Coronavirus lockdowns force whisky festival cancellations

Norway’s Trondheim Whisky Festival and Canada’s Wonderful World of Whisky Show have been cancelled amid growing restrictions on public gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak. Whisky festivals around the world have been forced to cancel or postpone as a result of the disease, which has also brought about the closure of distilleries in Scotland, the US and Mexico, as well as pubs and bars in Ireland. Norway’s Trondheim Whisky Festival was due to take place on…

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Cocktail Stories: The Fogcutter

Invented by one of the tiki movement’s founding fathers, Trader Vic, The Fogcutter has been shaken into the 21st century by Chicago’s Lost Lake. When you’re talking tiki, two names come to mind – Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic. The two American bartenders are widely credited with bringing the Polynesian-themed tiki style to the masses. Although there is debate about who should be named the father of tiki, there are few who would doubt…

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Alice in Chains launches Tequila barrel-finished Bourbon

Chicago-based distillery Few Spirits has partnered with American rock band Alice in Chains on a new Bourbon finished in ex-Tequila barrels, called All Secrets Known. Few spirits master distiller Paul Hletko collaborated with Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, Layne Staley, Mike Inez and William DuVall from the band to create the Bourbon, which was finished for six months in ex-Tequila barrels. Hletko said: “There are no two spirits that have a closer association with rock and…

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Top Americas bars to visit in 2019

The Americas has long pioneered the cocktail boom. Tyler Wetherall highlights the bars that will be taking things to the next level in the coming months. Nearly a quarter of all Americans choose to drink a cocktail when out with friends. That’s as good a sign as any that US bar culture is still exploring the possibilities of the well­-mixed drink. That said, consumers are drinking differently than they did in the first zenith of…

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Mr Peanut IPA proves beer and nuts are best friends

If it seems like everyone is jumping into the booze game, it’s because they are. But one new player is definitely unexpected. The fine folks at Planters – yes, the nut company – have just […] The post Mr Peanut IPA proves beer and nuts are best friends appeared first on Boozist. Go to Source Author: Colin Joliat {authorlink}

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