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How It Started: Elixir Saloon

Imbibe Magazine

San Francisco boasts a plethora of world’s best bars , including ABV , Pacific Cocktail Haven , and Trick Dog , plus new destinations, such as Stoa , that continue to elevate the city’s cocktail scene. But H. Joseph Ehrmann’s Elixir Saloon has something none of these bars can claim: legacy status. With 165 years under its belt, the award-winning Elixir is the second-oldest operating bar in the city and a museum of San Francisco’s history.

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Are Beer Flights Passé? The Debate Captures Craft Beer’s Growing Pains.

PUNCH

Beer flights are a divisive debate in craft beer. For some, they are unnecessary holdovers. For others, they're a key to accessibility.

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Inside Manska’s Mind: Whiskey Drinkers Can Be Their Own Worst Enemy

Chilled Magazine

We go inside the mind of George F. Manska for an analytical look at how whiskey drinkers can be their own worst enemy. Recently we’ve refocused on a broader profile of the spirits/whiskey taster/drinker. As a sensory research company since 2002, we have noticed that the public’s predilection for alcohol, particularly among neat, straight whiskey drinkers, inevitably results in a lack of recognition of the very spirits they claim as their “favorites.

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This Week's Craft Beer Events & Socials

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Most everyone I know already has their OOOs set for Spring Break and my world’s feeling fairly slow heading into this weekend, but I do have a barrel-aged Odd Side stout with hazelnuts and bacon in my fridge, so I should probably tend to that today, huh? Beats shoveling the driveway. If you’re looking to get out and about over the next few weeks, the events calendar is still pretty dang full while breweries wait for warmer, more beer-friendly weather to arrive.

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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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Drink of the Week: Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth

Imbibe Magazine

Carpano has been perfecting sweet vermouth for over 200 years, and Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth is made from Italian wine grapes and fortified with herbs and botanicals in a months-long process that contributes to its distinctive flavor. The recipe for Antica Formula was first crafted in Turin in 1786 by Italian distiller Antonio Benedetto Carpano, whose formula helped give rise to the popularity of vermouth.

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A Life and Death in Beer

PUNCH

For brewer DeWayne Schaaf, a strain of wild yeast became the only living connection to his late father—then it was lost to history. Or so he thought.

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This Week's New Beer Labels: From Lombard to Budapest

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Welcome to…spring? Technically? It’s snowing in my neck of the woods today and I’ve got my curling league later tonight but hey -- Oberon Day is just a few days from now, which says “springtime” loudly enough for me. The New Illinois Beer Label of the Week: It’s been a minute since we’ve seen a new Noon Whistle label come into the world, and this one almost certainly has a cool story behind it.

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Cream Is Key to Decadent Cocktails

Imbibe Magazine

In his March/April 2024 Mixopedia column, Wayne Curtis chronicles the rise and fall and maybe another rise of cream cocktails. While cocktails made with dairy have been around for centuries, the golden age of cream cocktails was kicked off in the late 1960s by the Brandy Alexander. What followed were drinks such as the Grasshopper and White Russian.

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Alaskas Are Having a Moment. Why Not Try Them All?

PUNCH

The Chartreuse-spiked Martini has inspired a range of modern takes, incorporating everything from satsuma-infused gin to Midori and more.

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Christine Cooney of Heavenly Spirits Invites You on a Parisian Spring Cocktail Fling

Chilled Magazine

As warm Spring weather quickly approaches, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by taking a trip to the city that always blossoms with romance—Paris! Can’t fit that into your schedule? Whipping up some French inspired Spring cocktails might be the next-best thing. We asked Christine Cooney, co-founder of Heavenly Spirits Imports about the topic of French inspired Spring cocktails and here is what she had to say.

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This Week's Beer News: Thousands of New Untappd Awards

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Untappd announced their new Community Awards last week and I spent some time poking through them — before quickly realizing that it’s an absolute firehose of beer ranking data points. It’s definitely fun to have an objective program like this; ever since the RateBeer Best Awards threw in the towel a few years ago there’s been a bit of a blank space in the world of online beer popularity medal distribution.

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Where to Drink in Tucson, Arizona

Imbibe Magazine

In the postcard-perfect surroundings of southern Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, Tucson exists as a small metropolis (at just over half a million) shaped by the historic confluence of cultures, from indigenous tribes like the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui to early Spanish missionaries and the city’s inextricable link with Mexico. Today, Tucson remains both historically minded and community-centric, as evidenced by the devotion to its hometown businesses, many run by native Tucsonans, and its designa

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Make Your Cocktail “Perfect”

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How to make a perfect Manhattan, Martini or any other classic cocktail by splitting the vermouth portion, with three recipes to try.

