Bar Reviews: Christina’s Shoreditch and Scarfes Bar, London

A trip to London means plenty of time in pubs, but like any big city, London has a thriving cocktail culture, too. A recent visit here took me to two upscale cocktail bars to sample the city’s latest in drinkdom. Read on for the boozy details on Christina’s Shoreditch and Scarfes Bar. Christina’s Shoreditch The…

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Review: Abstinence Non-Alcoholic Cape Floral Gin and Spritzes

Based in South Africa, Abstinence Spirits makes a variety of non-alcoholic spirits and ready-to-drink products, with a heavy focus on various NA gins. The company’s process is described as follows: “We extract flavours through small batch distillations without the use of alcohol, by using maceration, vapour infusion and hydrosols. Each batch is individually blended, tasted…

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Gambler’s Treat: Ideas of Prestigious Scotches You Can Gift Yourself After Cashing Out on Your Casino Wins

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Review: Accompani Dry Vermouth

  We’ve covered a bit of the lineup from Portland-based Straightaway Cocktails’ Accompani brand, and today we take a dive into one of the most widely used spirits, vermouth. This is a dry vermouth, made with tarragon, thyme, citron, sweet woodruff, and rose, among other botanicals. This is a versatile and fresh vermouth, pale yellow…

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48 Hours in Louisville and Kentucky Bourbon Country, 2023

Despite a long-standing bourbon affinity, my inaugural Kentucky bourbon tour only occurred this past November by interloping on my friend Kate Snow’s vacation plans to do the same. With a few more travelers, our eventual group of 10 represented the extreme points across the booze spectrum from “I only drink beer” to “I detect a…

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Casino Players’ Top Shelf Scotch – 10 Lavish Drinks for Every Type of Gambler

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Review: Oddbird Non-Alcoholic Blanc de Blancs

Here’s another non-alcoholic wine that again showcases how sparkling options outperform still wines in this category. Oddbird’s nonvintage Blanc de Blancs is made in Germany, but it starts in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France. Blanc de Blancs is made from chardonnay and colombard and is matured for 12 months “before being gently liberated from alcohol.”…

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Review: Samuel Maverick Straight Triticale Whiskey Bottled-In-Bond

Maverick Distilling’s new triticale-based whiskey was born from a mistake. After ordering a batch of rye, the distillers discovered they had been sent the similar-looking triticale, a hybrid of rye and wheat. What the hell, the San Antonio-based operation decided, let’s make into whiskey anyway and see what happens. It’s an uncommon grain to use…

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