1. National Bartender Day: Tip Your Bartender — They Keep Your Drink Full

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    National Bartender Day: Tip Your Bartender — They Keep Your Drink Full

    They welcome you with a smile. They listen to your life struggles and celebrate with you during happy moments. And, of course, they keep your drink full. Bartenders are the crux of society in many ways. There are more than half a million bartenders in the U.S.  All of them keep establishments going that many people rely on for...

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  2. 5 of the Best 100% Merlots for Fall

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    5 of the Best 100% Merlots for Fall

    The Much-Maligned Merlot is Having its Day!

    Remember when it was savaged in 2005 in the Academy Award-winning movie Sideways? Well, Merlot is enjoying a slow-burn comeback, although many connoisseurs have never deserted it.

    Merlot...

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  3. The Day American Got Its Alcohol Back - National Repeal Day

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    The Day American Got Its Alcohol Back - National Repeal Day

    For thirteen years, America participated in an ill-fated experiment to prohibit alcohol consumption. As the country soon discovered, criminalizing hooch created a whole host of new problems. A rise in organized crime and a massive financial blow to the government were two of those problems. The pressure of the Depression eventually lifted restrictions on alcohol. But over ten thousand American lives...

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  4. 9 Alcoholic Beverages to Bring to Thanksgiving

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    9 Alcoholic Beverages to Bring to Thanksgiving

    From aperitifs and wine pairing to digestifs and beers, we’ve got Thanksgiving covered

    Thanksgiving is, for many, a full-day feast. So we’ve compiled a list of our favorite alcoholic accompaniments to bring. They range from aperitifs to serve as everyone arrives and snacks on hors d’oeuvres, to the classic digestif as the perfect close to the evening. In between, we’ll have su...

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  5. The Strange History Behind Absinthe

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    It went from “the green fairy” to “the green devil” in the span of a century. The history of absinthe is a wild ride, with its meteoric rise throughout Europe before a devastating downfall. Today, some of the myths surrounding this libation have been dispelled. But absinthe still remains one of the most esoteric and perplexing spirits on any bar cart.

    What is Absinthe? ...

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  6. Prestige Reviews: Four Roses Single Barrel

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    Four Roses Single Barrel

    Legend has it, Paul Jones Jr.’s proposal to a southern Belle inspired the creation of Four Roses. If her answer was yes, she would wear a corsage of roses to the ball. He waited until that day and in she came with a corsage of four roses. The four roses corsage would inspire Jones Jr. to trademark the name “Four Roses” in 1888. This was four years after moving to Whiskey Row in Louisville, Kentu...

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  7. Is Bourbon and Coke the Top Bourbon Mix?

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    Is Bourbon and Coke the Top Bourbon Mix?

    Bourbon and Coke is a staple for any bourbon fan. Who could resist that mixture of sweetness balanced with the heady notes (especially from barrel-aged bourbon)? It’s a combo that bourbon drinkers love worldwide.

    But if you’re getting a little tired of the standard, we’re here to help. In this article, we’re breaking down all the things you never knew you wanted to know about bourbon and Cok...

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  8. Sip with Purpose: How to Taste Bourbon

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    How To Taste Bourbon

    So, you like bourbon? Of course. But do you drink bourbon, or taste it?

    If you’ve never heard of tasting bourbon, then that might seem like a silly question. But there is a difference between sipping a bourbon after a hard day’s work and sipping a bourbon for the specific purpose of detecting flavors and aromas. The latter, that is tasting bourbon. And it is something you...

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  9. Prestige Reviews: Wild Turkey 101 Review

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    WILD TURKEY 101

    For over 75 years, this renowned Kentucky bourbon has been made at the top of Wild Turkey Hill in Lawrenceburg, KY. They say they “do things the right way by staying true to tradition since before Prohibition.” Since the first barrel was bottled, Wild Turkey has racked up many regular Wild Turkey bourbon drinkers. It is beloved throughout Kentucky, the U.S., and the world. Their dedication to mai...

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  10. Celebrate National Bourbon Day: What Makes Bourbon “Bourbon”?

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    Celebrate National Bourbon Day: What Makes Bourbon “Bourbon”?

    It’s that time of year again! Yes, that’s right –National Bourbon Day is today, June 14.

    America loves its bourbon -- so much so that in addition to a national day, we dedicated a month to it.

    And this tragically unsung holiday gives us all an opportunity to revere America’s oldest whiskey...

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