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Kylie Jenner Launches Sprinter!

Chilled Magazine

Today, entrepreneur Kylie Jenner launched Sprinter, the ultimate vodka soda in a can! Made with simple, high quality ingredients – premium vodka, sparkling water and real fruit juice – and created in four true-to-fruit flavors, Sprinter is a bold and refreshing new entry into the RTD space. “Sprinter is my answer to the growing consumer demand for quality canned cocktails — we’re adding to a market dominated by only a few players with an incredibly delicious vodka soda in a can,” say

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All the Types of Oak Used for Spirit Casks [Infographic]

VinePair

Spirits and oak have been almost inseparable since the 3rd century, back when the Romans swapped in barrels for the clay pots and other breakable vessels they traditionally used for booze-making. But the complex flavors these casks imparted were only later realized through sheer circumstance, after barrels were left to sit for extended periods in transit overseas.

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Diageo to appoint new chair of the board

Drinks International

Drinks group Diageo has announced that current non-executive director, Sir John Manzoni, will be appointed chair of the board upon the retirement of current chair Javier Ferrán.

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When Americano Meets Americano, It’s a Match

PUNCH

The Americano cocktail and coffee drink are joining forces at top bars around the country. Here's why the aperitivo trend works so well.

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Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day with Power’s Irish Whiskey and the Chilled 100 Bartenders: Ryne Hoffman, Breakfast of Champions

Chilled Magazine

Countdown to Power’s Irish Whiskey and the Chilled 100 Bartenders. Power’s Irish Whiskey has teamed up with the Chilled 100 bartenders in our cocktail countdown to St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with us by mixing original cocktails created by our talented bartenders using Power’s Irish Whiskey. Throughout its long history, Powers Irish Whiskey has shaped not only Irish culture but the world far beyond the Emerald Isle.

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Two More Easy Bénédictine Old Fashioned Variations

Cocktails with Suderman

For the last month or so, we’ve been looking at simple Old Fashioned-style cocktails made with sweet liqueurs at a 4:1 (spirit:liqueur) ratio. Those drinks include the Rusty Nail , the Cooper Union , and several variations on the Monte Carlo. These drinks comprise a lesser-known subcategory of cocktails that sits somewhere between the Manhattan and the Old Fashioned — the Liqueur-Sweetened Old Fashioned, or LSOF.

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Diageo to introduce aluminium bottles of Baileys Original Irish Cream

Spiritz

Diageo is set to launch limited edition aluminium bottles of Baileys Original Irish Cream as part of its effort to make its packaging more environmentally sustainable. The new bottle weighs 85 gm, which is five times lighter than Baileys Original Irish Cream’s traditional 700ml glass model with 454gm weight. The bottle’s neck contains a 4gm plastic thread and the cap is 2.5gm of aluminium.

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The Barrel of Fun Would Like to Be Your Next Big-Ass Cup

PUNCH

The Stanley cup may be the most popular water bottle right now, but Igloo is vying for some of the TikTok and Instagram attention, too.

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Nothing Beets A Mule

Chilled Magazine

Crafted using green chile vodka, beet shrub, ginger, and lime, this libation is a cool new twist on a classic using one of the winter’s most popular and colorful vegetables: beets! “This drink came about to utilize a product I had sitting around since we stopped our brunch service: green chile vodka. It’s great in a bloody mary, and we had a few bottles still hanging around.

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The 10 Most Popular Beers for Each Generation in the U.S. [Infographic]

VinePair

Many things are passed down from generation to generation: traditions, family heirlooms, genetics, recipes. We’re all a product of nature and nurture, and that plays a major role in the food, music, and clothing we both embrace and rebel against as we age. According to recent survey data from YouGov, beer is no exception. The market research company polled a group of Americans by presenting them with 75 beer brands, asking if they’re familiar with each brand, and whether or not they have a posit

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Diageo India on water conservation mission

Spiritz

Water is an increasingly precious and essential natural resource to process alcobev products across the alcobev industry. Diageo India has been working on to achieve water efficiency and to replenish water in areas with high water risk. Diageo India’s water conservation initiatives are aligned to Diageo’s Society 2030: Spirit of Progress, driving the vision of enabling ‘Grain to Glass Sustainability.

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Crown Royal Adds Blackberry Whisky To The Flavored Series

The Whiskey Wash

Credit: Crown Royal Canadian whisky brand, Crown Royal , has announced the release of Crown Royal Blackberry – a limited edition blackberry-flavored whisky. The whisky is bottled at 35% ABV and has an RRP of $26.99. The blackberry expression is the latest in the brand’s flavored whiskies including Apple, Peach, Salted Caramel, and Vanilla. This new release combines the brand’s carefully selected whiskies with fresh blackberry juice.

