1. The Most Delicious, Top-Shelf Rum

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    The Most Delicious, Top-Shelf Rum

    Premium rum is delicious! If you’re lucky, you’ve been adventurous in a cocktail bar or have gone on a vacation to a tropical island. Otherwise, it’s possible that you’ve never really experienced top-shelf rum. When you’ve had “the good stuff,” you realize it doesn’t taste anything like the cheap rum commonly used for mixed drinks.

    Premium rum is identified by the quality of its ingredients

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  2. Redemption Bourbon Review

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    Redemption Bourbon Review

    Redemption Bourbon was launched in 2010, making it 12 years old this year. The brand was inspired by pre-Prohibition recipes that are designed to bring the rye notes in the bourbon forward. And this brand is all about rye. Redemption sources rye and rye-forward whiskeys.

    Redemption is made by Master Blender Dave Carpenter, a native Kentuckian who grew up surrounded by all things whiskey. He

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  3. Best Armagnacs to Try Today

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    Best Armagnacs to Try Today

    Armagnac is a grape-based brandy that’s made in France’s Gascony region. Armagnac is a robust brandy that makes a perfect dessert companion or a nightcap. It’s sometimes compared to bourbon since spices feature heavily in the flavor profile. Armagnac has strong roots in agricultural history. Historically, it was made by roving distillers who would travel to farms in remote areas. Their mobile equip

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  4. Best Vodka for Moscow Mule

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    Best Vodka for Moscow Mule

    A Moscow Mule is an alcoholic beverage made from vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. The delicious Moscow Mule is typically served in a copper or metal mug, which makes it extra frosty and refreshing.

    What vodka goes best in a Moscow Mule? We have our favorite picks outlined below. We’ve also shared some fun Moscow Mule variations, and how you can switch things up with this delicious drink!

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  5. Pendleton Whiskey Review

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    Pendleton Whiskey Review

    Pendleton Whisky is a Canadian-style whisky with firm roots in the USA. It’s bottled by Hood River Distillers in Oregon, and its water is sourced from Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon.

    Pendleton takes its name from a world-famous rodeo show that takes place in Oregon. (It’s still very much an event!) The rodeo first happened in 1910 and featured a strong Native American presence and traditions. Over 7,000 people showed up for the bull riding, races, and fairground games. Pendleton Whisky was created in 2003 to “celebrate the spirit of the American cowboy,” just as the famous Pendleton Round-up event does. Today, Pendleton is a major sponsor of the event and is the official spirit of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

    Rodeo Parade in Portland, Oregon

    This spirit is distilled and aged for 10 years in American Oak barrels (in Canada). It is then imported at full cask strength. It is bottled using glacier-fed spring water from Mt. Hood and then distributed by Hood River Distillers in Hood River, Oregon.

    The whisky is entirely made from rye, but strangely, the label can’t say that it’s rye. This conundrum has to do with the fact that in Canada, they sometimes synonymously call rye “cereal grains.” And this doesn’t meet American standards for calling something rye. Still, Pendleton is 100 percent rye whisky, regardless of whether it can be labeled as such or not. 

    Pendleton Whisky is marketed as a very smooth sipping whiskey. For some real whiskey lovers, it is arguably sometimes too smooth, with little to catch your attention. Adding ice can completely overwhelm the spirit.

    Pendleton Whisky Quick Facts

    • Ingredients: Rye
    • Classification: Canadian Whiskey
    • Proof: 80 (40 percent ABV)
    • Age 10
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  6. Amazing Philadelphia Bourbon Bars

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    Amazing Bourbon Bars in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia offers a wonderful selection of bars, gastropubs, and fancy dining experiences. Anyone looking to experience bourbon is in luck there! Think bourbon flights, live jazz music, cigar pairings, and a barrel aging program where you can age your own spirit. Philadelphia has a range of experiences that are amazing for any bourbon-lover!

    This article highlights five Philadelphia establishments

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  7. Dynamite Rum Mojitos

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    Dynamite Rum Mojitos

    Cold and refreshing mojitos are a delicious way to enjoy the hot summer sun! You can add many fruits and herbs to mojitos. They’re a fabulous way to enjoy fresh garden ingredients.

    Although the name “mojito” came from Cuba—the land of sweltering summer sun—the name itself actually has its roots in the African language. “Mojo” means talisman or magic charm. This is a perfect name for this drin

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  8. Our Top 5 Favorite Classic Gin Cocktails

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    Our Top 5 Favorite Classic Gin Cocktails

    So, you’re looking to start crafting up some tantalizing classic cocktails to impress everyone at your next party. Well, you’ll find that one spirit is a common denominator amongst the most historical and famous concoctions out there: gin. According to VinePair, gin is “a clear, distilled spiri

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  9. The Top 6 Best Bargain Bourbons You Can Buy Under $30

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    The Top 6 Best Bargain Bourbons You Can Buy Under $30

    In a landscape where market prices for liquors are skyrocketing, bourbon has a healthy hold on a piece of the market pie: bargain bourbon buys. If you go in search of a $20 bottle of malt scotch, good luck to you finding that gem! But you can totally find a bottle of $20 bourbon.

    How do bourbon makers cut costs to make bargain bourbons?

    How do whiskey makers cut down

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  10. The Most Exquisite & Expensive Bottles of Tequila in the World

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    The Most Exquisite & Expensive Bottles of Tequila in the World

    Hey, put down that shot glass! You don’t want to be shooting these tequilas!

    The world’s most expensive bottles of tequila go for hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions of dollars! What is someone paying for when they buy such a fancy bottle of tequila? Well, the bottle itself, of course, is hand-crafted and exquisite. But you are also paying for the spirit inside. Is a thousand-dollar rec

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