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A drink-through of the menu at the very trendy Che Fico in San Francisco Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Alcademics
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15 new cocktails and drink books on everything from distilling to mead to drinks to accompany music and travel to favorite bars to rules for drinking. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Alcademics
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For more than a century, both George Dickel Tennessee Whisky and McIlhenny Company's TABASCO Brand Pepper Sauce, have celebrated their Louisiana and Tennessee roots and legacy of craftsmanship. Now, with George Dickel TABASCO Brand Barrel Finish available in stores this May, these two iconic brands are coming together in one... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at New Booze
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Spirits Investment Partnership (SIP), in partnership with Bob Dylan, announces the debut of Heaven’s Door, a collection of super-premium craft American Whiskeys. Bob Dylan’s first and only brand partnership, Heaven’s Door will be an ever-evolving portfolio of handcrafted whiskeys in collaboration with different master distillers and blenders from across the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at New Booze
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Bimini Gin is now widely available throughout California via Craft Spirits Cooperative, a leading San Francisco based distribution and brand building company, which has added Bimini to their portfolio of award-winning spirits. Bimini is an award-winning, handcrafted gin, which draws its inspiration from coastal summers and winter daydreams of warm... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at New Booze
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The upsides to fun and funky glassware are pretty obvious - increased sales, social, and smiles- but what about the challenges of theft, breakage, and labor of hand-washing? Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Alcademics
I think it's pretty strange that it even partially froze at 35% ABV, I would think that your freezer would have to be super cold to freeze at that proof. I guess I don't have a real answer for you other than I'm surprised it's happening.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2018 on The Organic Cucumber Vodka Showdown at Alcademics
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MGP Ingredients is proud to announce the launch of Rossville Union, their first proprietary Rye Whiskey label. Named after the founding distillery in Lawrenceburg, Rossville Union represents a historic return to the home of crafted rye whiskey and honors a spirited tradition that dates back more than 170 years in... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at New Booze
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Watermelon is having its moment in the sun. Endless summer days are synonymous for backyard BBQs, cheerful picnics, and sunset beach excursions, all perfectly complemented by the juicy fruitiness of Watermelon. SKYY Vodka – a vodka born in San Francisco – pays homage to this all-American classic treat with the... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at New Booze
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New Booze is now on a separate blog - you can subscribe to its feed, visit that blog, or just check out the links to the posts on a sidebar here on Alcademics. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Alcademics
The stuff in the bottle should be fine. I'd not recommend drinking the spilled whiskey from the suitcase :)
Toggle Commented May 6, 2018 on How to Pack Liquor in your Luggage at Alcademics
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Revel Spirits is launching both its flagship brand, REVEL, and a new category of distilled liquor, Avila, made from 100% blue weber agave—the same plant base as tequila—but grown in the Morelos region, a small state in the south central part of Mexico. Founded by three partners with connections to... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at New Booze
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For my latest story on SevenFifty Daily, I wrote about gin portfolios (navy, barrel, flavors, distillers editions, sloe, etc) - not just that they're now a thing, but why some producers decided to launch more than one gin at a time and how some imported gins offer a rainbow of flavors at home but just a bottle or two internationally. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Alcademics
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In my latest post on SevenFifty Daily, I interviewed Shel Bourdon, director of bars for the Two Roads Hospitality group that runs Joie de Vivre and Thompson hotels, among others. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at Alcademics
Hi - Yes there's a good chance it will dehydrate and crystallize as long as the cocktail has sugar in it. Note that any aromatic ingredients (like citrus) would likely fizz off, as is the case for dehydrating things like triple sec.
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Los Arango Tequila, the authentic artisanal ultra-premium tequila with revolutionary heritage, is pleased to announce the revival of Los Arango Tequila Blanco, Resposado and Añejo, just in time for Cinco de Mayo. This exciting announcement coincides with Los Arango’s appointment of Infinium Spirits as their new U.S. importer. Los Arango,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at New Booze
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Padre azul, a handmade super-premium tequila created by an Austrian-Mexican family in Jalisco, Mexico, is now available for purchase nationwide in the United States. The tequila, which is available in 16 countries, has been one of the fastest growing super-premium tequila brands in Europe since its launch in 2016. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at New Booze
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April 19th is #NationalAmarettoDay and Disaronno has stacked up some ways to celebrate in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at Alcademics
Hi - I just bought a pH meter off Amazon, and calibrate it with pH solutions. I wouldn't take it for gospel, it was a one-time home experiment, not controlled for temperature. Room for improvement for sure.
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In my new story for SevenFifty Daily, I wrote about how orgeat, the French almond syrup famously in the Mai Tai, is now being made with a range of nuts, seeds, and other ingredients. The story cites examples from around the country and we come up with a new working definition for orgeat. Check it out! Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Alcademics
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Back Bar Project, importer of premium spirits, introduces Origen Raiz, a new mezcal brand produced in the state of Durango, Mexico. Produced purely by hand using traditional, non-industrial practices, Origen Raiz is made using 100% wild agave Cenizo. It was a project born of the roots of two familial traditions... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at New Booze
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This spring Buffalo Trace Distillery will unveil three new O.F.C. Vintage bourbons. These rare bottles are each vintage dated according to the specific year in which the bourbon was distilled at Buffalo Trace Distillery. This vintage release includes bourbon whiskey from the years 1985, 1989 and 1990. The three unique... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at New Booze
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Glenmorangie Single Malt Whisky’s Bond House No.1 Vintage collection celebrates the unique origins of the Highland Distillery’s most prestigious parcels of aged whisky, each distilled in a single year. Today, Glenmorangie announces the second limited release in the Bond House No. 1 Vintage collection: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989, the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at New Booze
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Three stories I wrote for San Francisco Magazine on the past and future of Bay Area brandy. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Alcademics
While they won't turn cloudy when stored, they can sublimate and/or pick up refrigerator smells. I store mine in ziplock bags to prevent both.
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