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We Ask Founders Steven and Brittany Yeng About Taking a Shot with Skrewball Whiskey

Chilled Magazine

Our exclusive interview with the founders of Skrewball Whiskey celebrates the innovative brand that is driving the spirits world nuts and has captured the hearts and palates of whiskey lovers around the globe. Chilled chats with the visionaries behind this unique brand to gain insight into their journey, inspiration, and the secrets behind Steven and Brittany’s Skrewball story.

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The 10 Biggest Beer Companies in the World (2024)

VinePair

As the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage, beer can be found in nearly every corner of the globe. But when it comes to the companies that have the largest slice of the pie, massive conglomerates continue to dominate sales year-over-year. According to data collected and published by Business 2 Community (B2C) , Anheuser-Busch InBev secured the largest share of the beer industry’s market in 2023 with a market capitalization of over $123 billion, despite Bud Light’s massive losses.

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THSC unveils report on demand and skill gap

Spiritz

Tourism and Hospitality Skill Sector Council (THSC) has launched its report on the Demand and Skill Gap, alongside the Annual Industry Partners Meet. The Annual Industry Partners Meet 2024 was conducted under the theme of ‘Navigating the Future: Bridging Skill Gaps for the Tourism and Hospitality Industry.’ This launch event, in collaboration with industry partners, took place at the Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, drawing stakeholders from across the nation.

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Whiskey Review: Hard Truth Distilling Malted Rye Sweet Mash Rye 2023

The Whiskey Wash

We review Hard Truth Distilling Malted Rye Sweet Mash Rye 2023, distilled from a 100 percent rye mash bill of 54% rye and 46% malted rye. (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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Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day with Power’s Irish Whiskey and the Chilled 100 Bartenders: Julia Melucci, Gaelic Gold

Chilled Magazine

Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day with Power’s Irish Whiskey and the Chilled 100 Bartenders. Power’s Irish Whiskey has teamed up with the Chilled 100 bartenders in our cocktail countdown to St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with us by mixing original cocktails created by our talented bartenders using Power’s Irish Whiskey. Throughout its long history, Powers Irish Whiskey has shaped not only Irish culture but the world far beyond the Emerald Isle.

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Review: Old Pepper Bourbon, Rye, and James E. Pepper Bourbon (2024)

Drinkhacker

Like many American whiskey brands of late, the Old Pepper/James E. Pepper brand has gone through all kinds of changes since we first encountered it in 2013. At the time, the brand was a relaunch of an ancient label that hadn’t been produced since 1958 (or 1961, depending on who you trust), taking advantage of then-abundant MGP stock and riding the bourbon wave courtesy of Pepper nostalgia.

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Step in Right Direction

Spiritz

Kasturi Banerjee, Founder & Director, Stilldistilling Spirits, has been interested in the fascinating world of alco-beverages since long. Given that kind of clear focus and determination, it wasn’t long before she came to the point of launching her own company with the marketing philosophy that the ubiquitous rum needed a makeover. The result was the formation of her company.

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Whiskey Review: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch A124

The Whiskey Wash

We review Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch A124, the first release of this brand’s cask strength that’s bottled at 119 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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Jameson Whiskey Rocks St. Patrick’s Eve from Coast to Coast

Chilled Magazine

St. Patrick’s Eve was epic when Jameson took over Times Square on Saturday, March 16. The Jameson Whiskey St. Patrick’s Eve celebration in New York City was co-hosted by Jost and Che and featured a special DJ performance by Pee. Wee aka Anderson Paak, plus DJ sounds by Jus Ske. Guests experienced a first-of-its-kind ‘rock drop’ a Jameson version of the famous Times Square ball drop at 8 p.m.

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Premium Blend to boost output to meet demand for low-alcohol products

Just Drinks

Premium Blend, a US-based business offering low-alcohol products, is planning to boost production by up to a quarter amid growing demand for weaker drinks.

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New MD, India & South Asia for Brown-Forman

Spiritz

Brown-Forman Corporation has appointed Gaurav Sabharwal as its Managing Director, India & South Asia. In his new role, Gaurav will oversee Brown-Forman’s operations in the high-growth and strategic markets of India and South Asia. He will report to Eveline Albarracin, VP and Managing Director, Brown-Forman in ANZPI (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands), IMENA (India, Middle East, North Africa) and Turkiye, and will be based out of Gurugram.

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