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Distinguishing Between Malt and Blended Whisky

This is the first article, in a series, that will be intermingled with the other posts over the next few…

Cocktails and Dairy Products

While I’ve been exploring the world of Tiki, a few of the drinks I’ve made have incorporated dairy products. Some…

Alcohol Percentages of Cocktails

When creating a new cocktail, balance is always important. A common rookie mistake is to make a cocktail that has…

Best International Bar Nomination: VCC

It is that time of year when Tales of the Cocktail requests nominations for the best bars and bartenders from…

Filby Cocktail

I’m not sure who decides these things, but today (June 11th) is World Gin Day. So what does one do…

Last Call for Abbott’s Bitters

The barrel is dry and the last of the Extinct Abbott’s bitters have been bottled. That means there are only…

Taggart’s Bitters

A recipe created by Chuck Taggart that was inspired by the flavour of old bottles of Abbott's Bitters. Taggart’s Bitters…

Seltzer Works

Back before the plastic soda bottle became the defacto container for soda water, soda syphons were used to bring carbonated…

History of the Soda Fountain

Naturally carbonated waters, from volcanic springs, were well known throughout history and prized for their unique properties. The effervescing nature…

Italian Soda

Ask most people what an Italian Soda is and they’ll usually describe a combination of flavour syrup and carbonated, or…