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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Review: ISH Non-Alcoholic Wine, Gin, and Cocktails

Dry January is upon us, and if you’re one of the brave souls who’s forgoing alcohol this month, know that it doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to drinking tap water for 31 days. NA options are increasingly impressive, including a few of the products from ISH, a Danish/German/Austrian operation with the tagline “the…

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Mezcal Amaras’ Luis Nino de Rivera Mesta on Trends, Challenges, and the Future of Mezcal

The popularity of agave spirits has exploded in recent years with mezcal showing particularly impressive growth. Unlike most tequila, however, mezcal is more of an artisanal product, often made entirely by hand and with frequently far lower yields. It is not uncommon for a new mezcal producer to hit the market with only a few…

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