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Best of 2011

A few of my favorite things from the year 2011, in no particular order: 1. Eagle Rare 10 What an absolute revelation in affordable bourbon. This became my go-to for an inexpensive but enjoyable whiskey neat in 2011, and I … Continue reading

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Ultimate Cocktail Challenge Results

Although I should be studying, I’ve been browsing the results from the 2011 Ultimate Cocktail Challenge. I found the Classic Cocktail Results especially interesting, since as an amateur I’m far from mastering what spirits work best for certain cocktails. These … Continue reading

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Jameson & Fever Tree Ginger Ale

There is something perfect about the pairing of Jameson and ginger ale. Aside from whiskey neat, it is my go to drink for something simple and refreshing. I had read a lot about Fever Tree, a company specializing in high … Continue reading

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Hendrick’s Cucumber Martini

While out for drinks this weekend, an old friend visiting from New York City got me to try Hendrick’s gin ($30.99 @ BevMo) for the first time. I have to say I was quite impressed. Hendrick’s is unlike any other … Continue reading

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Bulleit Rye

Rye is fantastic. Admittedly I’m a recent adopter, having been raised on Maker’s Manhattans, but making the switch to rye in my Manhattans, Old Fashioned, etc. has been very worthwhile. Not only does the bolder, spicier flavor hold up really … Continue reading

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