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Hecho in America: Distilling Agave Spirits Stateside

Mexico has been the agricultural and spiritual home of agave spirits for centuries. Now, some American distillers are ...
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What Exactly Defines a “Craft” Spirit?

“Craft spirits” have gone from obscurity to ubiquity over the past several years. But what exactly defines a craft ...
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Making Peace in the War on Vodka

Vodka has become the contentious spirit at the center of a cocktail culture war. On one side: the vodka drinkers, ...
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The Twisted History of Jungle Juice

Jungle juice has many names, but only one common language: extreme intoxication. Kenzi Wilbur digs into the crooked ...
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What Does It Mean to Drink Like a Woman?

Decades of etiquette and marketing about spirits, cocktails and bartending have established stereotypes about how ...
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The Spice Whisperer Answers Your “Drunk Abby” Questions

Spice Whisperer Lior Lev Sercarz answers your deepest, darkest booze queries, including how to use a "sh*tload" of ...
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Finding Old Hollywood in a Bottle of Banana Cordial

Celia Sack, the owner of San Francisco’s Omnivore Books digs into her collection of 1930s mini bottles to find out ...
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Berlin Dry Gin Emerges from the Shadow of London

London dry has long been the headliner of the gin category, but a recent crop of German gins has emerged from the ...
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The Influence of Big Liquor Brands, Part Two: David vs. Goliath

In the second half of a two-part series exploring brand influence, PUNCH asked Simon Ford, Jordana Rothman and Wyatt ...
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Have Big Liquor Brands Become Too Influential?

In the first of a two-part series exploring brand influence, PUNCH asked Jim Meehan, Nicolas Palazzi and Bobby Heugel ...
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An Amaro Scene Springs Up in Seattle

From Artusi to Barnacle, Brad Thomas Parsons explores Seattle's love affair with amari and the unique culture that's ...
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Walking Advertisements: The Liquor Biz Brands Humans

Every year the spirits industry spends millions of dollars to gain brand loyalty on both sides of the bar. Leslie ...