100 Years Ago Today: Prohibition Starts in the United States

Over the last few years we’ve seen more and more states legalizing the use of recreational drugs like marijuana and pushing towards national legalization… which just goes to show how far we come. Only 100 years ago, the United States was in a much different place. On this date, January 17th, in 1920 the dark period for whiskey aficionados known as Prohibition started in the United States.

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Cigar Review: Tabacalera del Oriente San Martin

When I came back from Lima, Peru, I noted that it’s not exactly a cigar-friendly place. That’s not to say that tobacco isn’t a thing in the whole country — in fact, there’s at least one cigar manufacturer who grows their own tobacco, ages it in their own warehouses, and fabricates cigars locally all within the country of Peru. Today we’re looking at one of their creations, the San Martin by Tabacalera del Oriente

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What’s the Purpose of a Whiskey Decanter?

Half of the enjoyment of drinking a fine spirit is the spirit itself, and the other half is the experience of preparing and consuming. The interesting bottles, the fine glassware… all of the accouterments that go along with the spirit. One of those accessories that seems to be common (especially in movies and TV shows) is the whiskey decanter. But is it a good idea to use a whiskey decanter to store your spirits?

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Whiskey Review: High West Whiskey American Prairie Bourbon

I was looking through the list of whiskey reviews we’ve done and noticed that there are a lot of states that are missing from the list. Craft distilling is happening all over the United States and I feel like I need to branch out a little more beyond just Texas, New York, Kentucky and Indiana. So when I saw a bottle from the state of Utah I knew that I needed to give it a try.

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