Hatch: Smith & Cross Rum

By Steve Szczeblowski - Whether 2014 stands to be the year that quality, premium rum finally breaks into the US market as bourbon and rye recently have is anyone’s guess; it’s become a bit like the decades-long prediction that Soccer would soon rise to the prominence of a national sport (close but no cigar). Regardless, there’s no reason why one can’t get out from behind the “party” rum aisle
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Exciting Recent Bourbon Releases

by Jeff Ames – I’m by no means a writer, but I love bourbon and learning as much as possible about the fine amber spirit. With me actively seeking to taste as many new bourbons as possible (wow do I sound like an alcoholic), I like to pass along my experiences. Being born and raised in the amazing city of Louisville, KY (AKA the Bourbon Capital of the World) has allowed me to gain
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Rye Whisky, Rye Whisky – More Than A Song

By Steve Szceblowski (Dr. Mix) - “Rye whisky, rye whisky, You’re no friend to me; You killed my poor daddy, Goddamn you, try me. (Traditional Folk Song)” Just a few short years ago, you’d be lucky to find a dusty bottle of Rye whiskey at your neighborhood liquor store, or like myself you may have confused Rye with the fruit-floating concoction Rock n’ Rye (maybe the Next Big
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30 Shots Recipes

Pouring straight is always nice but why not mix it up! Here is a list of 30 different shots types that may give you that extra GiddyUp!!!!!!! Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.  
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Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

 By EZ Angler Staff – Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is of the bourbon style of whiskey. Golden in color and rich in taste, Rebel Yell Bourbon is made according to the original W L Weller wheated bourbon rec ipe in one of Kentucky’s oldest distilleries. For a mid level whiskey this is a very smooth Bourbon Whiskey with no alcohol burn with a medium to almost thin
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The King of Cocktails – It’s Hard To go Wrong With A Manhattan

By Steve Szczeblowski - Gentlemen, I’m here to sing the praises of my favorite drink, my go-to, my default, aka ‘The King of Cocktails’, The Manhattan. Easy to make, packs a wallop, and projects the perfect balance of suave sophistication and workman-like simplicity. And yes, it’s what your grandparents drank (so what?) Mysteriously appearing in late 19th century New York, the Manhattan
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Bombay Sapphire East Gin

Bombay Sapphire East Gin (42%, 84 proof) is a unique extension of the Bombay Sapphire brand. The signature Bombay Saphire taste remains present with lemon peels, almond, licorice,  juniper, and grains of paradise. However, lemongrass and black pepper add a new twist.   As with Bombay Sapphire, the Bombay Sapphire East is a lighter style gin. The lemon and lemongrass really stand out with the
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