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I was recently in Calistoga to meet with Baptiste Loiseau, cellarmaster for Remy Cognac. We had a quick interview early in the day but I wanted more info, so I ended up monopolizing his time after dinner. We spoke for a very long time (I promised it was "quick questions"... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Alcademics
It is not currently in the US, but they said they were meeting with their importer Haus Alpenz soon, so if they're interested (and I hope they are!) then perhaps we'll see it in 2020.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Report from Bar Convent Berlin 2019 at Alcademics
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My annual list of the most iconic cocktails in San Francisco. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Alcademics
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In which Lance Winters of St. George Spirits analyzes the list of ingredients prohibited as alcoholic beverage adulterants in Florida that are the subject of a lawsuit. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Alcademics
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A new Lagavulin expression with Nick Offerman. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at New Booze
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Templeton Rye Whiskey announces Templeton Rye Maple Cask Finish Whiskey, the first limited-edition expression in their innovative Barrel Finish Series. In collaboration with Wood’s Vermont Syrup Company, Templeton Rye Maple Cask Finish has been expertly finished in ex-Templeton Rye American Oak barrels that were specifically seasoned with the finest Maple... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at New Booze
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Cocktail Safety is the cover story in Imbibe Magazine UK. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Cocktail Safe
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FEW Spirits and Warner Music Artist Services announce today the release of All Secrets Known, a new, limited-release bourbon distilled by FEW Spirits Master Distiller Paul Hletko in collaboration with Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum selling Seattle Grunge pioneers Alice In Chains, whose music has stood the test of time and influenced... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at New Booze
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Heaven Hill Distillery announced the first line extension of Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Larceny Barrel Proof. Released on an allocated basis three times per year, the first release of this wheated Bourbon will ship with great consumer anticipation in January 2020 after already receiving a Double Gold from the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at New Booze
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(not much info here) Limited edition NOTES: Juicy & tropical white grape with delicate floral notes Opening with ripe & fruity white grape, developing crisp citrus notes in the mid-palate with hints of tropical fruit & juicy honeydew 750 ml bottle Retail price $33.99 Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at New Booze
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This is the favorite time of the year for bourbon fans, the annual release of the Van Winkle Bourbons. Like previous years, yields from the barrels are low due to evaporation during the long aging cycle. Known for their smoother and sweeter flavor due to the wheat recipe versus the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at New Booze
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The Jack Daniel Distillery introduces Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple, a blend of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey with finely crafted apple liqueur. The newest member of the Jack Daniel’s family launches nationally in October. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple is crafted from Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, charcoal mellowed and matured in new... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at New Booze
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Knob Creek Bourbon, a leader in the Small Batch Bourbon category for more than 25 years, is excited to announce a new, limited edition bourbon in its award-winning portfolio, Knob Creek Quarter Oak. This special, limited-time release uses a secondary finishing approach to continue the vision founding distiller Booker Noe... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at New Booze
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Baker's Bourbon, part of the original Small Batch Bourbon Collection created by Jim Beam 6th Generation Master Distiller Booker Noe, is proud to announce its transition to a single barrel bourbon, exclusively. Maintaining its signature 107 proof and minimum seven-year age statement, Baker's Bourbon will also debut a new bottle... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at New Booze
True, but for regular simple syrup it would be faster to make more than to let frozen stuff thaw out.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Simple Syrup: It's Good to be Rich at Alcademics
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I attended Bar Convent Berlin 2019. This was probably my sixth trip to Berlin for this most excellent bar show. My talk on CocktailSafe topics had a standing-room only crowd, so my trip was a success. Below are a few observations from the show. Ginsanity There was so much new... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Alcademics
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I froze a Halloween mask into an ice block, with fun results. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2019 at Alcademics
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Long gone are the days when there were only a few drink books out each year; now it's a few every month. Below I've listed the drink books coming out mostly in in September and the beginning of October 2019. There will be another round-up around Thanksgiving most likely, as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at Alcademics
Hah thanks. I doubt it will become as popular as penicillin as it's a pain in the butt to make! Sedimentary ice?
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Starward Australian Whisky officially announces the distribution of their double grain whisky in the U.S. Capturing the best of Australia, Starward Two-Fold Double Grain Whisky brings together two quintessential Australian grains in the bottle: wheat (60%) and malt (40%) from their Double Gold winning Nova Single Malt, which are distilled... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2019 at New Booze
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Another silly ice project in plenty of time for Halloween. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2019 at Alcademics
Yep! The California law was changed in response to this specific issue. This post is from 2010.
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2019 on Ilegal Infusions: The Word Gets Out at Alcademics
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The Sazerac Company, with ties to New Orleans dating back to the 1800s, has worked with a number of archivists to thoroughly research its connection to France and the Sazerac family, which dates back to the 1630s. Almost 400 years ago, the Sazerac family had established vineyards and a distillery... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at New Booze
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Climbing the rugged dirt roads high above San Dionisio Ocotepec, we discover the remote village of Las Milpas, a true example that “you don’t find Mezcal, Mezcal finds you.” Here, nestled among the cornfields overlooking rolling pastures, lies the palenque of Anastacio Cruz Antonio and his sons Rigoberto, Abel and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at New Booze
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It’s that time of the year – changing leaves, cooler nights and the release of Buffalo Trace Distillery’s annual 2019 Antique Collection of whiskeys. The much anticipated collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. Here’s what fans can expect: George T. Stagg The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at New Booze