Moment of awkward silence? Reach into your pocket, pull out one of these bits of knowledge and slide it across the bar.
A once-coveted starlet of the pre-Prohibition era, few cocktails have achieved such ridicule as the Pink Lady. But why? Seamus Harris remembers a century of pink-drink prejudice.
An Apple Martini from the Belle Epoque.
Escape to paradise.
James Bond might have sent the gin category into a tailspin with the vodka martini, but the Vesper is his saving grace.
Few spirits can claim as chequered a history as absinthe. Escaping persecution in Europe, discover how the green fairy found a spiritual home in New Orleans.
Rum-runners created Cuba's most famous cocktail, but revolutionaries forced it to travel.
Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller Eddie Russell preaches the importance of yeast in bourbon production.
What is it? Buffalo Trace is the oldest continuously operating distillery in America – it even remained open through Prohibition for “medicinal purposes” – and it is home to some of the finest bourbons found on the market, from Stagg Jr to Pappy Van Winkle. This is made from the lower rye of the distillery’s […]
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