Is There Really a Difference Between “Good” and “Bad” Vodka?

The short answer is yes, but there’s more to it than that. To begin with, why is it that for most people the difference between a good and bad vodka is practically indistinguishable? Well, part of that has to do with regulation. See, in many parts of the world, there is specific regulations designed to […]

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Odd Spirits: Baijiu

While you personally may not have heard or know what Baijiu is, it’s one of the world’s most popular spirits. Originating in China and literally meaning “white (clear) alcohol” or liquor, Baijiu sells more than 5 billion litres a year, more than any other spirit in the world. Even with that type of volume, Baijiu hasn’t […]

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Drink These Gins For World Gin Day

Gin is a wonderful spirit, it can be both elegant and complex, light but flavourful. One of the best aspects of gin is just how versatile of a spirit it is, not only being used in a wild variety of cocktails but also how different distilleries can produce such completely different gins based on their […]

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The Best Whisky For Beginners

World Whisky Day (May 18) is upon us, and if you haven’t had a chance to really get into the spirit, here’s a great start to finding out what types of whisky you’ll begin to appreciate. There isn’t just one “type” of whisky. Unlike vodka, where there isn’t a lot of variation to the final […]

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Classic Cocktails for World Cocktail Day

Today (May 13) is World Cocktail Day and with that in mind, there’s no better time to start learning how to make some of the most iconic drinks to ever fill a glass. The truth of the matter is, the absolute classic cocktails are about simplicity, good ingredients and practice. You don’t need speciality liquors, […]

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