Arguably the most important thing to know about rum this time of year is that it’s in your glass. And while we too plan on pursuing carefree rum consumption this season, while also quietly praying that “moisture wicking technology” is actually a thing, we like getting a bit better acquainted with our favorite spirits: tequila, […]
Not only is Tanqueray almost 200 years into the gin game, the company actually helped drive the evolution of the category itself. It was part of the mission to transform gin from “Christmas tree fire water” to something actually respectable.
It’s totally normal and probably psychologically healthier to shut out the collective drinks marketing noise. “Mango Margaritas are here!” “Rosé all day, bae!” “Coconut Rum — your doctor says it’s the new water!” But this is one trend too good to keep to ourselves. This is Pineau des Charentes.
Enjoyed in 70 countries. Misunderstood in ours. Crafty before craft was such a big deal. Started by a milkman and now owned by the biggest brewing company in the world. Hoegaarden doesn’t necessarily rank among the sexiest beer to bring to a party. If anything, it occupies squarely awkward territory in the beer world: There’s […]
It’s cool. It’s vaguely medicinal-seeming. It’s made with stuff you could find in body wash or the Bible. At one point, it definitely probably might have contained opiates. It’s Fernet-Branca. Sure, it’s a shade of brown we tend to prefer squarely in the realm of chocolate desserts or fine wood furniture. And, yes, it’s been […]
Everybody loves a good game changer — think Lady Gaga, doughnut hamburger buns, or raccoons as pets. But every time you scan a back bar for your favorite bottle, or take your time savoring a great Margarita, you could be overlooking one of the major game changers in tequila: Don Julio.
There’s a lot more a lot of us should know about gin in general. Which means there’s definitely plenty we should know about a gin like Bombay Sapphire. The great grandchild of the 1761 gin distillery founded by Thomas Dakin in Warrington, England, Bombay burst onto the scene in the late ‘80s.
There are plenty of incredibly tasty Canadian whiskies worth your time and talents. But as with any drink, learning or consuming, it’s best to start with one. Why not start with the Canadian whisky that’s famously “Fit for a King” and comes, as far too few things do, sheathed in velvet? Here are 10 things […]
Even if you don’t drink vodka, you’re probably familiar with Absolut, thanks to its ridiculously successful marketing campaign. Even if you do drink Absolut, there are probably more than a few things you don’t know about the product, or the company itself. From a surprising level of environmental awareness to ancient water sources to that […]