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BartendingBootcamp, Los Angeles CA, USA

This article originally appeared in The Atlantic in 2011, but I think it deserves to be told again.....

When was the last time you sat down and focused your eyes on the fine print of a Jack Daniel's label? All of those little details--"Lynchburg (Pop. 361)," "Lem Motlow...

Different grains dramatically affect the flavor of distilled, aged spirits such as whiskey, whisky, bouron and rye.

June 27, 2017

You would think all Vanilla extract is from actual Vanilla beans. Nope!

May 23, 2017

Mezcal –VS– Tequila

Few understand the difference between tequila and mezcal, and many don’t even know there is a difference. While traditionally, all tequilas were known as a type of mezcal. Today, they are distinct products, differentiated by the production process an...

May 19, 2017

What the hell is whiskey?

The word "whiskey" comes from the Gaelic uisce beatha, which means "water of life" and dates back to 2,000 BC.

Whiskey is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from a fermented grain or grains. Whiskey is often aged in either new or used wooden ca...

May 5, 2017

First let me say I am guilty as anyone of sacrificing the esthetics of a drink over the practicality of drinking it.  I have done horrible things to make a drink look beautiful and more appealing just to get noticed.

I've "peacocked" it up more times than I can remember...

May 5, 2017

The Zen Mama, The Guru Guy and even The Flow Junkie find themselves double-fisting beers rather than green juice from time to time. Humans aren't on this earth to be perfect, but to live, experience, learn, engage, progress, enjoy and occasionally, indulge.

The solution...

May 5, 2017

I went to a tasting last night for the new offering from Campari USA.  I usually never go to these events because the booze is free and the cocktails are generally weak.  I speak from experience, having worked dozens of these events.  

Usually, I check out the...

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