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The Only 3 Bitters You Need to Make Great Drinks

The Salt and Pepper of Cocktails

March 02, 2016

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Bitters

Great in drinks, soups, sodas, and medicines yet terrible for white cotton oxford shirts or any fabric for that matter. Really quickly we are going to talk about three very different bitters and you should collect them all.

Angostura Bitters: sits at a lovely 44.7% abv and calls Trinidad and . . .

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Why Triple Sec is the New Curaçao

But it doesn't really matter

March 02, 2016

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Orange Liqueur

You know what I am talking about, Triple sec or Curaçao if you like to sound fancy! The stuff that Chili's has been up charging us for in our giant sugar town presidential margaritas for years. Originally produced on the island of Curaçao in the Caribbean Sea, it is a liqueur (pronounced like . . .

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How Brandy is the OG of Modern Distiliation

The Original

March 02, 2016

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Brandy

Eaux-de-vie. Burned wine. Blame it on the Henny. Etc. Brandy is basically the corner stone of distillation and aging spirits as we know it today. Brandy is made from fruit. It is very common to see grapes used as in Cognac or Armagnac but apples, peaches, plums, whatever can be used. Without brandy we would . . .

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A Quick and Dirty Guide to Enjoying Scotch More

Here it goes down...down into my belly

March 02, 2016

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Scotch

My favorite “brown” spirit. Scotch is rarely actually brown in color due to its prevalent use of previously used casks or barrels. A part of production that is forbidden for Bourbon and totally fine for Scotch aging. Another big difference is the allowance of coloring but it is usually obvious, often . . .

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Learn How to Talk Bourbon So You Can Stop Talking About It

Just drink it?

March 02, 2016

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Bourbon

French by name and American by character. The history of this spirit is drenched with lore, lies, blood, families, and money. Corn instead of rye is the main ingredient in the mashbill here. In fact like American Rye Whiskey it must make up 51% of the bill. Corn is indigenous to the lands that are now . . .

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Rye Whiskey Can Change Your Life For The Better

Make the Rye Choice

March 02, 2016

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Rye

For a lot cocktails rye is supreme, historic, and friendly on the wallet (as well as the palate). The spice and dryness that rye contributes to a cocktail makes it the perfect base for the classic old fashioned or the manhattan. Things have come a long way for American Rye in the past few years. It was not . . .

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Why Rum is the Most Diverse Spirit

Yo-Ho-Ho!

March 02, 2016

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Rum

Rum is derived from sugar cane. Thanks to Columbus' second trip he dropped some of the sweet grassy canes off in the Caribbean and the rest is history. There are tons of different types of rums from tons of different types of places. Most rum is made from molasses which is a byproduct of making sugar and . . .

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