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Hump Day Liquor Links

This week’s hard drink’n links:

    Cocktail Obituary – Sex on the Beach – theKitchn (featuring a video from yours truly) Survey of Drinking – Esquire Nerdiest Kegerator Ever – BuzzFeed How To Make Small Talk at a Bar – The Bartender Files The Hidden Health Benefits of Alcohol? – HuffPo The Line Between Simple & Stupid – Endless Simmer Infusion Profusion: Game-Changing Fast ‘N Cheap Technique – Cooking Issues Century-Old Crate Of Scotch Whisky Pulled
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Hump Day Liquor Links

This week’s collection of links!

    Is Drinking Alcohol Healthy or Dangerous? – Summer Tomato Man Opens 200 Bottles of Beer in Just over a Minute – Asylum Drunk People Will Save the Airline Industry – Gawker Hangover Pizza – Endless Simmer Quinn for the Win – Libation Lab
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Las Vegas Airport to Get Liquor Store

If the prices are better than the strip (not hard), this will be the busiest liquor store in Nevada!
Travelers arriving at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas will soon be able to stock up on booze at the airport.
Clark County commissioners this week approved negotiating a lease with local Lee’s Discount Liquor for a franchise at the airport to be called Lee’s Runway Liquor.

The 1,200-square-foot store will be located near baggage claim.

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The Glenrothes Vintage 1998 Review

I recently received a bottle of the Glenrothes Vintage 1998 Scotch Whisky. Sure my friend works for Skyy, but it was unexpected just the same.

The Glenrothes is a Speyside Single Malt Whisky that bottles by vintage, not age. Therefore, much like a fine wine, each vintage is unique. The 1998 is no exception.

The nose of this whisky is pure smoothness with a slight woodiness and hints of dried fruit. You sense none of … Read more

Hump Day Liquor Links

Our weekly assortment of tidbits from the drinking world:

    Mix It Up: NYC in NOLA: The Sazerac – (Serious Eats) To-Drink List: 4 New Spirits to Watch For (TheKitchn) Official Mad Men Drinking Game (Flavorpill) Justin Timberlake’s first shot at directing, a commercial for his 901 Tequila. Wow, just wow. (BuzzFeed) Good Times: U.S. Drinking Rate Is at a 25-Year High (Asylum) The Fourth Annual Tales of the Cocktail Swag Awards (Alcademics) No cocktails here;
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How to Make Great Cocktails at Home

There are a few basic rules to follow when tending bar. However, though basic these rules must not be compromised, Ever!

    Premium Liquor
    ALWAYS USE PREMIUM SPIRITS. It is impossible to stress the importance of using premium liquor when mixing drinks. Ice
    Your drink can only be as good as the ingredients that you use. Make fresh ice or buy fresh ice. Don’t use ice that has been sitting in your freezer for the past
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Hiram Walker Simpletini Contest

The Hiram Walker Simpletini Contest: Create an amazing drink recipe with no more than three ingredients ... and win a prize!

Maker’s Mark 46 Bourbon Review

Travels to the Maker's Mark Distillery to sample Maker's 46

Maker’s Mark Salutes America with Special Red, White and Blue Bottles

A true American original, the Maker’s Mark distillery is the world’s oldest operating bourbon whisky distillery and a National Historic Landmark. The folks at Maker’s Mark want you to toast America’s birthday this 4th of July with their Straight Bourbon Whisky.

Special for the holiday, Maker’s Mark is selling tri-packs with three 375 ml bottles sealed in red, white and blue wax. These packs will be sold for a limited time only in select US … Read more