I was a spectator at the Macallan Ice Ball Plunge at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail when I was struck with an epiphany. The booze industry is even more philanthropic than I thought. Almost every person in the industry that we know has donated time, booze, classes, swag and more. Even DOTW has gotten into the act, sponsoring the Martini Luge at the Silicon Valley Humane Society’s Fur Ball and donating multiple classes as fundraising items.
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We know that it’s time to pick up presents for your co-workers. In our humble opinion, the best gift to buy is booze! Who doesn’t like booze. We also like wine, but this article is dedicated to booze. We put together our top 5 picks for good booze that also happens to be priced right. Good luck this holiday season.
As you may have seen from other posts on the site this week, it was a Brugal week as Brugal stormed San Francisco to launch Brugal 1888. Brugal 1888 is a new rum from the folks at Brugal that offers a Rum done in a Scotch style. I know it sounds a little weird but it truly does work.
Brugal 1888 was the invention of Don Gustavo Brugal, a fifth-generation master distiller within the Brugal … Read more
This week has been the week of Brugal rum for us—an intensive tasting and then a soirée. We can’t say that we minded as it gave us a couple of opportunities to try this outstanding new entrant into the rum market.
Brugal 1888 is the newest offering from Brugal Rums, a distillery out of the Dominican Republic, that was interestingly enough founded in 1888. Brugal 1888 isn’t your ordinary rum; as Brugal proclaims, this is … Read more
Brugal Añejo is a Dominican rum that’s a blend aged three to five years in American white oak casks. The first thing I noticed when they sent me a bottle for review was the gold net over the bottle, which made me think of pirates … for some reason.
But once I cracked it open, I found a pleasing rum that’s a good value at $20 a bottle. The nose is almost all wood and … Read more
The weather is warming up again here, and it’s time to celebrate! This warm-weather recipe was created by Jackson Cannon of Eastern Standard in Boston. It’s a simple concoction that tastes very layered.
2 oz of Brugal Añejo
1 oz fresh squeezed lime
.75 oz demerara syrup (simple syrup made with raw demerara sugar)
Dash of Angostura bitters
1.5 oz ginger beer
Shake ingredients and serve in a highball glass filled with crushed … Read more