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National Scotch Day

Through the complex course of human history tribes, cities, and nations have shared, contributed, or lent amazing advancements of culture to each other. Long before the world wide web, there seems to be an innate desire for people to share the best of what they have. It is in that gracious sharing of ideas, innovations, …

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4th Of July

I was asked to write up a uniquely American spirit to focus on over this holiday weekend. Well folks, if you’re at all like me and spend way too much time over thinking everything you too would come to the conclusion that there just is no such thing as uniquely American. Our drinking scene is …

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Hot Sips

There is a rumor floating around that sipping on great spirits, especially whiskies, in the warmer months is a bit of a no no. Of course, there is not a soul who can dictate when or where a whisky should be enjoyed, except certain legal and health parameters I guess. But when the weather gets …

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Porch Pounders

As we launch what is sure to be a slightly different approach to summer, I am confronted again with an age old problem. How to stay outside and enjoy everything that the season has to offer and still drink well without sucking the fun out of a neighborhood corn hole tournament. The answer my friends …

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The Toast

Simple in its thought, and profound in its action. Raising a glass to friends, neighbors, and strangers alike, there is something delightful and of enough import that a dinging fork on the lip of a rocks glass can bring a bustling room to a stand still. The following words are chosen carefully, and once said …

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Routine Will Set You Free

It feels like a lifetime ago before our daily lives were flipped upside down, and we all tumbled into a new reality nobody can quite explain yet. With the constant anxiety staring us down, the little stresses seem to be monumental. Our routines have become disrupted, hell they have been all but destroyed. No more …

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Books & Bottles

It is time to take a moment a long quiet, personal, and beautiful moment in this chaos. The whole family is stuffed into one house all day, everyday. The not so subtle sounds of children’s programming screeching from the TV is only punctuated by media alerts. Even amidst all of this, we do have time, …

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Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Some may be running wild up 2nd Ave, others will be coloring rivers green, whilst the remaining odds & ends will be dressed as sultry little leprechauns. Regardless of who you are and where you live the luck of the Irish is going to descend on your city and the pints of black will flow …

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A Question Of Taste

My drinking befuddles my spouse, every time I succeed in getting her to taste something I get the same response, it tastes the same as the last one.  As I have been doing this for my entire career and I, coincidentally, love the stuff, I am always stumped by her reaction. However, when I teach …

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Time To Open That Special Bottle

There is a national holiday for that!  A day that encourages all of us, to stop looking at that beautiful bottle we bought for a special occasion, but for some reason or another the occasion was never special enough.  It is for this reason that a holiday was created, Open That Bottle Day (February 29th) …

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A Guide to Sharing the Holiday Spirit with Your Hosts – Peggy Noe Stevens

Anyone familiar with the world of whiskey knows the name Peggy Noe Stevens––and, more importantly, that she’s a force to be reckoned with. Spirits Network is humbled to serve as a home to two brand new shows featuring bourbon’s grande dame (Women’s Whiskey Revolution [premiering November 25, 2019] and Peggy Noes Best), but in true …

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