Cannabis Has ‘No Impact’ on Alcohol Sales, Study Says

Cannabis Has ‘No Impact’ on Alcohol Sales, Study Says

Despite growing concerns over cannabis creeping into U.S. alcohol sales, at least one study says those reports are blowing smoke. The Distilled Spirits Council, a national trade association representing the liquor industry, conducted a study that found the three states where recreational marijuana has been legal the longest — Colorado, Oregon, and Washington — have […]

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Best Practices: Don’t Rush Your Negroni

Best Practices: Don’t Rush Your Negroni

Thanks to strategic corporate marketing, and the general irresistibility of Italian-style dolce vita, the Negroni is undergoing a renaissance. According to legend, a count named Camillo Negroni invented the aperitif in Florence in 1919, combining gin, sweet vermouth, and a branded amaro, Campari. When the 21st-century craft cocktail movement arrived, parent company Gruppo Campari sensed […]

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What Are Bottled-in-Bond Spirits, and Why Are They Suddenly Everywhere?

What Are Bottled-in-Bond Spirits, and Why Are They Suddenly Everywhere?

As American whiskey sales continue to grow year-over-year, due in part to what industry analysts call the “craft movement,” bottled-in-bond spirits have come back in a big way. Jack Daniel’s released a 100-proof bottled-in-bond expression in August 2018. Heaven Hill Brands, the sixth-largest distilled spirits company in the U.S., has made bonded iterations of Old […]

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These Are The Best Brandy Tasting Glasses

These Are The Best Brandy Tasting Glasses

Guys, brandy is a thing, and it’s time that everyone got on board. Once the underdog of the drinking world, it was considered somewhere between an eggnog afterthought and the drink of choice for the old school finance crowd. But this golden liquid is making a comeback. For those that need a refresher, brandy is […]

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Hendrick’s Releases New Limited-Edition Gin With ‘Lotus Blossom Essences’

Hendrick’s Releases New Limited-Edition Gin With ‘Lotus Blossom Essences’

Hendrick’s Gin inspires devotion among fans, not least because of its flavor profile developed by master distiller Lesley Gracie. Already a household name, the William Grant & Sons-owned gin brand continues to innovate with new releases and limited-edition runs. The latest, Orbium, is a twist on the original, adding extracts of quinine, wormwood, and lotus […]

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‘Dry Alabama’ Anti-Alcohol Facebook Campaign Was Fake

‘Dry Alabama’ Anti-Alcohol Facebook Campaign Was Fake

In a dramatic 2017 Alabama Senate race between Republican Roy S. Moore and Democrat Doug Jones, parties pulled out their proverbial shots. Jones ultimately won the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, with Moore losing by a slim margin. More than a year after the election, however, it’s been learned Democrats had a special, ”Russian-inspired” trick […]

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