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In Search of the Ultimate Old-Fashioned

PUNCH

We asked 10 of America’s best bartenders to submit their finest recipes for the Old-Fashioned—then blind-tasted them all to find the best of the best.

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Vermouth Cocktails

Imbibe Magazine

Vermouth’s original companions may have been no more illustrious than a simple dribble of water or a lump of ice. But in the late 19th century, when this European import encountered gin and whiskey in American bars, it not only made vermouth a cocktail staple but also spurred a level of innovation that still resonates today. The modern cocktail renaissance saw bartenders renewing their appreciation for vermouth, which in turn energized the category.

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We Ask Inspirational Influencer Eric LeGrand about his Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Chilled Magazine

Eric LeGrand Bourbon, a two-and-a-half-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon out of Owensboro, Kentucky-based Green River Distillery, which is owned by the Bardstown Bourbon Company, is celebrating its one-year anniversary. Eric LeGrand and Brian Axelrod co-founded the brand and first set out to win over their home state of New Jersey with their product.

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Welcome Demo! Welcome Industry! This Week's Chicago-Centric Craft Beer Events & Socials

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

For a few years, this was all the info we had about Demo Brewing in Ravenswood: A logo, a window, and a bunch of brick. Today, they open up the doors and welcome us all inside. With their Grand Opening today, we’d like to officially welcome Demo to the Chicagoland beer scene! You can swing by today or tomorrow and try to drink them dry on their first days open.

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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The “Dirty” Negroni Was Bound to Happen

PUNCH

The dirty Martini has influenced every classic cocktail, from the Negroni to the spritz. Here’s how the olive briny trend took over.

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Three Ways: Lychee Martini

Imbibe Magazine

Born of the oft-maligned era in the late ’90s and early aughts when everything became an overly sweet ’tini, the Lychee Martini is most often credited to New York City “clubstaurants” like Lot 61 and Korean restaurant Clay. But whether due to pure nostalgia or the fact that bartenders are a group that tend to love a challenge, the Lychee Martini is back and—at the risk of cliché—it’s better than ever.

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This Week's New Beer Labels: Get On The Bus

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Like usual, Substack is telling me this is too long for your inboxes (fingers crossed they’re wrong!) but we’ve got a ton of fun stuff for Premium Subscribers to look at this week, including another big entrant into this year’s Battle of the Fruity Summer Beers. Want to see? Join our awesome cadre of Premium Subscribers to get a look at this and much more: Subscribe now But for now, let’s all collectively enjoy … The New Illinois Beer Label of the Week: Printers Row

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For the New White Rums: Boring Is Out, Big Flavor Is In

PUNCH

White rum is no longer defined by neutrality. These five bottles show that the spirit category is now full of flavor.

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Drink of the Week: Alaya Tulsi Tea

Imbibe Magazine

After a particularly indulgent week of eating and drinking, I vowed to prioritize health and longevity. One of the first things I did was swap my daily coffee for herbal teas and tisanes. I’m particularly fond of tulsi, the Ayurvedic herb also known as holy basil. Some people believe it has anti-inflammatory benefits and can alleviate physical, chemical, and psychological stress.

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Celebrate International Whiskey Day with a Bourbon Espresso Martini!

Chilled Magazine

Happy International Whiskey Day! Omni Hotels & Resorts is paying homage to their home state of Texas and serving up some awesome whiskey cocktails crafted with Garrison Brothers Whiskey. If you can’t make it to an Omni property this week, try out one of their recipes at home – like their indulgent Bourbon Espresso Martini. See the full recipe below!

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This Week's Beer News: "Beer Spring" Is Here

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Happy Oberon Day to all who celebrate! After living in Michigan for a few years 1 , I think I’ve realized why Oberon Day became such a big deal: Spring in Michigan kinda sucks. It’s damp, it’s grey, it’s not immediately warm and sunshiney like in other places. It’s just the time of year when there’s no more snow on the ground for you to enjoy on a set of skis or a snowmobile.

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NOLA’s Bywater Is as Much a Modern Classic as It Is a Locals’ Drink

PUNCH

The Bywater, a rum cocktail from New Orleans starring green Chartreuse and amaro, is a modern classic recipe and a beloved local drink.

