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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Daiquiris

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Daiquiris

The daiquiri is a simple, three-part classic cocktail that’s one of our favorites. A simple mix of rum, lime and sugar, the daiquiri is an achievement in balance and refreshment that keeps us coming back for more. So if we’re going to celebrate a pseudo-holiday, it’s going to be National…read more →

Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky Review

Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky Review

Canadian whisky is often colloquially referred to as “rye.” And though historically the grain makeups included rye and flavors included some corresponding spice, those rye percentages were never very high. In fact, they were typically much lower than their American counterparts. And these days, with plenty of American bottles sporting…read more →

Arrandas Highball, an Extra Refreshing Tequila Cocktail

Arrandas Highball, an Extra Refreshing Tequila Cocktail

The highball is an easy-to-make, refreshing cocktail that’s comprised of a spirit and nonalcoholic mixer like soda or ginger ale. In this case, we’ve got the Arrandas Highball, a more interesting than usual variation that’s starting with Olmeca Altos tequila and club soda, and then doctoring that pairing with a…read more →

Good Diplomacy: a Tasting of Six Diplomatico Rums

Good Diplomacy: a Tasting of Six Diplomatico Rums

I may not know much about diplomacy, but I did recently have the chance to learn more about Ron Diplomático during a tasting dinner at Barcelona Wine Bar in Boston’s South End. I’d not previously had the chance to taste the Venezuelan rum, but I’d always admired the portrait of…read more →

Crafthouse by Fortessa, a New Barware Line from Charles Joly

Crafthouse by Fortessa, a New Barware Line from Charles Joly

Charles Joly, the former Aviary bartender, Diageo World Class winner and Crafthouse Cocktails founder, has a new venture. It’s a barware collection created in partnership with Fortessa Tableware Solutions, and it’s set to hit shelves this fall. So if you’re in the market for some new bar tools, acquiring ones…read more →

Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition Bourbon Review

Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition Bourbon Review

2001 marks the year that Beam Master Distiller Booker Noe passed the Knob Creek torch to his son, Fred. So this limited edition Knob Creek was started by the father, finished by the son, and aged for 14 years, which is five years longer than the standard Knob Creek. Knob…read more →

Booker’s Rye Whiskey Review

Booker’s Rye Whiskey Review

Named for the late master distiller Booker Noe, Booker’s Bourbon is one of the biggest, boldest bourbons around. So last month, when Beam introduced Booker’s Rye Whiskey, we took note. This new whiskey is a very limited edition expression that’s bottled in Booker’s signature uncut and unfiltered style. Booker’s Rye…read more →

Knappogue Castle Unveils a New Look, Cocktails Ensue

Knappogue Castle Unveils a New Look, Cocktails Ensue

Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey got a new look. And to celebrate, they flew in a couple heavyweight bartenders from across these great states to Pouring Ribbons in New York’s East Village just for the occasion. The visiting dignitaries: Jackson Cannon from Eastern Standard and The Hawthorne in Boston…read more →