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Tag Archives: Liquor store

• Huzzahs to Canada for the Best Whiskey in the World 2016!

Huzzahs to Canada for the Best Whiskey in the World 2016!

Ok, so Jim Murray, of Whisky Bible fame, released his 13th annual guide in November and, believe me, we were all surprised by his pick for this year’s top dog: 90-proof Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye! While I’m a proud Canadian, Crown Royal isn’t the first rye that comes to mind when you’re looking for […]

• Yes, wine made intentionally to add ice. Thank you, Diane Keaton

Yes, wine made intentionally to add ice. Thank you, Diane Keaton

By J.L. Laing Just what we needed. A kooky celebrity imagining herself a ‘winemaker’ promoting her new wine label, The Keaton (duh), that’s made intentionally to be served on ice, “just the way she enjoys it.” WTF.  Why do you even bother to drink wine? Come on. Who is she appealing to? My guess is […]

• Yup, Lululemon’s makin’ beer to go with downward facing dog!

Yup, Lululemon’s makin’ beer to go with downward facing dog!

“Beer, it’s the new yoga pant. Wednesday, it’s the new Friday.” Strange bed partners. Or are they? Canadian yoga giant, Lululemon is getting into the beer business producing a run of 80,000 cans call Curiosity Lager in collaboration with Stanley Park Brewing in Vancouver. They’re producing it for the Seawheeze half marathon on August 15. Seems like a targeted business […]

• Diageo To Produce Own Craft Beer

Diageo To Produce Own Craft Beer

Diageo, a major producer of beer (Guinness, Harp, Red Stripe, Smithwick’s) and the world’s largest producer of spirits (with a list that probably makes up 80% of your local liquor store shelves), has decided to take a foray into craft beer with the new brewery, Thump Keg Brewing Co. It should be no secret that their […]

• The Most Sought-After Bottles Of Liquor In 2014

The Most Sought-After Bottles Of Liquor In 2014

In 2013, whiskey overtook vodka as the number-one spirit in America, so it’s no surprise that the most sought-after spirits of 2014 were whiskeys too. These are bottles you might not easily find on the shelves of your local liquor stores. Many spirit enthusiasts turn to Caskers, an online marketplace offering a variety of artisanal […]

• Welcome to the 21st Century: Virginia Finally Easing Happy Hour Rule

Welcome to the 21st Century: Virginia Finally Easing Happy Hour Rule

As you may know, Prohibition was repealed in 1933. That means it’s been more than 80 years since Americans abandoned the catastrophic folly that fueled organized crime and turned otherwise law-abiding folks with a taste for liquor into outlaws. Yet many states – yes, I’m including Virginia – continue to treat alcohol as a vaguely […]

• Pappygate Update: Bardstown Principal cleared as person of interest

Pappygate Update: Bardstown Principal cleared as person of interest

Update in Pappygate: Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton tells BourbonBlog.com that Bardstown High School Principal Chris Pickett has been cleared as a person of interest in the theft of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon. Listen to BourbonBlog.com’s Tom Fischer new podcast interview above with Sheriff Melton in the podcast below which gives updates in the case. […]

• Pappygate Update: Principal Identified as Man in Pappy Surveillance Video

Pappygate Update: Principal Identified as Man in Pappy Surveillance Video

Bourbonblog.com has just been informed that Bardstown Principal Chris Pickett (pictured below in portrait) is being reported as the mysterious “person of interest” in the now famous surveillance video (watch above) from Packages and More Liquor in Elizabethtown, according to his attorney. This “person of interest” was originally sought by authorities for questioning last week when […]

• Chicago felon gets $105K grant to open liquor store where stores are banned

Chicago felon gets $105K grant to open liquor store where stores are banned

Keeping the sordid reputation of Chicago politicians alive and not-so-well, Alderman Deborah Graham reportedly gave convicted drug dealer Frederick “Juicy” Sims great assistance in getting a huge monetary grant to open a liquor store in Chicago, according to Opposing Views on Tuesday, as well as an original report by the Chicago Tribune. Sims, who previously […]

• Old Liquor Won’t Kill You, But Might Not Thrill You

Old Liquor Won’t Kill You, But Might Not Thrill You

Say you’re rummaging in your parents’ basement and you come across a stash of booze. Old booze — forty or fifty years, at least. Some of the bottles are still in their original boxes and filled to the brim with seals intact. Do you drink the contents (slowly) and sell the coolest-looking empties on eBay? […]

• Cool book ‘The Drunken Botanist’ Takes A Garden Tour Of The Liquor Cabinet

Cool book ‘The Drunken Botanist’ Takes A Garden Tour Of The Liquor Cabinet

An incredible diversity of grains, herbs and fruits goes into the world’s alcoholic drinks, as writer Amy Stewart explains. Her new book describes the plants behind cocktails and other boozy beverages and features drink recipes and growing instructions. The next time you’re sipping on a glass of something boozy, consider the plants behind your beverage. […]

• 101-year-old woman says four drinks a day keep the doctor away

101-year-old woman says four drinks a day keep the doctor away

Our new hero is a Staten Island woman who just turned 101 and whose recipe for longevity includes booze, booze and more booze. Meet Nancy Lamperti, who was born in 1912 in Oppido Mamertina, Italy, and came to the U.S. in 1927. Her diet each day includes four alcoholic drinks: two glasses of Paisano wine […]

• Got a green thumb? Plants can be converted into alcoholic drinks

Got a green thumb? Plants can be converted into alcoholic drinks

Gardening can be an intoxicating hobby, especially if the botany is booze-related. Consider the possibilities: grapes fermented into wine, corn distilled into bourbon, hops used to flavor beer and fruit to sweeten liqueurs. Why run to a liquor store when you can savor the harvest from your own cocktail garden? Three processes are involved in […]

• Caskers Delivers Rare and Artisanal Spirits to Your Door

Caskers Delivers Rare and Artisanal Spirits to Your Door

Here’s some good news on the obtaining-rare-alcohol front. New company, Caskers, sources artisanal spirits and delivers them straight to your home. Rather than an online liquor store that houses thousands of products, Caskers works with master distillers creating unique, small-batch products that deserve some attention. And then, via its subscription service, sends those rare bottles […]

• Heavy Duty Spirit Strength Takes On Fans

Heavy Duty Spirit Strength Takes On Fans

AT Cask, a San Francisco liquor store run by the people who own that city’s high-end cocktail bars Rickhouse and Bourbon & Branch, the spirit most coveted by customers is George T. Stagg, a limited-production bourbon that can exceed 70 percent alcohol. The store’s owner, Brian Sheehy, said the waiting list for Stagg is 190 […]