One of my oldest friends is travelling to Krakow for a stag weekend in a few months.
I can't go due to my current plan of having a 1 month old daughter at the time, so I would like to send a bottle of something quite classy for them to start the weekend off.
What should that be and how should I go about it? [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know
on Feb 18, 2014 -
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]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Nov 18, 2013 -
I'm moving into a new office at work on Friday. The previous inhabitant has jokingly suggested I perform a ritual cleansing before I move in. I'm going to take him up on it. How should I go about it? [more inside]
posted by werty
on Apr 25, 2012 -
Suggestions for unique spirits specifically from Texas. Open to Rum, Gin, Rye and Whisky [more inside]
posted by MarvinJ
on Nov 11, 2011 -
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]
posted by StrikeTheViol
on Oct 6, 2011 -
Please recommend some breweries and distilleries that we could visit in Portland OR, with a focus on those that give tours. [more inside]
posted by rkent
on Aug 17, 2011 -
What boozes and other items would go well in a Mad Men themed gift basket?
posted by Artw
on May 5, 2011 -
Looking for information about creativity as an external force or spirit (or manna or anything even vaguely similar). Things like the Greek Muses, from any cultures. [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy
on Aug 10, 2009 -
I don't follow a religion, and my spiritual life feels so empty without one that it bothers me enough to disrupt daily life.
I believe in nature spirits, and I have a strong spiritual connection with nature. However, I also feel a connection to Christianity that I can't quite identify. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 6, 2009 -
Looking for some recommended books and media about Shinto, especially the history, tenets and practices of it. [more inside]
posted by tittergrrl
on Mar 27, 2008 -
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]
posted by Alison
on Jun 27, 2007 -
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?
posted by Falconetti
on Nov 30, 2006 -
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]
posted by moss
on Aug 6, 2006 -
I have this weird theory involving ghosts (sort of) and I want to know if there are essays or writers out there with similar theories I can use to develop my own... [more inside]
posted by greta simone
on Jul 17, 2006 -
Cognac Filter! Looking for a reasonably-priced ($20-$30?) but decent bottle of cognac to give as a gift. Not my drink so I don't know where to start.
posted by jalexei
on Dec 21, 2005 -
We're throwing a party in a few weeks, loosely themed around fine chocolates, aphrodisiacs, and spirits/wine that would naturally accompany such. Any recommendations, especially for fine chocolates?
posted by docpops
on Feb 5, 2005 -
My 6-year-old daughter sees things other people don't. "Skitter scatters," ghosts, auras. She just started school and there's something in the lunchroom only she can see, and this one makes her nervous. [mi] [more inside]
posted by putzface_dickman
on Sep 23, 2004 -