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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Time to Celebrate Negroni Week

Negroni week falls between June 24-30 this year, and if you’re a fan of this classic cocktail there’s a number of ways to get involved. For the unfamiliar, Negroni week was launched in 2013 as a partnership between Imbibe Magazine and Campari. It’s a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise […]

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Odd Spirits: Sotol

You may not have heard of it, but this cousin to Tequila is about to start popping up everywhere. Sotol is a spirit that traditionally can be found in regions of northern Mexico, as the plant itself, commonly known as Desert Spoon only grows in the north, New Mexico, west Texas and areas of the […]

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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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