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Jack Daniel's is not Bourbon.

by therealbigtasty 10 years ago

It seems a little pompous on my part to say so, yes, but Jack Daniel's is not bourbon. We should protest calling it ...


oknazevad commented 7 hours ago

Corn Whiskey - Who Drinks This Stuff?

by mojoeater 9 years ago

My SO and I went to the liquor store and he was fascinated by the fact that there was a clear whiskey in a mason jar....


oknazevad commented 7 hours ago

Fresh bay leaves in northern NJ?

by juliachildish 8 days ago

I came across a recipe for an Italian digestif flavored with fresh bay leaves that sounds intriguing. I'd like to try...


MRG58 commented 1 day ago

ANSI Standard for dry martinis

by stevewi 1 month ago


Josh commented 7 days ago

Martini pairings and garnishes

by tim irvine 20 days ago

We recently had a bottle of Botanist and used our usual Dolin dry. The result was a little too soft, almost not a ma...


Sablehart commented 16 days ago

St-Germain liqueur ghost

by blue room 29 days ago

I have a half bottle of St-Germain, about 1 year old. I can see a wisp of something (looks like a vinegar mother) f...


sedimental commented 25 days ago

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Ginja, cherry liquer from Obidos. Where is it sold?

by chefdaddyo 28 days ago

Spent ten days in Portugal a few months ago. Really good time. Stayed one night in Obidos, a walled town. The real...

"Scotch! The Story of Whisky" BBC Documentary

by DavidT 1 month ago

The BBC did a very nice 3-part documentary on whisky in 2016. All 3 episodes are available on youtube. You can find t...

BiscuitBoy commented 1 month ago

St Germain HELP please

by strawbrritadreams 2 years ago

I received a beautiful, brand-spankin' new bottle of St Germain over the holidays and I CAN'T WAIT to use it. One lit...


dgmom commented 1 month ago

Cork Irish Gin: where?

by Tony Miller 9 years ago

My dad was an inspired amateur bartender, and took particular care in refining his martini recipe. After a number of ...


kevinfcraughwell commented 1 month ago


Copper Moscow Mule mug?

by SAHCook 2 years ago

I've been searching for a set of Moscow Mule mugs, and now I'm confused by all the choices! I've seen nickel-lined, s...


llueneburg commented 1 month ago

What (moderately priced) Cuban rum to buy in Cuba?

by Caitlin McGrath 3 months ago

My mother is spending the next couple of weeks in Cuba, and has said she'll bring me back some rum. One bottle, and s...

Caitlin McGrath commented 1 month ago

White Russian - do not shake or stir???

by brickscoli 5 years ago

I've had a fair share of white russians. Some better then others. I recently ordered a white russian at a pretty know...


grizzlymanjrad commented 1 month ago

Ginja Liquor-- Where can I get it in the bay area?

by BigLizard 15 years ago

Does anyone know where to find Ginja (Portuguese cherry liquor) in the Bay area? Or to mail order? Should have brough...


sandymvega commented 1 month ago

What is/was Tango?

by MC Slim JB 9 years ago

I don't know what made me think of this stuff, but I recall it as a preferred tipple of underage drinkers when I was ...


seaoats22852 commented 2 months ago

fernet branca

by oystersallday 8 years ago

so i finally bought a bottle since i am quite a fan of such herbal digestifs/aperitifs (cynar is my favorite summer d...


JewDaddy commented 2 months ago

Gin Tasting? What to serve?

by YAYME 2 months ago

I'd like to have gin tasting party. have four distinct kinds of gin: Old Tom, London Dry, Genver, and a local light &...

outRIAAge commented 2 months ago

Lost and Faded Booze Brands of an Innocent Past... Hereford Cows Anyone?

by StriperGuy 6 years ago

A recent thread about Crown Royal reminded me of booze brands that are no longer cool. Heck some of them don't exist ...

coll commented 2 months ago

Passion Fruit Puree in San Diego

by sdduuuude 2 months ago

I am looking for some Passion Fruit Puree in the Carmel Valley area of San Diego. I checked Vons, Sprouts, Whole Foo...

DiningDiva commented 2 months ago

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