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Tales of the Cocktail: “The Making of Liquors”

August 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Spirits Events

An amusing and spirited exchange between Alain Royer of Pagès and Matteo Luxardo on French and Italian traditions of distilling, maceration, and flavoring.

Review: Gran Classico

March 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Bottle Reviews

Gran Classico is a Swiss bitter based on an original 1864 amaro from Turin, Italy using wormword, gentian, bitter orange peel, rhubarb, other aromatic plants to create a potion for aperitivo, digestivo, or mixing. Nose: Complex herbal nose, trace of honey, dried bitter orange peel, star anise, wet wool, gentian, thyme. Taste: Thick, heavy, sweet […]