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The Genesis of Tequila’s Bad Name?

While researching some drink history in old newspaper archives, I came across this great article/story about tequila. Though I’m sure…

Tales 2013 – Message from the Underground

Tales is in full swing and to no one’s surprise it gets bigger, better and more interesting. This isn’t the…

Oxidation, Buzz Management & Stepping Out

Tales of the Cocktail is a few weeks away, which means it is time for me to tell you what…

Tempus Fugit’s Cease & Desist (Abbott’s)

The inevitable has happened. Tempus Fugit Spirits has sent me a cease and desist letter asking me to stop using…

Abbott’s Bitters

After 3½ years of extensive research, Abbott’s Bitters is just about ready to be revived. This is not a reverse…

From Soda Fountain to Bar

The soda train keeps on rolling and this time it stopped in Antwerp for the 2013 edition of the Belgian…

The Hangover

Tis the time of year for hangovers. This also means it is time for my annual message about the myth…

Patent Medicine, The Endless Search

One of the historical blights on the soda fountain was the cure all patent medicines that were hocked for every…

Old Bitter Labels

Bitters are big business in the cocktail world and historically a cocktail wasn’t a cocktail without bitters, so it only…

Bourbon Ads

Digging through old photo archives can lead you to some interesting discoveries. In this case I found a couple of…