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This Is Why You Love/Hate Witbier

This Is Why You Love/Hate Witbier

Witbier – Belgian or Belgian-style wheat beer – is a divisive brew. While some people adore these hazy, fruity wheat beers, others gag at the thought. Why is witbier so polarizing? The answer has to do with an equally love-it-or-hate-it herb: cilantro. We’ll back up and explain. Some people adore the fragrant aroma and fruity […]

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There’s Now Diet Whiskey: Will Whiskey Lovers Go For It, And Do Dieters Even Care?

There’s Now Diet Whiskey: Will Whiskey Lovers Go For It, And Do Dieters Even Care?

Many people perceive whiskey as having a take it or leave it attitude. While there are many different kinds of whiskey, the amber liquid has always been considered a ”real” spirit, something a true liquor lover savors. A tumbler of whiskey simultaneously carries a sense of sophistication and rebellion. That’s why all of those ”date […]

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The Lost Spirits Distillery Claims To Make 20 Year Old Rum In Less Than A Week, But Does It Matter?

The Lost Spirits Distillery Claims To Make 20 Year Old Rum In Less Than A Week, But Does It Matter?

Bryan Davis is the owner of Lost Spirits Distillery, where he’s created a chemical reactor that supposedly ages spirits rapidly. Sort of. He makes young spirits taste more mature. The science behind it? Unaged spirits have short-chain molecules called carboxylic esters and short-chain fatty acids. When these chemicals interact with oak, extraction and esterification occur. […]

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