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Sensory Analysis With an Absolut Scientist

July 29, 2010 by  
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Sensory Analysis With an Absolut Scientist

One of the most fascinating seminars we attended at Tales of the Cocktail was Per Harmansson’s Sensory Analysis seminar. Harmansson is a leading sensory analyst from Sweden and Director of Sensory Analysis for Absolut vodka. He led attendees through an examination of sensory experience as well as an in-depth vodka tasting.


Top 10 Tips for Tasting Spirits Like a Professional

July 22, 2010 by  
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Top 10 Tips for Tasting Spirits Like a Professional

As spirits critic Paul Pacult so eloquently phrased it during the hands-on Spirit’s Critic seminar we attended at Tales of the Cocktail: “Gin is such a lovely invention. First, there was the wheel; then there was gin.” Pacult guided attendees not only through his favorite gin, Plymouth, but through a whole array of other classic spirits as well. Here are our critical takeaways from the hands-on event.


Portland Bartenders Shaking it up at Gulf Coast Benefit

July 10, 2010 by  
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Portland Bartenders Shaking it up at Gulf Coast Benefit

The Oregon Bartender’s Guild and Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) are announcing a benefit event to support Gulf relief efforts on Sunday, Aug. 1 in Portland, Oregon.


Hanky Panky – A Recipe for Seduction

July 1, 2010 by  
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Hanky Panky – A Recipe for Seduction

We tried many different gin and vermouth pairings in our quest for a true cocktail of seduction.


We’ll be blogging from Tales of the Cocktail July 21-25!

June 21, 2010 by  
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We’ll be blogging from Tales of the Cocktail July 21-25!

It’s official: We’ll be blogging from Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans this summer, July 21-25, 2010! Mr. Boozenik will be covering products and technique, while Ms. Boozenik focuses on the history of cocktails and cocktail culture.


Craft Distilling Seminar with the Legendary Steve McCarthy

June 9, 2010 by  
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Craft Distilling Seminar with the Legendary Steve McCarthy

Want to learn craft distilling first-hand from one of Oregon’s original craft distillers? Legendary Clear Creek Distillery owner and founder Steve McCarthy will be training prospective future distillers at The Distiller’s Art seminar October 13-15, 2010.


NW Spirits and Mixology Show to Debut in Portland

June 8, 2010 by  
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NW Spirits and Mixology Show to Debut in Portland

Oregon’s first craft spirits and mixology specific trade show, The NW Spirits and Mixology Show, is scheduled for Mon., July 26, at the Jupiter Hotel.


Flask Fridays: Win a Tiki Flask

April 30, 2010 by  
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Flask Fridays: Win a Tiki Flask

Aloha. May is the month that we turn our attention toward the warmer weather wafting our way from the lush and tropical Pacific islands to the muddy and soggy Pacific Northwest. Sun, how we’ve missed you. We’re ready to be dried out; as long as that doesn’t include our flask.


Tiki Recession Proof Mixology

April 19, 2010 by  
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Tiki Recession Proof Mixology

This week’s House Spirits Recession Proof Mixology event is tapping into the spirit of the islands at Portland’s Thatch Tiki Bar. Don’t forget to pick up one of Thatch’s cool Tiki mugs if you go.


Win Prizes on Flask Fridays

April 16, 2010 by  
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Win Prizes on Flask Fridays

Imagine a world where your friends carry with them delicious little tastes of ginger-infused vodka, smoky whiskeys, smooth sipping rums, and handcrafted gins. You are greeted, share a toast, and suddenly the stresses of the day melt away.


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