Some of these folks just can't stick to one thing! These producers are making products aside from just whiskey, beer or wine.
The AsomBroso line of tequila includes their award-winning El Platino, their silver tequila; La Rosa, their "pink" reposado tequila; Extra Anejo, their Gran Reserva aged tequila that was voted "Best of the Best" by Robb Report Magazine and awarded numerous Gold and Double Gold medals; and their Vintage Anejo, which also won the "Best of the Best" award from the Robb Report Magazine as well as numerous Gold and Double Gold medals.">
Until the middle of the 20th century there were many small firms that bottled and sold the pure product of the local distilleries. Since Victorian times the firm of William Cadenhead has provided this service.
However a diminution of public interest caused the small bottling companies to close down. Only a small handful of distilleries still remain in the ownership of their founding families and even fewer of the bottling companies remain active, William Cadenhead is one of the notable survivors.
Recent revival of interest in the whisky from different single distilleries has caused a surge of new firms to emerge. Many do not actually control their bottling operations and unfortunately feel it necessary to invent fictitious ancestries. However William Cadenhead has a well established pedigree and the experience of over one and a half centuries ensure that our customers can truly rely on what we put in a bottle. We guarantee that we never chill-filter or chemically alter the products that we bottle nor do we add colouring agents. Each of our bottlings of whisky, and indeed of our rums and cognacs, comes from an individually selected cask."">
Sugar cane was used to make alcoholic drinks in Egyptian times but it was not until the 16th century that farmers and workers on Caribbean sugar cane plantations took up this ancient tradition. Caribbean rum took molasses and distilled it into a harsh, strong spirit. So to soften the blow, distillers would add their own unique recipes of herbs, spices and fruits. And boom, spiced rum was born."">
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The Nelthropp Family has taken its time to perfect a process, earn an esteemed reputation, and make an island famous for Cruzan Rum’s smooth, versatile rums. There’s just no separating the Nelthropp Family from St. Croix. After all, they named their rum Cruzan after the island’s natives, known as "Crucians."">
This story of J. Carver Distillery begins with two brothers growing up out east, watching their parents and their parents' many close friends dress up for formal cocktail parties. Drinking martinis, Manhattans, gin-and-tonics and any other cocktail requested, followed by gourmet meals served on the china, crystal, and silver they received on their wedding day. Sneaking a peek from the stairway downstairs, both found their passion for food and hospitality as the two brothers heard nothing but laughter and saw friendships that lasted a lifetime. Right before their eyes, they learned how to throw a party."">
Smoother by design, New Amsterdam spirits break from tradition with spirits that are modern, intriguing and smooth.
Welcome to New Amsterdam. So smooth you can drink it straight."">
"Almost a polar opposite in terms of style from most of the mass marketed brands"
Chris Carlsson- Spirits Review
"Expressive eaux-de-vie have not ceased to impress us... "
Anthony Dias Blue – Robb Report
"Majestic, unfathomable, of international class. In the upper echelon for connoisseurs"
Over 40 distinct flavors, from fresh and fruity Tropical Punch and Raspberry, to indulgent Whipped, Cake, and Cinnabon, make Pinnacle Vodka endlessly mixable for a new, exciting experience every time. No matter what the mood or occasion, whether it’s drinks on the patio or an epic night out, Pinnacle Vodka is an invitation to celebrate the things that inspire you. Be playful, be inventive. No matter how you choose to express yourself, we have a vodka for that."">
We created Skaalvenn Distillery with the intent of creating a distillery that is fun, exciting and down to earth. We are professionals who believe in making good liquor--but we don't take ourselves too seriously. We wanted to create a place where everyone is welcome regardless of social or economic status. It doesn't matter if you wear worn out work boots or an expensive set of wing-tips; you're welcome at Skaalvenn."">
SVEDKA’s crisp, distinctive taste profile begins on the shores of Lake Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden, in the small town of Lidköping (population: 25,000). Sweden ranks as one of the cleanest countries in the world**, so it is not surprising that their local ingredients are among the finest as well. Every 750ml bottle of SVEDKA Vodka begins with four pounds of Sweden’s hearty, flavorful winter wheat, all harvested from the pastoral farmlands surrounding the distillery in Lidköping. Another key component to SVEDKA’s quality is the crystalline water from one of the world’s cleanest sources, Sweden’s ice-cold underground springs.
Continuous distillation — a method first introduced in the 11th century — creates ideal conditions for producing top-quality vodka. The “continuous” aspect of the distillation process insures that ingredients are constantly moving so the winter wheat, yeast and water never stalls or pools. At the final stage in this distillation process, SVEDKA is run through high-performance purification columns, five separate times to remove impurities. The end result is outstanding quality SVEDKA Vodka."">
Our spirits and liqueurs are the result of research, experimentation and dedication to the finest ingredients available."">
The story continues in 2001, when we launched Three Olives Cherry and Three Olives Grape, creating a cult-like following of fans around the country, which propelled Three Olives Vodka to a whole new level. Today, we have 20 bold and intense flavors, resulting in endless cocktail creations. And while other vodkas are all about their serious sides and exclusivity, we guarantee to deliver an experience that helps you and your friends celebrate the best, most fun and exciting times of your lives."">
He grew up loving the food business—his father, Victor Sr., was a waiter at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel and also owned a grocery store in Oakland. Vic would help out in the store, and when a childhood accident cost him a leg, his penchant for telling colorful stories was born.
In 1932, armed with a potbelly stove and $700, he opened a cozy pub across the street from the store and called it Hinky Dink’s. His pungent vocabulary and ribald air made him a popular host, as did his tropical cocktails and his delicious interpretation of Polynesian food.
In 1936, when writer Herb Caen wrote that the best restaurant in San Francisco was in Oakland, Vic had become “The Trader,” and Hinky Dink’s had become “Trader Vic’s.”
Part of its success, Vic said at the time, was the theme. It was the complete escape. “You’d think of beaches and moonlight and pretty girls.”
One of Trader Vic’s brightest legacies is his invention of the Mai Tai, the bracingly refreshing cocktail he created at the restaurant in 1944, and introduced to the Hawaiian Islands in the 1950s."">