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bottle of Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur sitting on a wooden table, in front of a mixed white and wooden background

Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur is produced by Luxardo – an Italy-based spirits producer originally founded in Zara, Dalmatia in 1821. They produce a variety of spirits including liqueurs, aperitifs, and more. After World War II left much of Zara in ruins, the distillery was rebuilt in Torreglia, Italy in 1947. A family-owned company each step of the way, it is now being run by the seventh generation of Luxardos. This particular bottle of Maraschino liqueur is modeled after a Dalmatian liqueur called rosolio maraschino, which was made in convents and monasteries as early as the medieval period. Luxardo Maraschino is made from marasca […]

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Jack Daniel’s No. 7

When it comes to American whiskey brands, few are as famous as Jack Daniel’s. And despite seeing it everywhere, I somehow managed to never actually try it. But since I’ve been searching for potential go-to cocktail spirits this summer, I thought it was the perfect time to finally pick up a bottle of Jack Daniel’s No. 7. Jack Daniel’s has had a significant influence on American whiskey for over a century. The distillery was first established by Jasper Newton Daniel, better known as Jack, in 1864 and pioneered the technique of charcoal filtering whiskey. Although there are questions about the true originator of this technique (Jack […]

St. Elder Elderflower Liqueur

St. Elder Elderflower Liqueur is produced by St. Elder Artisanal Liqueur – a Massachusetts based spirits company that produces a handful of liqueurs such as Elderflower, Pamplemousse, and Blood Orange. Each of their liqueur products is handcrafted and made in small batches, with the aim of creating a pure, fresh flavor that can be used in cocktails. This particular bottle of Elderflower Liqueur is made using natural elderflower blossom extract from the American Elder tree. It is infused into an unspecified base spirit, and the final product is bottled at 40 proof. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ ABV: 20% ❖ Distillery: Undisclosed (Somerville, MA) […]

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Mount Gay Eclipse

I often find the rum section to be a bit overwhelming. There are so many different styles from so may different countries at so many different price points, and it can be difficult to narrow down all the choices. But since I’ve been focusing on spirits for cocktail mixing, I was on the look out for a reasonably priced rum from a brand that’s likely widely available. And, I thought Mount Gay Eclipse would be a perfect rum to try, since I tend to see the brand everywhere. Mount Gay has a long history in the Barbados rum industry. The distillery was inherited by John Sober in 1703 and was originally named for the mountain on which […]

Bottle of Yuu Baal Mezcal Joven sitting on a wooden table, in front of a mixed white and wooden background

Yuu Baal Mezcal Joven

Yuu Baal Mezcal Joven is produced by Grupo Yuu Baal – a Mexican company founded by Flor de María Velásquez and Jorge Alberto Ramírez Márquez. In addition to operating their own family-owned distillery, they also collaborate with various other native Oaxacan mezcal producers. Yuu Baal is produced in San Juan del Río, San Luis del Río, Tlacolula, and Miahuatlan. They take pride in their traditional and sustainable practices, and their mezcals are made by hand each step of the way. This particular bottle of Mezcal Joven is produced in San Juan del Río, Oaxaca under master mezcalero Isaías Martínez Juan. It is made using 7 year old Agave […]