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For A Faster-Aged Bourbon, You Need The Motion Of The Ocean

From its earliest days as America's homegrown whiskey elixir, Kentucky bourbon has been traveling on boats.<p>In fact, boats were a key reason why Kentucky became the king of bourbon. In the late 1700s, trade depended on waterways, and distillers in the state had a big advantage: the Ohio River. …

Classic Drinks: Up to Date Cocktail

While it may sound a bit funny that a cocktail from the early 1900s is called the Up to Date, this Manhattan-esque classic, made with rye whiskey, Grand Marnier, and sherry, is no laughing matter.<p>The oldest reference I've seen for this drink is the 1916 edition of <b>Hugo Ensslin</b>'s <i>Recipes for Mixed</i> …

Which Beer Certification Program is Right for You?

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>So, you want a career in beer? You want to rock a beard and mash paddle, play matchmaker to thirsty drinkers and quenching brews, or sell the suds you love to bars and bottle shops? Say no more, I get it. After eight …

Cannabis Cuisine Takes Colorado with Gourmet Munchies, THC Soda, Food–Pot Pairings

With marijuana now legal in Colorado, the cannabis-cuisine industry is creating gourmet munchies, THC-spiked sodas, and food-pot pairings<p>With marijuana now legal in Colorado, the food industry is creating gourmet munchies, THC-spiked sodas, and food–pot pairings. Welcome to the new cannabis cuisine!

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Friday Cocktail: The Old-Fashionedw/Homemade Bitters

Ingredients for homemade bitters: the woody shreds are Angelica root, the bitter component, along with aromatics, star anise, pepper, cloves, …

Buttermilk Maple Gin Flip Recipe

I often find myself with a half quart or so of leftover buttermilk in my fridge from various cooking projects, like pancakes or homemade crème fraîche, and I could never really figure out what to do with it until now. The answer: whip up a <b>Buttermilk Gin Flip</b>.<p>The classic flip is a shaken drink made …

Andrew Strenio's Top Ten Spirits of 2013

It's been a banner year in the spirits industry, with incredible new releases flowing fast and furious. After reviewing dozens for this site (and drinking even more beyond that), it's always difficult for me to choose favorites. Still, you're wondering what to seek out to tuck under the Christmas …

Spiced Cherry Cobbler Cocktail

The Willet line of whiskeys are a hardy bunch. By that I mean when I drink them my throat feels like hot oil is being poured down it. Not a bad thing …