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Category: Wine, Spirits & Beer

Know your liquors: Tequila vs. Mezcal

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 […]

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Drink like a Gent: knowing the difference between whiskey, bourbon, and rye

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, […]

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The Cider Movement

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 […]

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The sugar in your wine

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 […]

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Scotch Regions: A Gent’s Guide

Scotch Regions

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 […]

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The Single Malt: A Gent’s Primer

What is Scotch?

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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