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Visit to Detroit City Distillary

It’s always exciting to check out a new place and Downtown Detroit is having all sorts of great bars and restaurants pop-up. The most recent was the Detroit City Distillery….

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Patron Aficionados 2014 Event Review

Being part of the US Bartender’s Guild has some great perks (sshhhh, you don’t have to be a bartender.) One of them is invites to special events. Patrón is launch…

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Detroit Maker Faire Geeky Cocktails Presentation

  This weekend was one of my favorite weekends in Detroit. It was Maker Faire. Being the fifth year, I wanted to do something cool. I opted-out of last year…

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Field Trip: Wright & Company

I had the pleasure to visit Wright & Company on Thursday prior to their official opening today (Monday  7/20). Lish and I went to a practice dinner last week. I…

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Pig & Whiskey 2014

Pig & Whiskey is a yearly event hosted by Ferndale behind the WAB. This is the first year I have visited the event and I don’t know if I would…

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Agricole Rhum Tasting in Michigan

I had the great privilege to join The Rum Collective, visiting from Seattle, as they gave three tastings around the extended Metro Detroit area. They hosted two tastings at Sugar House…

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Product Review: Libbey’s Perfect Collection

Libbey is an epic company founded in 1818 and is located right down the road from me in Toledo, OH. They are the number one brand of beverageware in retail…

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Beginning of Summer: Honi Honi Opens

  The temperature is brutal, the days are long and you need a place to relax. You need an ice cold drink inspired by the island-life. Last night marked the…

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5 Boozie Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is on Sunday. Have you purchased your gift yet? If not, why not check out my recommendations for a boozie gift? I did a post on DIY Network’s…

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Product Review: Wintersmiths Ice Baller

Getting clear ice is challenging and takes some effort. Camper English at Alcademics.com has done some great work on exploring the different ways that work and don’t work. I’ve experimented…

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DIY: Sweet Vermouth

Vermouths of the world are just a wine infused with spices and fortified with high-proof booze. I’ve was interested in trying my own ever since I came across this post…

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Featured International Bartender: Mihai Fetcu

I follow a number of cool bartenders on the Facebooks and have been following Mihai Fetcu of Bardome.ro (in Romanian) for a while. He is a talented bartender that has competed…

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Bar Review: Bar-X Utah

We took a trip to the craft blogger conference known as SNAP in Salt Lake City, Utah. By craft, I don’t mean craft cocktail, I mean crafting (sewing, paper arts,…

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Whats a Dinotini?

  I’m off to my first blogger conference with my wife. It’s called SNAP Conference and is in Salt Lake City. I have a sneaking suspicion I will be one…

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Cocktail Culture Recap

***Hey Loyal Readers – I have a lot of new stuff coming including a full site re-branding and a test venue so my blog posts have been sparse. I’m heading…

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Whiskey Business Survival Guide

It seems like a convenient coincidence that a whiskey tasting would fall on my birthday today. I guess I’ll have to go but not before investigating the options available for…

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Olympic Vodka Infusions with Russian Inspiration

The Sochi Olympics are in full swing. That means we can find creative ways to drink and call it “research” as long as it’s related to the event. I thought…

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The Oakland Having Barrels of Fun

While your significant other might be receiving 12 roses this Friday, wouldn’t it be better to guarantee at least Four Roses for yourself? The Oakland Art and Novelty in Ferndale,…

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Cocktail to welcome Lowe Campbell Ewald to Detroit

For my grown-up job, I work with a lot of ad agencies. One of them that I have worked with for years is Lowe Campbell Ewald.  Up until recently it…

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Product Review: Arctic Chill Ice Ball Maker

I’m excited to review another product from Arctic Chill. This is their ice ball maker. There are three ways to make ice balls; cut them by hand, press them from…


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