How do newcomers enter the spirits business when distilling without a permit and or without paying excise taxes is a federal crime? Home distilling is not a viable gateway hobby like home brewing. [more inside]
Calling all enthusiasts of bitters and historians of spirits! Do bitters actually have practical value in dealing with a weak appetite, nausea, or other digestive upsets? Do digestifs and aperitifs actually work? If so, which ones are especially effective? [more inside]
Please recommend some breweries and distilleries that we could visit in Portland OR, with a focus on those that give tours. [more inside]
I want to learn how to make truly excellent, craft-quality cocktails. What should I read? [more inside]
Looking for a fabulous Liquor store in the Long Beach, CA area. [more inside]
I'm doing a (semi) limited bar at my wedding reception on a (semi) limited budget. What is the best hard liquor to serve? How much should I buy? We would also love to hear suggestions for wine and champagne that offer the most for our dollar. [more inside]
I wanted to buy (at some point) a really, really expensive bottle of liquor or wine (no Champagne). The idea was to hold on to it for a very long time until one day something so important happens in my life that I deem it worthy to drink the alcohol in celebration. Any suggestions on what to get?
BoozeFilter: The flavor of cola drinks, like Coke, is "a mixture, or fantasia, of vanilla, cinnamon, and citrus flavorings". Knowing this, what three kinds of alcohol would you combine if you wanted to make a mixed drink that tasted as much like cola as possible? [more inside]