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"Scotch! The Story of Whisky" BBC Documentary

by DavidT 3 days 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 14 hours ago

ANSI Standard for dry martinis

by stevewi 2 days ago

See: http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/6140/K100.1-1974%20-%20American%20National%20Standard%20Sa...

EvergreenDan commented 1 day 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...

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dgmom commented 4 days ago

Cork Irish Gin: where?

by Tony Miller 8 years ago

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

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kevinfcraughwell commented 5 days ago

Gin

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...

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llueneburg commented 6 days ago

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

by Caitlin McGrath 2 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 8 days 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...

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grizzlymanjrad commented 8 days 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...

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sandymvega commented 13 days 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 ...

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seaoats22852 commented 19 days 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...

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JewDaddy commented 19 days ago

Gin Tasting? What to serve?

by YAYME 22 days 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 21 days 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 23 days ago

Passion Fruit Puree in San Diego

by sdduuuude 1 month 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 29 days ago

Raicilla, a mezcal variation. What's it like?

by Pizzaiolo 10 years ago

I understand this is a Mexican spirit made from the roots of the mezcal plant. I have no idea what it tastes like, no...

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graygundog commented 1 month ago

Homemade Pastis Recipe?

by Klunco 7 years ago

Having lived in Provence I'm a big pastis drinker. I'm partial to 51 although I also love Henri Bardouin. I remembe...

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Thenar commented 1 month ago

Old fashioned cocktails, bourbon or rye whiskey?

by Jack2 2 years ago

I was originally going to get some bourbon but from reading this it seems like I'd like rye whiskey better. http:/...

davis_sq_pro commented 2 months ago

How long do unopened bottles of hard liquor/liquers stay drinkable for? And opened?

by Shayna Madel 9 years ago

I don't drink much hard liquor at all, for no particular reason. But, years ago, I did establish a little bar in my ...

davis_sq_pro commented 2 months ago

Cherry Brandy - Cointreau?? Marnier?

by jochaima 9 years ago

My brother-in-law swears he once had a cherry brandy made by Cointreau...it was at a wedding in England. I've asked ...

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Craigpmac57 commented 2 months ago

St. George Terroir

by tim irvine 4 months ago

Anyone tried this? If so, anyone been brave/crazy enough to try it in a martini? It is very good, IMHO, but you can...

TVHilton commented 2 months ago

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