Brandy

Why Top Bartenders Are Reclaiming a 350-Year-Old American Spirit

Why Top Bartenders Are Reclaiming a 350-Year-Old American Spirit

Bourbon is often called “America’s native spirit,” and for good reason. But there’s another type of liquor that can claim the title of being America’s oldest native spirit. It’s one that many drinkers aren’t familiar with, even though it’s been bottled in New Jersey by descendants of a Revolutionary War fighter since the 18th century. […]

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Brandy Has a Branding Problem

Brandy Has a Branding Problem

Most of the time, brandy is an afterthought. Or, it’s a cheap brown liquor that gets unceremoniously dumped into eggnog. Or, according to most people I asked, it’s what old guys drink with cigars. Brandy is currently engaged in a fight against its image, which until now has turned would-be connoisseurs away.

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What You Should Be Drinking This Weekend – October 14-16

What You Should Be Drinking This Weekend – October 14-16

Mid-October weekends scream for fall festivities: hay rides, pumpkin patches and, of course, apple picking. Despite pumpkin spice getting all the seasonal hype, apple is just as strong a flavor candidate for all things food and booze. After apple picking, we’re carrying on this delectably fruity theme with the king of apple brandy itself — […]

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Your Guide To Getting All Classy With After Dinner Drinks

Your Guide To Getting All Classy With After Dinner Drinks

Anyone who doesn’t save room for a drink after dinner is basically cheating themselves. And no, not just because it’s an extra opportunity to bookend a night of pleasant intoxication with just a bit more pleasant intoxication. After-dinner drinks are often useful to help, er, goose the digestive process and/or calm any calamities of wine […]

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The Actual “American Spirit” Is Apple Brandy From New Jersey

The Actual “American Spirit” Is Apple Brandy From New Jersey

Taking for granted the slew of cultural distortions already embedded in the holiday, and bringing none of those up (because Uncle Reggie’s had a few), here’s a fun holiday quiz: this Thanksgiving, ask your assembled friends and family, “What’s the most American thing to drink on Thanksgiving?” One person will sit back in his rocking […]

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