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We’ve always tried to make jumping into the 12 Bottle Bar easy. Today, we’re excited to share that we’ve made it even easier by launching the 5-bottle “Cocktail Unveil” tasting pack in partnership with Flaviar.com, one of the world’s leading spirits clubs. Working in conjunction with Flaviar, we’ve assembled...

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It’s certainly the most obvious question to come out of our re-launch: Why cast Irish Whiskey and Absinthe to the curb in place of white rum and — um, time for some back-peddling here — vodka? The short answer is “practicality”. The longer answer is below.

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  By Lesley Jacobs Solmonson It’s fun keeping secrets, especially when you finally get to share them. Only two short weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be the guest of Pernod Ricard for a week-long sojourn to the Beefeater and Plymouth Distilleries. (Tune in this week for details...

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Vermouth is an essential part of any bar. Two of the most important drinks on the planet – the Martini and the Manhattan – simply cannot be made without it, and despite what you may believe, it’s the vermouth that makes a martini a martini.

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Black Tot Rum is the last remaining rum consigned by the Admiralty. Given the way bureaucracies work, all the rum that was bound for the Admiralty on Black Tot Day was bottled and stowed away for the next forty years. Guess what? They found it and bottled it, and...

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Having grown up during the age of the Sex on the Beach, Screaming Orgasm, and the Long Slow Comfortable Screw Against the Wall, it's refreshing to know that the sexual politics of mixed drinks actually began long ago.

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