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In 2014 I visited Peru with Pisco Porton. In this post, I wanted to write up some places I visited in the city of Lima. I was only in town for about a day in a half, so I didn't see much. Cocktail Bars and Restaurants in Lima Johnny Schuler's Key Club This restaurant is sort of like a speakeasy bar: It's open to the public, but there is no sign so you've gotta just know where it is. It looks very much like a place politicians and other power players would dine. I ate there with Schuler, who is... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Alcademics.com
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Four new whiskies launch; three of them scotch, and one Canadian whisky sold exclusively in Texas. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Alcademics.com
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June 2009: Chef Ryan Clift at the Tippling Club in Singapore. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Alcademics.com
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Twenty Four new cocktail bars are opening or have just opened around the US this winter. Good thing you took January off to rest your liver. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Alcademics.com
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This post is an overview of getting to the pisco region, where to stay, and things to see. It covers Chincha, Paracas, Asia, Ica, Huacachina, and Las Islas Ballestas. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Alcademics.com
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Last year I visited 5 distilleries in Peru with Pisco Porton (read about that visit here and here): Vinas de Oro, Tres Generaciones, Lovera, Hotel El Carmello, and La Caravedo where Porton is made. This post is about my visit to El Carmelo in the region of Ica, Peru. El Carmelo is an unusual property, a quirky hotel and restaurant as well as a distillery. We only stopped in for dinner so I didn't learn much about it. The property's website is here. It was dark so I didn't get great pics. Two are below. Related articles Distillery Visit: El... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Alcademics.com
No luck due to the bag being too big. Ideally a thin plastic container exactly the size of the inside of the cooler would work. I was also waiting for someone else to do the Pumpless Nome Method. C
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A visit to the Lovera pisco distillery in the region of Ica, Peru. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Alcademics.com
I just added the page to the index - thanks for the catch! I attempted bottom-up freezing once with a big ziplock bag in the bottom of an upside-down cooler, but the folds in the bag mad it impossible to see what had happened. So that's as close as my experiments have come.
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Yes they do.
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June 2008: Vineyards growing grapes for Sandeman Sherry near Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Alcademics.com
Sounds good - keep me posted. I have on my to-do list to try a very similar thing but using that spray foam insulation where you're looking at the insulated box.
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As far as I know, only sealed alcoholic beverages are allowed on planes, so technically you can't take any.
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After their sale to Diageo, DeLeon and Peligroso tequilas are moving to a new distillery in Mexico. Here is the new DeLeon product line. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Alcademics.com
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This post is about my visit to Tres Generaciones in the region of Ica, Peru. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Alcademics.com
Wow, that's cool!
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Distilled water is optional. You don't need it and it doesn't make clearer ice. Only use it if your tap water is gross.
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This post is about my visit to Vinas de Oro in the region of Chincha, Peru. Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Alcademics.com
We just need to convince Igloo to make coolers that are only a few inches tall. Or I could buy a big saw...
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What is this monkey business? Everywhere I look there is a banana cocktail on the menu. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Alcademics.com
Thanks - I had not seen your post before, and neither did Mike, I'd imagine. Cheers!
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I assume you mean wormwood. You can buy that at herb shops, but I don't know what kind or what dosage (there are many kinds). Best to consult a professional before attempting anything.
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The short answer is: Poke holes in the tray and set it on a riser at the bottom of an insulated cooler. The long answer? Read along. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Alcademics.com
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September 2011: A drive from Rome down the Amalfi Coast was full of dramatic views like this. Read more about my trip with Pallini Limoncello here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Alcademics.com