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Whiskey for Charity: 40 Bottles, Dozens of Bidders, and $6,000 for MN Food Banks

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 15, 2021 11:00:00 AM

We're known as the Twin Cities premier beverage retailer for everything from casual parties and special occasions to high-end highballs – and our March charity auction let us bring it all together in a whiskey win-win to support Twin Cities food shelves.

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Delicious Irish Dishes and Drinks for St. Patrick's Day

Posted by Beau Farrell on Mar 16, 2021 11:59:10 AM

You don’t have to drink green beer to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (if you do, we’ll try not to judge you too much), but March 17th still offers a yearly opportunity to treat yourself to a tasty delicious Irish meal coupled with tasty spirits to warm your spirit! From traditional pairings to the new kids on the block, we’ve got you covered with the best Irish meal and drink combinations to serve up this St. Patrick’s Day. 

 

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Women Who Whiskey: A Guide to Joining the Ranks of Whiskey-Drinking Ladies

Posted by Beau Farrell on Feb 27, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Let’s talk whiskey!

There are some great things happening in the whiskey world. People love to drink all different kinds of whiskey (and whisky—yes, they’re spelled differently and actually are slightly different products!).

Whether you’re looking for an Irish whisky, Scotch, Canadian whisky, or other variations of this spirit, there’s a lot to explore and a lot to enjoy. That’s why there’s an increase in the number of women drinking whiskey, as well as an increase in the number of women-owned distilleries around the United States and beyond.

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Here's Our Best Irish Coffee Recipe in Honor of National Irish Coffee Day

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jan 24, 2017 1:08:40 PM

"Cream as rich as an Irish brogue; coffee as strong as a friendly hand; sugar sweet as the tongue of a rogue; and whiskey smooth as the wit of the land." - Joseph Sheridan

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What's the Difference? Single Malt vs. Blended Whisky

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jan 19, 2017 11:02:06 AM

"I don't mind growing old. If I have to go before my time, this is how I'll go – cigarette in one hand, glass of Scotch in the other."  — Ava Gardner

And, so it is with those who prefer Scotch "neat" over any other spirit. It's an eloquent drink with a special allure that ignites passion by those who sip and savor this whiskey. And, it is a whisky indeed (for more on the different spellings, click here). There's Scotch Whisky, there's Bourbon Whiskey, and there's Canadian Whiskey. The big difference is that each different country has an overabundance of different grains that they used to distill that particular "juice."

And one rule of thumb that's important to always remember: much like Champagne must be made in Champagne, France, Scotch can only be made in Scotland. 

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