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Mexican Authorities Raid Home of Tequila Matchmaker Founders

VinePair

Earlier this week, Mexican federal authorities carried out a raid at a home belonging to Grover and Scarlet Sanschagrin, the founders of tequila transparency advocacy site Tequila Matchmaker. Officials claim the home, Casa Lotecito, was being used as “an adulterated tequila factory,” Mexican news outlet Mural reported early on Wednesday afternoon. The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) in Jalisco was tipped off by a legal representative of the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT), which allegedly in

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Watch Carlos Ruiz Use His Barfly Mixology Gear to Craft an Original Cocktail

Chilled Magazine

Barfly Mixology Gear by Mercer presents the Chilled 100 Bartenders with its popular and professional mixology tools, gaining loyal fans across the country. Watch bartender Carlos Ruiz of New Jersey create an original cocktail using his Double Tin Shaker, Jigger, Strainer, etc. gifted Barfly Mixology Gear Set by Mercer. The post Watch Carlos Ruiz Use His Barfly Mixology Gear to Craft an Original Cocktail appeared first on Chilled Magazine.

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China removes tariff on Australian wine

Spiritz

China has scraped tariffs on Australian wine. Australia and China are rebuilding trade ties after a period of strained relations which hit a low in 2020 after Australia called for an independent investigation into the origin of Covid-19. In 2020, Beijing had imposed tariffs of above 200 percent on Australian wine products, at the height of the diplomatic dispute between the two countries.

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In Brazil, the Moscow Mule Plays by Its Own Rules

PUNCH

In Brazil, Moscow Mule cocktails come topped with ginger foam. Here's how to make the Brazilian take on the vodka drink recipe.

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Jack Daniel’s x McLaren Racing Limited Edition Whiskey Unveiled

The Whiskey Wash

The new Jack Daniel’s x McLaren Racing Limited Edition Tennesee Whiskey features McLaren’s signature papaya coloring. Credit: Jack Daniel’s The Jack Daniel’s Distillery has unveiled a limited edition Tennessee Whiskey to celebrate its partnership with McLaren Racing. This release is the second such bottling created by a collaboration between the two companies, as they enter their second year of partnership.

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3 Girl Scout Cookie Cocktails from Ocean Casino Resort

Chilled Magazine

Tis the season! Girl Scout Cookie booths are in full swing throughout local communities, spreading sweetness and joy. Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, NJ has joined in on the fun, but with a twist! Below are 3 fun Girl Scout Cookie-inspired cocktails. Check them out, and try pairing them with their corresponding cookie for an even more delicious treat!

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Assam hikes liquor prices

Spiritz

In a bid to strengthen liquor pricing framework and manage the alcohol consumption in the state, Assam’s excise department announced a hike in alcohol prices in all categories with effect from 1st April 2024. As per the reports, minimum beer prices in the state are set to increase ranging from Rs 33 to 43 per 650 ml bottle. Additionally, prices for India-made liquor will be hiked depending on brand category, with minimum prices set to reach Rs. 530 for a standard 750 ml bottle.

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A Visit to The Donum Estate

Drinkhacker

Apparently The Donum Estate has been hiding in plain sight from me for more than two decades. This winery, established in 2001, is located just behind Domaine Carneros, a famed winery just a half hour from my former home and a place where I’ve visited innumerable times. Had I traveled a bit further down the road from Domaine Carneros, I couldn’t have possibly missed it.

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British Soccer Fans Warned of ‘Stronger’ German Beer Ahead of Euro 2024

VinePair

Before Euro 2024 kicks off in Germany this June, the U.K. government has something other than fair play on its mind: keeping its enthusiastic citizens out of trouble. About half a million football fans from England and Scotland are expected to travel to Germany for the event, and U.K. officials are already voicing their concern about the spectators’ alcohol intake.

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Chilin’ with Matthew Lillard

Chilled Magazine

Renowned actor and entrepreneur Matthew Lillard known for his roles in Scooby Doo, Scream, The Descendants, co-founder of Beadle & Grimm’s, one of the world’s preeminent creators of premium boxed editions for tabletop games, joins forces with long-time friends and fellow fantasy aficionados, Justin Ware, a screenwriter and Tim Sparapani, Blue Run Spirits co-founder.

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India’s fine whiskies showcased in China

Spiritz

The Indian embassy in Beijing, China, hosted a whisky tasting event this month in which seven different kinds of whiskies from different Indian brands were showcased. Indian whiskies were paired with traditional Indian delicacies. The official X handle of India in China shared about the event on the microblogging platform. India in China posted on X: “On March 5, Embassy of India in Beijing hosted a remarkable Indian Whisky Tasting Event featuring 7 exceptional whiskies from Amrut, Paul Jo

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Whiskey Review: Hard Truth Distilling Caramel Malt Sweet Mash Rye 2023

The Whiskey Wash

We review Hard Truth Distilling Caramel Malt Sweet Mash Rye 2023, distilled from a mash bill of 51% rye, 38% corn, and 11% caramel malted barley and bottled at 116.6 proof. (image via Nino Kilgore-Marchetti/The Whiskey Wash) Editor’s Note: This whiskey was provided to us as a review sample by the party behind it. Per our editorial policies , this in no way influenced the outcome of this review.

