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And The Votes Are Pouring In.

And The Votes Are Pouring In.

It seems every federal election gets a little more spirited – especially as we draw closer to Voting Day. While we at Specialty Spirits don’t promote or speak out for any political party, we do advocate an Election Party – invite friends over to watch the election results over a cocktail.

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Four Types Of Gin.

Four Types Of Gin.

Gin is one of the most well-known alcoholic spirits in the world. It has a long and interesting history that goes all the way back to medieval times when it was distilled as an herbal medicine. As time went on, gin became more popular, and a lot of different styles...

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Rum: What’s in a Name?

Rum: What’s in a Name?

Rum: ˈrəm nounAn alcoholic beverage distilled from a fermented cane product such as molasses.Rum: ˈrəm adjectiveStrange, odd. British informal. Dictionarily speaking, the above is an accurate description of rum. Truthfully, my use of the word “rum” tends to lean more...

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Getting Your Gin On

Getting Your Gin On

You’re a Benedictine monk.  You look at your watch and it’s about 10 after the 11th century.  (Hey, you’re in Salerno in the southern part of Italy.)  Anyway, one of the monks there, you forget his name, shows you this contraption, an alembic something or other. ...

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Never in a million years, let alone two, would I have imagined that I would be working in the spirits industry. A couple of years ago yesterday, I was saying to myself, over a dram:  “What would I do differently?  What would I do if I was at the helm?” ...

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