Category Archives: Spirits

Absolut Redemption

Spirits / February 7, 2017 / No Comments.

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After last week’s underwhelming announcement that Absolut’s new flavor is LIME, the vodka company goes and totally redeems themselves.

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Absolut…

Spirits / January 31, 2017 / No Comments.

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Absolut… Lime? Like, really? After 4 years of Absolut nothing we get Absolut Lime?

In case you haven’t heard, Absolut just released its first new favored vodka in four years, Absolut Lime. After Absolut flavors like Hibiskus, Elyx, and Kurant, one would think that their next flavor would be a little more creative than an everyday citrus fruit that hangs off the glass of 99% of the world’s cocktails anyway.

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Absinthe: The Infamous Spirit

Spirits / January 19, 2017 / No Comments.

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Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. is launching a limited release artisanal absinthe. This ain’t your boring, regular absinthe (although, is absinthe ever boring?). Matured 18 months in Serbian Juniper wood barrels, this double-distilled Muscat brandy base, non-chill filtered spirit is unadulterated by any post distillation infusion of flavors and essences.

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NYC Whiskey Adventure

Spirits / November 25, 2016 / No Comments.

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New York is a city that has so much to offer, including lots and lots of whiskey. If that is your go-to-drink, then this post is for you. Here’s the perfect itinerary if you’re in town for a couple of days and want to enjoy the best whiskey in the city.

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Ketel One: It Has To Be Perfect

Spirits / November 19, 2016 / No Comments.

Ketel One has to be perfect.

In a new ad campaign, Ketel One is trying to reach out to millennials. A bit of history is brought into the limelight for the Dutch vodka brand through a series of whacky “training videos.” “Millennial consumers are looking for brands that have authentic stories and substance,” Carl Nolet Jr., executive vice president of Ketel One states. In these new commercials, we learn more about what each bottle of vodka supposedly goes though. Every batch of Ketel One must be inspected and approved by a member of the Nolet family, there are five tasting profiles that all “future master distillers” must be able to recognize in every glass, and that it is Nolet family policy to alert the townspeople of Schiedam if any artificial flavors find their way into their beloved spirit. It’s definitely an amusing approach to promoting vodka and it should appeal to millennials as the message doesn’t take itself too seriously, yet still delivers the tradition idea all at the same time.

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Japanese Whiskey Shortage

Spirits / November 12, 2016 / No Comments.

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Okay – take a deep breath and sit down. We’re not trying to ruin your day, but in the next ten years, you might feel a fraction of a fraction of the repercussions of this upset.

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Election Day Meets National Shot Day

Spirits / November 8, 2016 / No Comments.

Coincidence? I think not. Regardless of your political affiliations and who you’re voting for, we can all agree that after today we are ALL going to need a shot. Good thing it’s National Shot Day and have just the right cocktails inspired by the candidates but made to make you forget them (even if it’s just for one night).

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Boozy Desserts For Every Season

Spirits / November 1, 2016 / No Comments.

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With every season comes a new seasonal flavor. Drinking these limited-edition flavors is mundane. We thought why not eat them instead? And even better- let’s eat them as desserts. These sweet recipes are perfect for every season. Get ready to screen shot/bookmark/share or whatever else you do to save these recipes:

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Halloween Drinking Game

Spirits / October 31, 2016 / No Comments.

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Halloween is fun for so many reasons. It’s the one day out of the year where you can wear whatever you want with virtually no judgement. Drinking is a huge part of this holiday’s tradition. We’ve got a game that will make your make your Monday-Night-Halloween blues disappear.

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