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Vestal Vodka: Q&A With William Borrell
1 year ago

Vestal Vodka: Q&A With William Borrell

Chilled catches up with Vestal Vodka’s William Borrell, whose vintage vodkas have created a stir in Europe and are now set to do the same in the USA.

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Best Single-Spirit Bars in London
1 year ago

Best Single-Spirit Bars in London

200 bourbons, 250 tequilas, 300 gins or 900 whiskies?

Whatever your spirit of choice, there’s a bar in London that can satisfy even the most discerning of drinkers. Whether hidden …
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6 of London’s Top Brewery Tours
1 year ago

6 of London’s Top Brewery Tours

As recently as five years ago there were only 14 commercial breweries in London.

Today there are 78, and by the time you read this there will probably be more …
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Drink in the Footsteps of Hemingway, Dickens, and Kerouac
2 years ago

Drink in the Footsteps of Hemingway, Dickens, and Kerouac

The World’s Best Literary Bars

Writers and bars go together like gin and tonic, and there must be at least 5,000 bars around the world boasting that ‘Hemingway Drank Here.’ …
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Colorado’s Cocktail King: Sean Kenyon
2 years ago

Colorado’s Cocktail King: Sean Kenyon

Talk to distillers and bartenders in and around Denver, and the neighboring city of Boulder (which has five distilleries and 20 breweries for 100,000 people), and the same name keeps …
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10 U.S. Distilleries with Distinctive History
2 years ago

10 U.S. Distilleries with Distinctive History

What is the oldest distillery in the United States? Well, there are several contenders depending how you measure it.

Buffalo Trace claims to be the oldest continuously-operating distillery in the …
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Growing “Boulder” – This Small Colorado Town Makes a Lot of Booze
2 years ago

Growing “Boulder” – This Small Colorado Town Makes a Lot of Booze

For a city with a reputation for fitness freaks, Boulder, Colorado likes its drink.

No doubt the fact that there are 30,000 students out of a population of 100,000 helps. …
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Absolut Elyx: Absolute Terroir
2 years ago

Absolut Elyx: Absolute Terroir

“Our climate gives a wheat that is very good for raw spirit production,” says Erik Baeksted. “There’s a reason vodka comes from this part of the world!”

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10 Cool Ice Bars Where You Can Chill in the Summer Heat
2 years ago

10 Cool Ice Bars Where You Can Chill in the Summer Heat

As summer temperatures start to soar, with heatwaves across Europe, and the UK recently recording its hottest July day in history, it’s good to think about a cooling cocktail in …
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5 Vibrantly Flavored Vodkas
2 years ago

5 Vibrantly Flavored Vodkas

Natural, intense, and exotic flavors define the newest infused vodkas.

“The flavored vodka market is oversaturated with bad ideas that sound like they’re designed mostly with ten-year-olds in mind,” says …
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9 Bars in the Weirdest Places
2 years ago

9 Bars in the Weirdest Places

From public toilets to an old police station, from windmills to biscuit factories, all around the world are bars in some pretty unusual locations.

For some reason several of them …
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Golden, Colorado is Booming with Beer
2 years ago

Golden, Colorado is Booming with Beer

It’s not just Coors anymore. Golden, Colorado is Booming with Beer

Golden was Colorado’s first capital, founded in 1859 during the Gold Rush. These days, though, Golden’s boom is in …
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