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

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

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Abbott’s Bitters

After 3½ years of extensive research, Abbott’s Bitters is just about ready to be revived.…

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From Soda Fountain to Bar

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

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The Hangover

Tis the time of year for hangovers. This also means it is time for my…

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Patent Medicine, The Endless Search

One of the historical blights on the soda fountain was the cure all patent medicines…

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Old Bitter Labels

Bitters are big business in the cocktail world and historically a cocktail wasn’t a cocktail…

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Bourbon Ads

Digging through old photo archives can lead you to some interesting discoveries. In this case…

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Between Two Evils

Temper has a number of meanings, but they all stem from Latin which is "to…

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Temperance Images from the 1800s

The temperance movement most likely started shortly after alcohol was first consumed. Chronic alcohol consumption…

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Historical Drinking & Driving Ads

We often see drinking and driving as recent problem (last 30 years or so) however…

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