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Violette Heaven: Part Deux

Here we go with part two of our two part series regarding violette liqueurs. Why a two part series you ask? Well, due to the insanity of my schedule, I figured I could take one topic and spread it over...

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Kentucky & MxMo:Bourbon

As this month’s MxMo is bourbon themed, I’ve decided to combine my Kentucky trip with MxMo. You can see all of this Month’s MxMo at Scofflaw’s Den. Here we go: New York behind me, I was now on my way...

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Matusalem and the Hop Toad

Matusalem Gran Reserva is an old friend. I think we first met many years ago when I was tending bar at the Blue Water Café in Yaletown, but we didn’t become really tight pals until we buddied up at my...

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Chatelaine & DH Krahn

Over the next number of posts we are going to explore wine-based cocktails and, when possible inject tasting notes of various spirits. Today’s example explores the Chatelaine, using white wine and DH...

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Bitter Love & Bluecoat gin

And so we continue with our “wine-tails” posts, again paired with spirit tasting notes. This week we are going to experience the beautiful Bitter Love and the bombastic Bluecoat gin, because I’ll never...

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Old Forester Repeal Bourbon

I’ll assume that you are all stuffed with turkeys (those of you living in the States, anyway) and while you are coming out of your tryptophan-induced comas you’re probably realizing with horror that...

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Partida and the Zim Zala Bim

One may notice, as one peruses the plethora of pages on this paltry pile of posts (sweet alliteration: 100 bonus points awarded!), that there is little said about tequila, but when the temperature...

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Morning Glory Cocktail & Combier

It’s funny how the memory works (or in my case, doesn’t). I’ve been making the Morning Glory for at least five years now, and it wasn’t until quite recently that I discovered that I’d been making it...

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Combier, Haiti and the Blood and Sand

I have had in my possession for some time a bottling of Royal Combier Grande Liqueur, and while I had wanted to mention it, I wasn’t sure how to present it, as I’ve already discussed Combier’s other...

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Balvenie 17yr Madeira Cask & Drinking at Home

I’ve decided to take this moment to opine on something that is dear to me: drinking well. Now while this will mean different things to different people at different times, today I want to talk about...

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