Bourbon & BBQ Pairings

Bourbon & BBQ Pairings

Summer has begun and it’s National Bourbon Day! Both Bourbon and BBQ share so many similarities. They’re strong. Have origins in charred wood. (And they’re about as American as a bald eagle soaring over a baseball stadium that’s blaring ‘God Bless The USA’.) But as much as they have in…

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6 Cognac And Food Pairings

6 Cognac and Food Pairings

Who is cognac? Cognac is that person you go on a date with who whispers, “I’m not like all the others, you know—I’m complex.” Intriguing. Bold. And yes. Very complicated in taste. Many think Cognac is difficult to pair with most foods—that she demands to be savored all by herself,…

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National Amaretto Day

National Amaretto Day

Are you ready? You’re about to refine your knowledge of world culture. And feel inspired to create a delicious almond cocktail! Today we celebrate National Amaretto Day. Amaretto is Italian for “a little bitter”. Taking its name from the bitter almond (mandorla amara)—this Italian liqueur is actually delightfully sweet. The…

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A Rare, Top Shelf Opportunity

A Rare, Top Shelf Opportunity

If you’re the type to keep your whisky glasses well polished and your liquor cabinet stocked with artisanally distilled, high quality greatness — then listen up! Because this is a big deal. We’ve had the privilege of teaming with Maker’s Mark® to create a Private Select bourbon exclusively for our…

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Mardi Gras Cocktails

Mardi Gras Cocktails

“Big-Boned Tuesday”, or “Husky Tuesday”, just doesn’t have the same ring as Fat Tuesday. And that’s today, my friend — a day made for feasting and celebration! Do Mardi Gras right, parade on down to your nearest Spec’s to grab the ingredients you’ll need to make these N’awlins classics. Hurricane…

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Martini Month

Martini Month

Whether you shake it, stir it, make it dry, dirty, or perfect — there’s no denying that the martini is an American favorite that has been a staple in bars since the early 20th century. This month we celebrate this classic cocktail with a few variations of the recipe. Swing…

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