Many Americans enjoy margaritas, and on the inexpensive end of the scale, tequilas and mezcals are interchangeable for mixing into these Jimmy Buffet-preferred concoctions. But Gents are interested in quality spirits, and on the quality end of the scale, there’s quite a bit of difference. By knowing the difference between the two liquors, you’ll more […]
Category: Wine, Spirits & Beer
The United States is currently experiencing a boom in terms of carefully crafted spirits. Both beer and spirits see an upward trend of proprietors fanatically devoted to making a quality product, and that’s good for the entire market. That places an implicit (and reasonable) expectation of us: know what you’re ordering. With that in mind, […]
Beer and wine have long been the two main players in the craft alcoholic drink game. But as of late in the United States, we have seen a surge in hard cider. Much like IPA skyrocketed from a rare microbrew rarely seen on menus to the leading driver of the craft beer movement, specialty hard cider […]
There’s been a lot of buzz lately about how sugar is bad for you and is present in a lot of the foods you eat on a daily basis, including the foods that are perceived as “healthy.” In fact, approximately 74% of packaged foods contain added sugar. Wine is no exception. While we’ve often been […]
We covered the basics of scotch versus whiskey in an earlier post, but there is still a wealth of ground to be covered in pursuit of finding the perfect scotch to suit your palate. Up next: Scotland’s scotch regions and their (prevailing) effect on flavor and aroma. Lowlands: The staple of the Lowlands is triple […]
People have written entire books about scotch—often, therein, crowning it the ultimate in gentlemen’s drinks. For those whose reading lists might not revolve around malted barley, however, here’s a quick overview: Just like there are cars, performance cars, and trusted performance cars, there is whiskey, Scotch whisky (i.e., scotch), and single-malt scotch—and wide separation between […]
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