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How to Celebrate National and World Gin Days

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How to Celebrate National and World Gin Days

It appears that June 11th is the time to drink your Gin. National Gin Day falls on June 11th this year, as does World Gin Day. Gin conjures up all sorts of reactions from people and has a long and very English-tinged history. Being that we were a British colony, that history was imported with the gin. Despite the strong association with Britain and colonization, gin is mostly acknowledged as having first been distilled in Holland in the early 17th century. Thus the term “Dutch Courage.” Most people order their gin in one of two ways: as a Gin and...

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Bartender Spotlight: Jasper Adams on Beer City's Cocktail Scene

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Bartender Spotlight: Jasper Adams on Beer City's Cocktail Scene

Despite its title as “Beer City, USA,” Asheville, North Carolina is more than just a craft beer destination. The Southern city celebrated “Asheville Cocktail Week” last month to highlight its local mixology talent and vote for the best Bloody Mary in the city. According to Imperial Life bartender Jasper Adams, Asheville has a high concentration of impassioned bartenders, ardent food professionals, and a great selection of wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails. Imperial Life has adopted techniques like hand-cut ice and barrel-aged cocktails to provide a richer customer experience for its patrons. From percolation to maceration, every new technique offers a way...

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Booze Laws Roundup

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Booze Laws Roundup

The 2016 legislative sessions saw no shortage of booze-related bills introduced to the House and Senate. Although not all of the bills make it through, there have been several changes and additions to drinking laws in the United States. As the 2016 legislative sessions draw to a close, take a look back on some of the alcohol-related laws that passed: 1. Michigan’s House Bill 4895 revised a gas station liquor license provision to allow retailers with a gas station to sell beer and wine as long as they have at least $250,000 worth of non-alcoholic inventory. The bill will go into...

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