Germany: Scheibel Family Brandy Distillers

Tasting the fruit of the Black Forest is as easy as dropping into the Scheibel distillery, well-known throughout the region as creators of premium brandy. The careful selection of regional and rare fruits, the distillery’s unique wood-fired stoves and a disciplined aging process all contribute to the fine quality of Scheibel branded spirits. Family owned […]

New Orleans’ World Famous Hurricane: Pat O’Brien’s

The story as to the origin of the Hurricane is said to begin during WWII, when popular liquors, like whiskey, were in short supply. Clever salesman forced bar owners to purchase cases of more plentiful liquors, like rum, before they would be willing to sell them bottles from their otherwise limited supply. Once Pat O’Briens […]

Hungary’s National Shot: Zwack Unicum

Commonly known to be the national shot of Hungary, Zwack was first invented in 1790 by Dr. József Zwack, the Royal Physician of Habsburg for Emporer Joseph II. Created from a secret blend of forty herbs and spices, the resulting drink carries a bold herbal flavor as distinctive as the liqueur’s packaging. In 1840, Dr. […]

NYC’s Speakeasy Guide

“After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors is hereby prohibited” THE 18TH AMENDMENT, ratified January 16, 1919. The Prohibition Era in the United States stemmed out of the Temperance movement, which perceived that alcohol was the cause of many of society’s tribulations. Prohibition lasted thirteen […]

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