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Around the world with Blanton’s Bourbon

July 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

July 2017 by Michael Pendley Even the occasional whiskey drinker is probably familiar with Blanton’s bourbon. Since Elmer T. Lee bottled those first three barrels back in 1984 and named them in honor of his long time boss Col. Albert Blanton, the familiar faceted round [...]

Absinthe of ‘Alice’

March 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bernard Black (proprietor of Black Books) referred to it as ‘the drink that makes you want to kill yourself.’ Oscar Wilde claimed, ‘After the first glass of absinthe you see things as you wish they were…’, by which he may or may not have meant, ‘that women had [...]

Villa Massa Limoncello from Sorrento, Italy

February 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Sorrento is famous for the production of limoncello, a digestif made from lemon rinds, alcohol, water and sugar. Limoncello of Sorrento is one of the typical products of the local culture. Tradition has it that, in the early twentieth century, the great families of [...]