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Chartreuse Herbal Liqueur Information and Cocktails

The only spirits that arrived in our house, when I was growing up, was vodka of dubious provenance brought from Poland. It acted like a magic charm as all the men became slightly flushed and started wild dancing while the women looked bemused. My lexicon of spirits was severely limited; gin and tonic sounded like something horrible that old people would drink. I remember my first sip of this deliciously refreshing bitter, fragrant, citrus-scented drink even now. It was baptism into the intriguing, perfumed, beguiling, slightly dark and mysterious world of gin.

via How to build a gin collection | My Custard Pie.

How to build a gin collection | My Custard Pie

Today is one of Scotland’s two competing International Days designed to celebrate Whisky/Hoovers/Childish Bickering. In honour of this moderately notable occasion Whiskysponge journalists contacted the legendary deceased writer and drinks journalist Michael Jackson to see what he makes of today’s whisky world.

via International Whisky Day: Exclusive Whiskysponge Interview With Michael Jackson | whiskysponge.

International Whisky Day: Exclusive Whiskysponge Interview With Michael Jackson

A lot has changed in just a few years. Now, ornately labeled bottles of amari like Meletti, Braulio, Ramazzotti, Cynar and Amaro Nonino are shaking off the dust of the back bar and making their way front-and-center in many high-profile bars and restaurants across the country from Sotto and Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles to Amor y Amargo and Maialino in Manhattan. At Balena in Chicago, the amaro-spiked cocktail menu even ranks their drinks with a 1-10 scale of bitterness to help you navigate the list and land on the perfect bitter note.

via PUNCH | An Amaro Scene Springs Up in Seattle.

An Amaro Scene Springs Up in Seattle

Johnnie Walker – The Man Who Walked Around The World 720p – YouTube.

Critter Bitters: Insect-Based Cocktails from Julia Plevin and Lucy Knops

Critter Bitters: Insect-Based Cocktails from Julia Plevin and Lucy Knops | Products of Design.

How to Drink Scotch Whisky – YouTube.

Abstaining From Alcohol Significantly Shortens Life

Tumi Mixology Backpack – Tumi

Galaxy’s centre tastes of raspberries and smells of rum