Monthly Archives: June 2021

  1. In the Context of Liquor, What Are Spirits?

    In the Context of Liquor, What Are Spirits?

    Given the surprising variety of liquors and cocktails, you might be surprised to learn that there are ultimately only seven core spirits from which they're made. Each of these distilled spirits has its own unique flavor, and each one features slight variations in the distillation process. Learn them, and you'll have a much better sense of how to mix the perfect drink. 

    What's The Difference Between Alcohol and Spirits? 

    All spirits are alcoholic, but not all alcoholic drinks are spirits, also referred to as hard liquor.

    These drinks tend to have a higher alcohol content than other alcoholic beverages and are made via distillation. Working with a fermented liquid as a base, distillation essentially separates the drink by boiling and condensing it, increasing the alcohol content as a result. While modern distilleries use a little more complicated process than "just boil it," the process is still roughly the same.

    What Are The Different Classifications

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  2. Best Moscato Wines Under $10

    Best Moscato Wines Under $10

    Whether you’re attending a dinner party or just looking for a delicious weeknight wine, it can sometimes feel like a scavenger hunt to find the best Moscato wines under $10. Fret not! There are ways to find popular Moscato wines that don’t break the bank! 

    What is Moscato Wine?

    Moscato wines are known for their sweet flavors that often have hints of orange blossom and peaches. Other fruit flavors include mandarin orange, sweet Meyer lemon, ripe pear, and honeysuckle. The name itself is Italian for Muscat Blan, which is a type of wine grape.  

     

    The Muscat family of grapes has over 200 grape varieties that have been used to produce wine around the world for centuries. Both the grape varieties and the wines themselves range in color from white to yellow to pink to black. 

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  3. Understanding the History of Whiskey in America

    Understanding the History of Whiskey in America

    American Whiskey is known for its rich taste, quality, and the nostalgia a single sip can conjure. The history of whiskey in America is deep, and it has become a vintage drink that many enjoy. The history of whiskey is detailed and winds alongside this country’s history, including wars, prohibitions, rebellions, and more. Just as whiskey ages and adds character, each era of its existence has added character to the drink’s charm. 

    What is the History of the First Whiskey in America?

    The history of whiskey begins in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. It was in the eastern United States in 1791 when whiskey started its journey into the glasses of Americans. It was brewed as a rye-based product and eventually taxed by the president, which led to the famous “Whiskey Rebellion.” The people of Kentucky and Tennessee began to brew American whiskey as they could procure the necessary materials. 

    Corn was plentiful in this area, and as the main ingredient of whis

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