Powdered Alcohol Is Real, Dumb, And Coming To A Liquor Store Near You
Well, this sure is a terrible idea. The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has reportedly approved a forthcoming product called Palcohol, an alcoholic powder that comes in flavors including Cosmopolitan and Kamikaze. - See more
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Are you a great bartender? Know a bartender who crafts great cocktails? It’s time to enter for the Star of the Bar® mixology competition. Star of the Bar pits maestro mixologists head-to-head for a chance at glory and $5,000—plus big recognition for their home operation. Enter here.
What 3,700-Year-Old Wine Tasted Like
Excavating a ruined palace in Tel Kabri, Israel, this summer, a group of archaeologists made a discovery: an old wine cellar. A very old wine cellar. A cellar they estimate—according to findings presented today at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research—to be some 3,700 years old - See more
It’s Official: Craft Brewers Are Now Beating Big Beer
“Over the last couple of years, the number of new brewery openings has been at near unprecedented levels,” said Bart Watson, Ph.D., staff economist at Brewers Association, a craft beer industry group. “We’re seeing breweries open at about a rate of 1.2 per day.” - See more
Jack Daniel Distillery Announces Limited Test Launch Of “Tennessee Fire"
The Jack Daniel Distillery announced today it will test a new red hot cinnamon spirit called “Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire,” beginning in April. Crafted with Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 whiskey and naturally infused with a proprietary red hot cinnamon liqueur for a smooth and delicious taste - See more
Rums Of The World
Rum is truly one of the most fascinating spirits in the world, with a long and intriguing history. Once it was learned that the sticky syrup molasses, a product of sugar production, could be fermented, the stage was set for the spirit to thrive and grow into one of the most-consumed adult beverages in the world. The product has evolved from the days of Caribbean trading starting in the 1600s, to today’s refined spirit with many types of distilling, aging, and blending. The rum category has exploded with the onset of spiced rum and now with flavored rums that seem to be growing by the day. I will not taste flavored rums for this exercise but will concentrate on the traditional categories with a little spiced rum thrown in. Each rum was tasted twice, neat. - See more at: Rums of the World