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9 Things You Should Know About Bols Genever (and Liqueurs)

9 Things You Should Know About Bols Genever (and Liqueurs)

Lucas Bols, a distiller based in Amsterdam, has more than four centuries of botanical booze-making under its belt. A family-owned distilling company founded in 1575, Bols (for short) is best-known for its eponymous genever and colorful line of liqueurs, which look neon-tactically artificial but, according to the company, are au natural — or should we […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Jägermeister

10 Things You Should Know About Jägermeister

Most of us associate Jägermeister with frat parties, annoying drunk people, and frat parties. But the drink itself — a generally misunderstood, hazardously abused liqueur — has an interesting history, nuanced flavors, and digestive kindness. Add an 80-year-old secret recipe, and you have a drink that deserves closer inspection. Here are 10 things you should know […]

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How Do You Make a Booze Brand Go Viral? The Master of Craft Explains

How Do You Make a Booze Brand Go Viral? The Master of Craft Explains

Steven Grasse has mastered the art of navigating the boundaries of the booze world. The FDA’s list of acceptable additives “tells you every single ingredient you’re allowed to use in a spirit,” Grasse says. “If it’s not on the list, you can’t use it. Unless… you can make a historical precedent for why you need […]

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We Asked 9 Bartenders: What’s the Most Versatile Bottle in Your Arsenal?

We Asked 9 Bartenders: What’s the Most Versatile Bottle in Your Arsenal?

If you take a look behind any bar in America, you’re bound to find a variety of liquors both familiar (hello, whiskey) and unusual. But what about the workhorse bottles that bartenders reach for again and again? We asked nine bartenders from West Hollywood to Nashville to tell us about their ”Swiss Army knife” bottles, […]

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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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Janis Joplin, Southern Comfort & The Story Of A Fur Coat

Janis Joplin, Southern Comfort & The Story Of A Fur Coat

It’s qualified as something “only hardcore Janis Joplin fans know,” according to The Society of Rock (a society we clearly don’t wanna mess with), but it doesn’t take a lot of digging to uncover the—possibly apocryphal—story of Janis Joplin, her SoCo buzz, and the free lynx fur coat. Which, yeah, as we write that down sounds […]

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Drambuie: The Charming Scotsman That Will Totally Beat Up Your Honey-Flavored Whiskey

Drambuie: The Charming Scotsman That Will Totally Beat Up Your Honey-Flavored Whiskey

If you’ve ever wanted to sip a magical elixir that gives you the strength of a royal warrior and the finesse of a smooth-talking con artist, it might be time for you to invest in a bottle of Drambuie. Though favored by princes and lounge singers alike, this herbal wonder somehow manages to stay subtly […]

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