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12 Candy Themed Cocktails

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On Halloween, celebrations will be in full swing. We have been scratching our heads, trying to come up with new and innovation ways to make adult Halloweens fun.

Set Sail With Bowmore

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In San Francisco, our summer happens in September and October when the fog recedes. The day happened to be one of those lovely days! Clear blue skies, sun shining bright in the sky and calm seas. That was a lucky thing.

Creating Interactions: An Interview with Bar Rescue’s John Taffer

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John Taffer is the President of Bar & Nightclub Media and the Host of Spike TVs Bar Rescue (new episodes start October 6th!). I sat down (ok, had a call) with Mr. Taffer recently to discuss the new season of Bar Rescue and his years in the bar business. John has been creating and running bars for over 35 years. To say the least, he’s seen it all.

Hudson New York Corn Whiskey Review

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Hudson New York Corn Whiskey was one of the first whiskeys made in New York State following prohibition.

From the distiller, “We double distill the corn mash pure and simple. No other flavors or sugar added. It’s then bottled at 46% without charcoal or chill filtering, giving the crystal clear whiskey a silky smooth, creamy and clean drinking experience. It’s also distinctly corny – just like your wise-cracking uncle. Cut the wax and pour.” 

New … Read more

Liquid Vacation – Literary Monday

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The book explores the history of Tiki, delving into the history of the genre, the masters behind the decor and their modern twists on the libations. I loved the book for the history, the lore and the decor alone.

Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon Whiskey Review

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Appearance: clear, medium minus tawny brown with thick legs

Nose: clean, medium minus notes of corn, kernel, black cherry, sourdough, cola, vanilla and oak

Palate: dry, smooth, integrated alcohol with medium notes of corn, kernel, sourdough, black cherry, maraschino cherry, vanilla and oak.  Medium minus finish of maraschino cherry.

Rating:  Average.  I like the smoothness of the texture of the alcohol.  But, the cherry extract isn’t integrated with the bourbon and you either get notes … Read more

10 Fun Facts for Bourbon Heritage Month [InfoGraphic]

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Did you know? The U.S. Senate signed “Bourbon Heritage Month” into law in 2007, reinforcing the 1964 Act of Congress that declared bourbon “America’s Native Spirit”

Ameica’s Cup Final – Skyy Vodka vs Shellback Rum

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The Amercia’s Cup Final is taking place here in San Francisco and two local brands are racing for the trophy.

Jordan Estate Tour & Tasting

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Jordan Winery is launching an exciting new tour of it’s winery and its pairing the tour with food and wine. That might be a first. Not only is there food and wine pairing but it’s then paired with gorgeous areas of the vineyard.

Happy National Rum Day

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Today, August 16th, we celebrate rum, the wonderful spirit that is the base of many classic cocktails including the Daiquiri, Mai Tai and Piña Colada. Rum was instrumental in the growth of the American colonies, Australia and was a staple for British sailors until 1970.

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