What Does Gin Taste Like?

First Things FirstBefore discussing how gin tastes, it may be easier to start with how gin is made. Gin is a unique spirit, in that its key ingredient is the same throughout the genre. Unlike vodka, which can contain anything from wheat to potatoes as its primary ingredient, gin exclusively … Read More

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Battle of the Booze: Gin vs. Rum

​When it comes to liquor, we like to think that we don’t play favorites. Whether it’s a cold pint of beer, a glass of red wine, or a shot of whiskey, we’re all down for a good time. But let’s face it. Some booze just tastes better than others. In the … Read More

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Does Whiskey Go Bad?

Can whiskey spoil? The simple answer would be YES. However, careful storage can help maintain its taste for an extended period of time.   Keeping it tightly sealed and storing it in the proper environment can help your whiskey last a long time, according to wine connoisseurs. The “everlasting” theory was … Read More

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Gin Vs. Vodka: What’s the Difference?

When deciding what to drink, many people choose based on whether they want a light or dark spirit. Once we narrow down which color liquor, we can move on to a more specific drink. On the clear side, we have gin and vodka. While both are clear spirits, they are … Read More

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Rum vs. Vodka: What’s The Difference Between Them?

There is no greater pressure than the moment the bartender is staring at you, her hands confidently on the bar, awaiting your reply to the question, “What’ll you have?” It is important to know that we have all been there. A common reply is to ask the ‘tender, “What do … Read More

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Vodka vs. Whiskey: What are the Real Differences Between Them

In the spectrum of spirits, vodka and whiskey are at completely opposite sides. One is clear, the other is dark. One is plain, the other is bold. One is feminine, the other is masculine. Different as night and day, yet constantly and endlessly pitted against each other. In this article, we … Read More

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Bourbon vs. Rye vs. Scotch vs. Whiskey: What’s the Difference?

​Dark liquors, such as bourbon, rye, and scotch are seeing a resurgence of sorts in the greater spirits market. Once a drink seen as a “man’s” drink, inappropriate for anyone other than older, burly men with sordid backgrounds, these darker liquors are becoming popular amongst a younger generation with a … Read More

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Is All Vodka Gluten-Free?

Content Navigation Vodka and Gluten: A Puzzling CaseFermenting VodkaWhat is Gluten?Which Ingredients Contain Gluten?Why is Gluten in Vodka Bad?Do You Need to Avoid Vodka with Gluten in it?Is All Vodka Gluten-Free?Gluten in Distilled Spirits Hey, What’s This got to do With Vodka and Gluten?But It’s Still ComplicatedGluten-Free Vodka AlternativesIs All … Read More

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What is the Best Vodka to Give as a Gift?

Gift giving is a tradition as old as time. Gifts are given for everything from holidays, to birthdays, to graduations, to new jobs, to leaving jobs. Aside from those under the drinking age and those that choose not to drink, spirits are a fail-proof choice as a gift idea. Ideal … Read More

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How Many Calories Are in Vodka?

If you are counting calories but love alcohol, then rest assured that vodka is one of the very best choices if you want to enjoy the pleasures of inebriation while trying to avoid putting on too much weight. But, precisely how many calories in vodka are being consumed when you … Read More

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