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VDKA 6100 Review

VDKA 6100 Review

That’s not a typo. It’s really spelled VDKA, and it launched in early 2014. VDKA 6100 hails from New Zealand, and it has the unique distinction of being distilled from whey. You can distill vodka from most anything with fermentable sugar–some popular options being wheat, potatoes and even grapes–but whey…read more →

Fight Hangovers with Toniiq Hangover Prevention

Fight Hangovers with Toniiq Hangover Prevention

The hangover. Nature’s way of reminding you that you are not, in fact, invincible. It’s a beautiful thing, really. An unbiased admonishment of your previous night’s behavior that simply and fairly judges your body’s ability to process the terrible things you did to it. Hell, if drinking were easy, everyone…read more →

Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beers

Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beers

The origin story of Innis & Gunn is an interesting one. Their unique beers were born from ales that they originally used to season barrels destined for whiskey. The plan was to trash the beer after giving the barrels what they needed. However, some brewers spoke up and thought the beer was pretty damn good…read more →

Tequila Cocktails for National Tequila Day

Tequila Cocktails for National Tequila Day

July 24. Big holiday. Yep, the totally-not-made-up National Tequila Day. Now, we’ve never required an excuse to drink tequila, but a full 1/365th of a year dedicated to the stuff is just fine in our book. So naturally, we took to mixing up a few cocktails to celebrate. Of course…read more →

A Spirited Dinner with Mezcal El Silencio

A Spirited Dinner with Mezcal El Silencio

One of our favorite activities at Tales of the Cocktail is attending a spirited dinner. Neither as festive as the brand-sponsored parties nor as hectic as the tasting rooms, a spirited dinner is typically a relaxed affair that allows you to really delve into the featured spirit. Of course, sometimes…read more →

Brands Go Big at Tales of the Cocktail

Brands Go Big at Tales of the Cocktail

Another Tales of the Cocktail is in the books, and with it: another bout of day drinking, spirited dinners, all-out fetes and just the right amount of regret. This year witnessed a slew of larger-than-life bashes put on by notable brands who 1) know how to throw a good party,…read more →