Alcohol Sales Jump 55% During Coronavirus COVID-19 Situation

Like so much of the United States, my city of Austin, TX mandated shelter in place rules a few weeks back. With that order, a number of things changed, but one important legal change was that the state of Texas changed their laws to allow restaurants to deliver alcoholic beverages for delivery and to-go. It sounds like that might have been a smart move, because demand for alcohol is booming these days.

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How To Get Whiskey During the Coronavirus COVID-19 Social Distancing Lockdown

I’m pretty lucky that I’ve got a good supply of whiskey in the house, a collection that I acquired over the course of years that will keep me in business for a good while. But eventually even my extended supply is going to run out, leaving me stuck at home and without a stiff drink. Happily for me (and for all off you!), there are options available.

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Whiskey Review: McAfee’s Benchmark Old No. 8 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

There are some things that grab my attention and make me want to check out a bottle of whiskey I’ve heard about. Sometimes it’s an interesting background. Sometimes there’s a distillation process that I find intriguing. In this case, it was something on the bottle itself. Benchmark claimed that this was the benchmark against which all other whiskey is judged. With a bold claim like that, I knew I needed to put it to the test.

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Some Scottish Distilleries Closed to Visitors Due To Coronavirus

I had a trip to Scotland booked for next week (March 15th – 20th). It’s a trip I’d been looking forward to for months, with planned visits to about four different distilleries booked well in advance. Unfortunately, that all went out the window now thanks to the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus, with most distilleries deciding to close their doors to visitors for the duration of the outbreak.

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Whiskey Review: Long Island Spirits Pine Barrens American Single Malt Whiskey

I grew up in New York, and while most equate “New York” with “New York City”, there are actually a great deal of distinct areas within the state. My hometown in Westchester County is vastly different from my wife’s experience in Orange County only 60 miles apart. And that’s not even getting into regions like Syracuse, the Finger Lakes, Adirondacks, etc. Each area has unique qualities, and today we’re looking at a product from a Long Island distillery that tries to capture some of the local culture in a bottle.

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