Spirits / January 19, 2017 /
Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. is launching a limited release artisanal absinthe. This ain’t your boring, regular absinthe (although, is absinthe ever boring?). Matured 18 months in Serbian Juniper wood barrels, this double-distilled Muscat brandy base, non-chill filtered spirit is unadulterated by any post distillation infusion of flavors and essences. read more
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We’re 18 days away from the Super Bowl, and you know what that means: football beer commercials.
Brewers will spend upwards of $5 million for a 30-second spot then hope you remember it and buy their beer. That’s a big bet that you won’t be distracted by the buffalo chicken dip while their commercial runs. read more
Hot buttered rum. Sounds like something from Harry Potter, but is actually a crazy good concoction colonial America created back in 1650.
It all started when Jamaica started importing molasses into Colonial America. When New Englanders got their hands on this awesome new ingredient, they were like, “Yay! We should open distilleries and make rum for everyone!” read more
The infamous shower beer. Whether you’re drinking in the shower to relax, to kick start your night out, or just for the hell of it- it’s difficult to finish an entire 12 oz beer before you’re done scrubbin’. Some people have conquered this feat (and it probably involved chugging and shot gunning), others are looking for a more relaxing sipping experience while showering. But they don’t want to skimp on the alcohol content of a full beer. Thus, the perfect shower beer in born. read more
2017 is going to be the year of never leaving your home. Want to see a movie? Order it on Netflix from your couch. Want a coffee from Starbucks? Brew a fresh cup using the Keurig machine in your kitchen. Want a gourmet meal? Have Blue Apron send you all the ingredients right to your front door. Need new clothes? Order them with Amazon Prime and receive them in as little as 48 hours. And we have yet another reason for you to never leave your home: the parent companies of Keurig and Budweiser want to make an “in-home alcohol drink system.” That’s right, brewing a beer is now as easy as pushing a button. read more
Hooray, it’s National Milk Day. (Sorry, lactose-intolerant friends.) We’ve endured all those other, lesser holidays (Christmas, bah) and now the big one is here. read more
New Year’s Eve + Colossal hangover + Desire to get your sh*t together in 2017 = Dry January.
If you’ve stuck to your guns, stayed totally sober, and feel like you could do this whole no-drinking thing forever, congratulations you’re a freak. For the rest of us, there are a few tricks that’ll help you survive the next 21 days and not look like this when you’re out with your not-so-dry-January friends: read more
WHAT IS IT? A cocktail made with vodka and tomato juice plus, spices, hot sauce, garnishes and what-have-you. If you started 2017 with a hangover — and let’s be real, look what website you’re on — you might have turned to a Bloody Mary to ease your entry into the year. read more
The ideas that really take off are the ones that you have the most fun creating. At least that’s what happened to Tom Delcourt. According to The Drinks Business, Tom made a Lego scene to pair with the beer he was drinking just for kicks. He took a picture, posted it, and went on with his life. read more
Here’s the thing: I understand that my personal tastes and those of America as a whole don’t always overlap. See, for example, the success of CBS sitcoms. Still, though, this list of America’s 10 fastest growing beer brands, compiled by 24/7 Wall Street, is discouraging. read more