Exploring the World of Brandy

Brandy is a rather broad category. In simple terms Brandy is a Spirit made by distilling wine or any fermented fruit juice. The alcohol strengths vary and some Brandies are aged in wood while others remain as clear as they were as they left the still. The history of Brandy surely flows along side the history of distillation. By nature Brandy and wine have...

Five Weird Ways Prohibition Still Exists Today

This great story by Angela Logomasini is reposted from Learn Liberty – a great free society website. See their post with images here. You would think that more than 80 years after the 21st Amendment repealed Prohibition, policymakers would have eliminated senseless restrictions on the sale of wine, beer, and spirits. Unfortunately, it isn’t so: state alcohol regulations carry on Prohibition’s legacy to this...

BevX Scotch Whisky Basics Infographic

In our fast-paced, short attention span world we now live in it’s often helpful to present a complex subject in a simple, visual form. In order to make Scotch Whisky easy we have created our BevX Scotch Whisky Basics Infographic. Feel free to download this handy infographic and share it with your friends. BevX Scotch Whisky Basics Infographic For this seeking a deeper look at...

Understanding the Solera Process

When you read about Sherry and Brandy de Jerez you will undoubtedly encounter the term Solera. Increasingly we also seeing solera on the labels of others spirits such as Rum. Also, Italy’s famous Balsamic vinegar – the good versions – are aged in a similar process. A solera is a unique aging method that blends younger wines or spirits with older in order to...

Hosting Burns Night – Whisky & Joy

Hosting a Burns Night in your home can be easy and fun. Let’s face it, a night of Scottish poems and songs accompanied by Scotch Whisky is a great way to beat the winter blues. If you are adventurous perhaps you might want to make our modern haggis recipe. The Whisky For many Whisky is the star of the show for Burns Night. You...

Robert Burns & The Burns Supper

For the Scots, Robert Burns is a national treasure and their greatest poet. Sadly, much of world is vaguely familiar with his name at best while most know one of his works, Auld Lang Syne (clue, think New Year’s Eve). Much of his work was composed in the Scots Lowland dialect (a dialect of Gaelic) and even his more “international” works were written in...

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