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About Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas turned his Kentucky upbringing and eight years as a European expat into cheese, whiskey and wine writing. Booze-wise, he owns and edits The Whiskey Reviewer and writes freelance, including authoring the book Port: Beginners Guide To Wine and contributing to Big Whiskey. When he isn’t scribbling in a bar, he is hauling a ruck in Red River Gorge.
Latest Posts | By Richard Thomas
Get to Know Aguardente, Portuguese Fire Water
4 days ago

Get to Know Aguardente, Portuguese Fire Water

If you are into spirits, get to know Aquardente, Portugal’s best kept secret…
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9 Best Virtual Distillery Tours
2 months ago

9 Best Virtual Distillery Tours

Give one of these top 9 virtual distillery tours a try…
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How to Make Homemade Ginger Beer
2 months ago

How to Make Homemade Ginger Beer

Ginger beer goes well with many spirits. Here’s how to make some at home…
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On Tap: 4 Virtual Brewery Tours Worth Taking
3 months ago

On Tap: 4 Virtual Brewery Tours Worth Taking

Lots of folks in the booze business have a similar dilemma right now: they’re stuck at home and have already run out of binge-worthy TV….
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5 No-Gear Exercises for Bartenders
3 months ago

5 No-Gear Exercises for Bartenders

Certain exercises help workers who are always on their feet. Here are five that will help bartenders stay fit…
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5 Bartenders Share Their Favorite Cocktails to Cozy Up With
4 months ago

5 Bartenders Share Their Favorite Cocktails to Cozy Up With

Certain cocktails have the ability to calm and soothe our senses. We asked five bartenders their favorite cocktails to cozy up with.
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Must Mix: 4 Alternative Drinks for St. Patrick’s Day
4 months ago

Must Mix: 4 Alternative Drinks for St. Patrick’s Day

Far too many pubs serve the typical St. Patrick’s Day cocktail specials including Irish Coffee, Boilermakers, or Irish Car Bombs. Mix these four unusual St. Patrick’s Day cocktails this March 17th…
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5 Irish Gins to Try
4 months ago

5 Irish Gins to Try

If you wish to get away from the St. Patrick’s Day staples of green beer, whiskey and Irish coffees, these days Ireland has a plethora of gins to offer…
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