QC Malt – A Different Approach to Hard Soda

The only market that comes to mind as being more saturated than hard soda is the small batch bitters market. Why anyone would get into either this late in the game is somewhat of a mystery, but, if I’m being honest, I’m always going to pick up the latest product on the shelf because of my curiosity and because someone is likely to ask me my opinion. Read more

Cherry Bounce – A Simple Colonial-Era Liqueur

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In addition to experiencing the flavor and aroma of a cocktail, appreciation comes from knowledge of its history. However, our tendency is only to study modern history and investigate the birth of the cocktail rather than the historical context of drinking culture which predates it. For Americans this means Read more

The Difference Between a Julep and a Smash – Featuring The New Art In The Age Black Trumpet Blueberry Cordial

When it comes to language and categorization, it seems that nothing is ever simple. At a young age, we learn that all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares. As adults, if we are spirits enthusiasts, we learn that all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. And just when it couldn’t get any more difficult, the Kentucky Derby Read more