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Tag Archives: Alcohol proof

• This guy experimented with powdered alcohol so you don’t have to

This guy experimented with powdered alcohol so you don’t have to

On Monday of this week, Connecticut’s House of Representatives voted to ban the sale of powdered alcohol, supporting a bill that will go to Governor Dannel Malloy for approval. The Nutmeg State’s attack on the stuff follows statewide bans in Delaware, Vermont, Virginia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Utah and Alaska. Senator Chuck Schumer has even advised […]

• How to Drink a Cask Strength Whiskey

How to Drink a Cask Strength Whiskey

The idea of tasting a whiskey that comes straight from the barrel has been an enticing selling point in recent years, but the growing popularity of “cask strength” spirits is a bit more than just a nebulous term meant to conjure images of tough men, dark wood, and stiff drinks. If we put you on the spot, […]

• Whoa. 80-proof alcoholic drink made from used coffee grounds

Whoa. 80-proof alcoholic drink made from used coffee grounds

Now you can get a new kind of buzz from coffee. Researchers have found a way to turn used coffee grounds into an alcoholic beverage. In recent years, the industry of distilled spirits has put out a call for new beverages with different flavors created from unusual raw materials. To answer this call, some scientists […]

• Want to make your own custom whiskey? Yes, you can.

Want to make your own custom whiskey? Yes, you can.

“MY WHISKEY” CUSTOM WHISKEY PROGRAM Do you have an idea for a great whiskey? Want your own custom whiskey for your bar or restaurant? You and some buddies want your own label for the hunting camp? Want an amazing one-of-a-kind holiday gift? Here’s your chance! We will custom make a 30 gallon barrel of whiskey […]

• Jim Beam Adding White Whiskey But Don’t Call It Moonshine

Jim Beam Adding White Whiskey But Don’t Call It Moonshine

Jacob’s Ghost a throwback to 1790s product and similar to moonshine. The world’s largest bourbon producer is dipping into moonshining’s colorful past to create its own batches of white whiskey. Beam Inc.’s newest spirit is called Jacob’s Ghost in honor of Jacob Beam, founding distiller of its flagship Jim Beam brand. Jacob’s Ghost resembles the […]

• 20 White Dog Whiskies Reviewed

20 White Dog Whiskies Reviewed

Last year we published a piece entitled “Putting White Dog Down“, a sobering counterpoint to the intense media buzz surrounding this category. Since that point, the category has continued to grow and the offerings in this space have increased exponentially. The category has also become quite muddled with products getting released as white dog, white […]

• How will the cocktail scene change in the next five years?

How will the cocktail scene change in the next five years?

To ramp up this weekend’s reveal of the 2011 Class of Chronicle Bar Stars, we’re asking some of the best and most established bartenders in San Francisco a few questions about their craft, some serious and some a little less serious. Question #1: What’s your least favorite cocktail to make? Answers here. Question #2: What […]