One thing this country has always enjoyed is a good drink. Whether it was rum on the Atlantic, bourbon at the races or that Bloody Mary at Sunday Brunch, alcohol is the American Drink.

On or around October 16th, 65 cases of Pappy Van Winkle, one of the best, hard to get bourbons, just vanished.

Sheriff Melton said the culprit stole 195 bottles in three-bottle cases of Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year, which has a suggested retail price of $130 a bottle, and nine cases of 13-year-old Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye, with a suggested price of $69. – NYTimes.com

Since then, a high school principal and celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain have been identified separately as a persons of interest.

If you or someone you know has information on the whereabouts of 65 cases of Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Old Reserve or 13 year-old Reserve Rye, hook a brother up.

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As someone who has lived in the South and whose mother is an avid canner, I have a huge affinity for Mason jars, so when we saw the Mason Shaker, we knew we had to try it out…

Slaps forehead Great idea.

There’s also a free version at your mom’s house called a “Mason jar.”

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Long Island Iced Tea | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios by David Friedman aka @ironicsans

Bob “Rosebud” Butt is credited with inventing the Long Island Iced Tea while he was a bartender at the Oak Beach Inn on Long Island in the 1970s. Bob may not be the first bartender to have made a mixed drink resembling iced tea — some stories say that a similar drink was mixed during prohibition — but Bob says he’s pretty sure he’s the first person to come up with this particular recipe. Bob in included in the “Inventors” series because he serves as a reminder that not every invention has to be serious, or for profit, or part of a larger plan.

We all have Long Island Ice Tea stories and here’s why. Check it out in the latest installment in David Friedman’s fantastic INVENTORS series.

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The recipe is courtesy of barman and distiller Erik Chapman. His cred is legit. Two Christmases ago, at Sun Liquor on Capitol Hill, patrons lined up around the block in the rain, some coming from as far as Bainbridge Island and Everett for his concoction. His eggnog sold out in 40 minutes. (via Make your own eggnog this season | Restaurants | The Seattle Times)

This one may be worth your time. And if you’ve never had homemade eggnog, do yourself a favor and change that.

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The recipe is courtesy of barman and distiller Erik Chapman. His cred is legit. Two Christmases ago, at Sun Liquor on Capitol Hill, patrons lined up around the block in the rain, some coming from as far as Bainbridge Island and Everett for his concoction. His eggnog sold out in 40 minutes. (via Make your own eggnog this season | Restaurants | The Seattle Times)

This one may be worth your time. And if you’ve never had homemade eggnog, do yourself a favor and change that.

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Whiskey Business

Craft distillers not only need to be knowledgeable in such arcane matters as the esoteric habits of yeast and the miraculous properties of copper; they also must be deft in navigating the complex regulatory geography. (As I once heard a tour guide at the Wild Turkey distillery explain: “How do you make bourbon? You take some moonshine, put it in a barrel, and add a bunch of federal regulations.”)

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theatlantic:

Whiskey Business

Craft distillers not only need to be knowledgeable in such arcane matters as the esoteric habits of yeast and the miraculous properties of copper; they also must be deft in navigating the complex regulatory geography. (As I once heard a tour guide at the Wild Turkey distillery explain: “How do you make bourbon? You take some moonshine, put it in a barrel, and add a bunch of federal regulations.”)
Read more. [Image: Chris Langer]

Ran my first half-marathon today. My uh, friends made me a sign.

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Ran my first half-marathon today. My uh, friends made me a sign.

The Courting Rachel (Smoked Old Fashioned) - Saveur.com

[…]the Courting Rachel, a cocktail made by mixologist Andrew Bohrer of Seattle’s Mistral Kitchen, in which a classic Old Fashioned is dramatically doused in the sweet, fresh smoke of hickory chips.

Thanks to the wood, Bohrer knew that he had to name this drink for U.S. President Andrew Jackson, who was nicknamed “Old Hickory” for his tough demeanor. One problem, though: “I hate Andrew Jackson,” Bohrer told me. “But one of the cool things he did was fight 13 duels for his wife’s honor. In one of the duels he took a bullet in the chest and just stood there, and then he killed the guy.” For a historical figure whose legacy primarily centers around his genocide of Native Americans, Bohrer found Jackson’s dedication to his wife’s honor a fitting aspect for paying tribute, so the Courting Rachel was born.

Seattle’s Andrew Bohrer shares the recipe for this old fashioned variation.

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The Courting Rachel (Smoked Old Fashioned) - Saveur.com


  […]the Courting Rachel, a cocktail made by mixologist Andrew Bohrer of Seattle’s Mistral Kitchen, in which a classic Old Fashioned is dramatically doused in the sweet, fresh smoke of hickory chips.
  
  Thanks to the wood, Bohrer knew that he had to name this drink for U.S. President Andrew Jackson, who was nicknamed “Old Hickory” for his tough demeanor. One problem, though: “I hate Andrew Jackson,” Bohrer told me. “But one of the cool things he did was fight 13 duels for his wife’s honor. In one of the duels he took a bullet in the chest and just stood there, and then he killed the guy.” For a historical figure whose legacy primarily centers around his genocide of Native Americans, Bohrer found Jackson’s dedication to his wife’s honor a fitting aspect for paying tribute, so the Courting Rachel was born.


Seattle’s Andrew Bohrer shares the recipe for this old fashioned variation.

Because Poe was found on the day of an election, it was suggested as early as 1872 that he was the victim of cooping. This was a ballot-box-stuffing scam in which victims were shanghaied, drugged, and used as a pawn to vote for a political party at multiple locations. Cooping had become the standard explanation for Poe’s death in most of his biographies for several decades, though his status in Baltimore may have made him too recognizable for this scam to have worked. More recently, analysis suggesting that Poe’s death resulted from rabies has been presented.

Edgar Allen Poe was found in the streets, babbling incoherently and wearing clothes that weren’t his. Several times before he died, he cried out the name “Reynolds” though nobody knows to whom he was calling.

It’s no surprise that the cause of Poe’s mysterious death is attributed to politics or rabies.

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Did you know that Kentucky and South Carolina ban the sale of alcohol on election day? They are the last two states with such a ban, since the repeal of Prohibition.

Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Utah and West Virginia have only eased similar laws within the last few years.

Better stock up today! Go vote!

(via Yahoo! News)

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Posted at 3:54pm.

Did you know that Kentucky and South Carolina ban the sale of alcohol on election day? They are the last two states with such a ban, since the repeal of Prohibition.

Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Utah and West Virginia have only eased similar laws within the last few years.

Better stock up today! Go vote!

(via Yahoo! News)
Hello, whether the best drink in thr world?

The Old Fashioned.

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