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THE BOTANIST ISLAY DRY GIN

Made using an astounding 31 different botanicals, this is the world’s first and only Islay Dry Gin and was rated one of the world’s ten best gins. The Bruichladdich distillery was founded in 1881 by the Harvey Brothers, the heirs of a dynastic whisky family. At the time, it was a state-of-the art distillery, built…

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DISCOVER WHISKEY SMALL BATCH BOURBON

Aged for a minimum of five years in charred, white oak barrels, this Wyoming Bourbon is distilled and aged in Kirby, Wyoming, where temperatures fluctuate from sub-zero in the winter to 130+ in the summer. Brad Mead along with his wife Kathy and son Sam, established the first legal distillery in Wyoming State in 2009,…

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BASIC WHISKEY KNOWLEDGE

We’ve all been there. You’re standing in your local liquor shop, staring at their shelves while minutes upon minutes keep passing by. Maybe you’re trying to decide which whisky to buy next or maybe you’re trying to decide which whisky is going to be your first. The problem is, you’re not really sure what it…

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HARD CIDERS TO DRINK THIS FALL

If trends do indeed come and go in cycles, then we’re currently heading back to colonial times when cider was the drink of choice. Demand for cider in the US has skyrocketed, along with the number of different ciders made and sold in this country. In fact, production of American cider tripled from 2011 to…

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SURPRISING SMELLS IN WINES

Describing what a wine tastes like with words is a little like trying to describe the ocean to someone who’s never left the cornfields of Iowa, but these are the challenges we wine writers face. In his astoundingly beautiful new book, The Essence of Wine, Alder Yarrow. He points to 46 different flavors and aromas that he’s discovered in…

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