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Rosebank Distillery to reopen to the public after 30 years

Drinks International

Rosebank Distillery has announced that it will be opening its doors to the public this June for the first time since 1993. The distillery, once dubbed.

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Chillin’ with Matthew Lillard

Chilled Magazine

Renowned actor and entrepreneur Matthew Lillard known for his roles in Scooby Doo, Scream, The Descendants, co-founder of Beadle & Grimm’s, one of the world’s preeminent creators of premium boxed editions for tabletop games, joins forces with long-time friends and fellow fantasy aficionados, Justin Ware, a screenwriter and Tim Sparapani, Blue Run Spirits co-founder.

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Dialled in to Wellness

Spiritz

Aparna Punnakkal, now a fitness expert, jogged through many sectors before she found her real calling. And since then, she has been focusing on achieving the right balance of life, having realised early on that spreading yourself too thin for work means that you are not gaining anything of real value from life except for perhaps more money. Engineering, journalism, human resources, event management and fitness – it certainly has been a long ride for Aparna Punnakkal who can now say that it is th

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Rejoice as Diageo reopens Port Ellen but closures could soon haunt spirits industry

Just Drinks

That Diageo has reopened Port Ellen is unquestionably good news but fragile demand for spirits could lead to other distilleries falling silent.

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All the Places Where Happy Hour Is Illegal in the U.S. [MAP]

VinePair

Oh, happy hour. When a burger and a beer only costs $12 in an expensive place like Manhattan, one can’t help but feel like they’re getting away with something. It’s a beautiful thing. What began as a booze-less social hour for the U.S. Navy in 1914 has evolved into a staple of American drinking and dining culture. It was around the ‘70s when it truly became synonymous with $2 Margaritas and half-priced apps.

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Take a Sip of Miami with The Betsy’s Clover Club Cocktail

Chilled Magazine

Not far from the lapping waves of the Atlantic lies an idyllic getaway in the heart of trendy Miami Beach. Named after the mother of the American flag Betsy Ross, The Betsy has been a major destination in the sunny Florida city since its opening in the patriotic midst of World War II. These days, the property is a labor of love of the Plutzik family, New York City natives who were captivated by the area.

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K Kavitha sent to jail in Delhi liquor policy case

Spiritz

A Delhi court sent Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader K Kavitha, who is also the daughter of former Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, to judicial custody until 9th April in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case. K Kavitha was arrested under Section 19 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). She was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) from Hyderabad on 15th March.

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Review: Wines of Merry Edwards, Winter 2024 Releases

Drinkhacker

We aren’t ones to shy away from additional wines from Merry Edwards, with this wintertime release spanning more 2021 pinot noirs, two whites, and the first sparkling wine we’ve tasted from the winery — this one bottled in honor of the upcoming eclipse. 2017 Merry Edwards Cuvee Eclipse Russian River Valley – Harvested on August 21, 2017, the day of the last big American eclipse.

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The Finnish Long Drink Launches Peach Flavor

Cheers

The Finnish Long Drink, a fast-growing brand based on the Finnish alcohol category of long drinks, has announced its Peach beverage as a permanent lineup addition. The Finnish Long Drink Peach is made with real liquor and sparkling peach flavor, the company says. Originally created for guests of the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, long drinks are now the best-selling category of liquor in Finland, the company says.

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We Ask Inspirational Founder Eric LeGrand about his Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Chilled Magazine

Eric LeGrand Bourbon, a two-and-a-half-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon out of Owensboro, Kentucky-based Green River Distillery, which is owned by the Bardstown Bourbon Company, is celebrating its one-year anniversary. Eric LeGrand and Brian Axelrod co-founded the brand and first set out to win over their home state of New Jersey with their product.

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Turning Dreams into Reality

Spiritz

If things had not shaped up the way they did, Karishma Chandy, Co-founder, Happenstance Beverages, would easily have been an artist, writer or an architect. However, it was this chasing of the creative dream which led her to the alcoholic beverages industry. Since then, she has been a powerhouse in not only launching Pitbull Rum but has worked hard to ensure that women get a firm footing in the industry.

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How Do You Like Them Pineapples? Introducing RumChata’s New Sip of the Summer

VinePair

Reminiscent of tan lines, white sand, and turquoise waters, everyone’s favorite tiki ingredient, the tart and juicy pineapple, is entering a new, creamier chapter. Permanently in vacation mode since last year’s Coconut Cream launch, RumChata is taking a one-way trip to the tropics with Pineapple Cream, a sunny burst of pineapple flavor complemented by waves of smooth vanilla.

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