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A Natural Hangover Remedy from Province Apothecary
Aromatherapist and holistic health practitioner Julie Clark of Toronto-based Province Apothecary has a knack for experimenting with different natural ingredients (many of which are organic or picked in the wild from Canadian provinces) to create...
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The Single Malts at the Heart of Dewar's Blended Whisky
There's a reason why Dewar's is most likely your father's, and grandfather's, whisky. It's more than their heritage (which dates back to 1846) and it extends well beyond their groundbreaking commercial done with the Edison Illuminating Company back...
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VL92 Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit
More than just curious paper packaging (though it is lovely, thanks to design agency Rare Fruits Council), VL92's Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit is a smart option for the ever-famous cocktail—and those who want to quickly whip it up. With the recipe incorporated...
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The Flowing Bowl and Other Vintage Cocktail Books
Currently, there is a classic cocktail revival occurring; bartenders are once again revered as artists and flavors become the palette for one's palate. But what are these classic cocktails being revived? Where do their roots begin? How did those...
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Sixpoint Brewery's Juice-Based RAD
For a craft beer-based take on the infamous Brass Monkey, Sixpoint Brewery recently introduced RAD, a tangy concoction of fruit juice and beer. Inspired by a 50-50 blend of lemon soda and beer originally created to quench the heavy thirst of cyclists...
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Cacao Fruit-Based Solbeso
Whiskey hails from grain, agave provides the source for tequila and vodka can be derived from wheat or potatoes. But with Solbeso, an entirely new and (as yet) unnamed category of distilled spirits has emerged. Carefully selected, fresh cacao fruit...
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Kavalan, Taiwan's First Whisky Distillery
While Scotland will always (by law) be the sole proprietor of Scotch, a whole host of nations have embraced the art of whisky distillation. From Japan to Sweden to Australia, several excellent new distillers are popping up around the globe. Local...
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Clapton Craft Beer
East London’s craft beer scene continues to evolve; constantly bringing new, interesting concepts to an area that’s already home to a number of microbreweries. The latest addition is Clapton Craft, a beer shop on Lower Clapton Road in Hackney that...
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Seasonal Cocktails at Henry, A Liquor Bar
In June 2013, world-renowned bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana (twice named "UK Bartender of the Year") was brought in as the Creative Director for NYC's Henry, A Liquor Bar, which is just above the escalators at the Hudson Hotel. Beginning with their...
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Spirit Works Distillery
by Heather Stewart Feldman In Sonoma County wine country, Spirit Works Distillery is laboring over something quite different to sip on. Dreaming of working with their hands, making a product that was authentic and sustainable, husband and wife team...
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Aaron Burr Cider
It makes sense that Aaron Burr Cider is made at a small Sullivan County, New York homestead farm, built in the early 19th century—since cider itself is one of America's most historic beverages, and the region's often stark winter temperatures are...
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The Hudson Standard Shrubs
No visit to New York's Hudson Valley is complete without a trip to Hudson Wine Merchants, where the unprecedented selection is matched only by the knowledge of their staff and the reliability of their recommendations. On our most recent visit, CH...
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New and International Vodkas
Although the Moscow Mule might be getting some flack for its overrated simplicity and marketing-made history, that doesn't mean vodka can't impress. While the spirit is supposed to be clear, odorless and flavorless (unless intentionally infused or...
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Interview: Brian Nation of Midleton Distillery
During a recent tasting of the components that make up the newest bottling from Irish whiskey Redbreast 21, Brian Nation was thrilled about his new position as Master Distiller of the Midleton Distillery. Nation now fills the shoes that were worn...
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Papá Andrés Rum
Continuing on their path of creating high-end, sipping rums, Brugal has released Papá Andrés (named for the company’s founder, Don Andrés Brugal) with a limited edition run of just 500 bottles per year—with each year being a different blend than...
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NoMad Drinking Cards
The cocktail menu at the boutique NoMad Hotel bar changes roughly every six weeks; usually as the season changes, or based on head bartender Leo Robitschek's mood. The NoMad, however, has made one sort of secret addition that makes the going out...
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