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The Balvenie Launches Three New Whiskies That Tell Stories

Posted: June 7, 2019 at 3:11 pm   /   Bars, Spirits, Whisk(e)y

Speyside distillery The Balvenie just launched three new whiskies quite different from the rest of its portfolio. The distillery is known for its 12 Year Old Double Wood and 14 Year Caribbean Cask whiskies — both of which have permanent spots in professional and home bars. Together, the three new spirits make up The Balvenie […]

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American Whiskey Meets Scottish Blending Know-How In Exclusive Texas Launch

Posted: August 31, 2018 at 8:56 am   /   Bars, Spirits

Scottish, family-owned distillery William Grant & Sons has entered a traditionally American aspect of the spirits world with a Fistful of Bourbon. It’s sourcing five straight bourbons from unnamed distilleries in the United States (five fingers equals a “handful,” get it?) then putting its experienced Scottish blenders to work on the flavor profile. Fistful is available in […]

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Houston Tiki Bar Lei Low Launches “Rum Club” Classes

Posted: March 5, 2018 at 3:27 pm   /   Bars, Spirits

When Russell Thoede and his wife, Liz, opened rum-soaked, tiki paradise Lei Low at 6412 North Main four years ago, they started with a collection of classic cocktails in the tradition of Trader Vic and Don the Beachcomber. Then, Thoede and his team added on their own original cocktails, all while keeping the tiki tradition alive in […]

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For One Day Only, Get Pappy Van Winkle At Cost At Eight Row Flint

Posted: December 22, 2017 at 11:45 am   /   Bars, Spirits

Some say that Christmas comes early, but the real present for bourbon drinkers arrives on December 26 when Eight Row Flint at 1039 Yale sells its entire Pappy Van Winkle allocation at cost for the second year in a row. When the Heights bar ran this special last year, owner Morgan Weber says that patrons came in […]

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Texas-Made Absinthe Launches in Houston This Week

Posted: November 16, 2017 at 10:31 am   /   Spirits

Violet Crown Spirits has released the first Texas-made absinthe to the Houston market. Made at the new Derelict Airship Distillery in Bastrop, the product is called Emerald Absinthe and was created by former lab scientist Matthew Mancuso. Mancuso used his chemistry skills to experiment with three traditional flavor components: wormwood, aniseed and fennel. He searched for old […]

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