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What are some awesome breweries/distilleries run by women?

What are some awesome breweries/distilleries run by women? [more inside]
posted by mlle valentine on Jun 14, 2014 - 40 answers

Booze Gift for a Stag Weekend

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 - 9 answers

How is distillery formed?

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 - 20 answers

Is there someone or something in my house?

Who do I contact in Houston to help with a spirit/presence/ghost in my house? [more inside]
posted by grablife365 on Oct 7, 2012 - 29 answers

Disappointments of the past begone!

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 - 19 answers

Help me find the spirit of Texas

Suggestions for unique spirits specifically from Texas. Open to Rum, Gin, Rye and Whisky [more inside]
posted by MarvinJ on Nov 11, 2011 - 14 answers

Say it's 1860, and I'm nauseous in a well-stocked bar

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 - 15 answers

Breweries and distilleries in Portland, OR?

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 - 10 answers

Product placement

What boozes and other items would go well in a Mad Men themed gift basket?
posted by Artw on May 5, 2011 - 26 answers

I want to know everything about cocktails: making, history, science, and theory.

I want to learn how to make truly excellent, craft-quality cocktails. What should I read? [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger on Apr 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Distilling help

What is involved with starting a distillery? Namely, in Texas. [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Oct 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Tell me about creativity as an external anima, please.

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 - 11 answers

Where does my spirituality lie?

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 - 46 answers

Liquor in Long Beach

Looking for a fabulous Liquor store in the Long Beach, CA area. [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Sep 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Shinto Me Timbers... help me find out more about this religion!

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 - 7 answers

Tricks, tips, and recipes for cooking with alcohol?

Tricks, tips, and recipes for cooking with alcohol? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Feb 18, 2008 - 19 answers

How should I get 170 people good and drunk?

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 - 25 answers

1,000,000 year old single malt

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 - 44 answers

How do I mix a drink that tastes like Coke?

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 - 16 answers

My whack explanation needs refining

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 - 8 answers

Best $20-$30 Cognac?

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 - 19 answers

Recommendations for chocolate, aphrodisiacs, and spirits, please.

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 - 37 answers

Parenting a Visionary Child

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 - 109 answers

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