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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Smirnoff

15 Things You Didn’t Know About Smirnoff

There are many things we do know about Smirnoff, maybe because it’s everywhere (that kind of happens when you’re the best selling vodka brand in the world). But as is probably the case with vodka generally, we don’t know everything there is to know about Smirnoff. Mostly we just know how to drink it. But […]

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Love Bourbon? Thank The Timber Industry. And The Great Depression.

Love Bourbon? Thank The Timber Industry. And The Great Depression.

We love our vintage clothes and Thanksgiving leftovers and eco-friendly upcycling. So why is it America insists on a new white oak barrel every time a little bit of bourbon needs some aging? That’s a good, and complicated question. And like any complicated question, it has a few possible answers, ranging from the Great Depression […]

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What The Heck Are Bitters? Plus How To Make Your Own

What The Heck Are Bitters? Plus How To Make Your Own

Bitters: A Brief History From classics like The Manhattan to inventive, elaborate concoctions, plenty of cocktails call for bitters. But what exactly are bitters, and why would you want them in your drink? In short, bitters consist of liquor that’s sharply flavored with herbs and plant elements. As is the case with plenty of vices, […]

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