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Weekend Cook – Aged Eggnog

by Canucklehead 12.20.2013

A few months ago – I was reading through my issue of the Art of Eating (which is singularly excellent – you should seriously subscribe to it) when I read an article on aged eggnog. And I mean AGED – for up to a year. WTF!? You mix up eggs, dairy, sugar, and booze and [...]

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Long Table: Craft Distilling (Finally) Comes to Vancouver

by Tim Pawsey 02.25.2013

Today marks a truly auspicious occasion in the sometimes murky history of Vancouver’s liquor trade. Long Table Distillery officially opens its doors—marking the launch of the city’s first distillery in several decades. The path to pulling the wraps off the converted warehouse hasn’t been easy. “And nobody said it would be,” says owner and distiller Charles Tremewen, who with his wife Rita [...]

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Just Announced: BC Liquor Laws Get Overhauled

by Editor 02.08.2013

It’s official booze fans. The province has just announced some major changes to the liquor laws restricting  governing our freedom to consume and purchase delicious inebriating beverages. The big shift of note is the repeal of the tied-house rules that did not allow liquor manufacturers to own and supply their own licensed establishments outside of their [...]

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A (Not Too Hard to Take) Evening of the Balvenie Single Malts at Yew

by Tim Pawsey 11.23.2012

I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m no single malt expert. But I do have an appreciation for them, thanks to a relatively early introduction to Scotch whisky as a young (almost legal) adult. Before leaving London I worked for my late uncle at his St. James fine art gallery and appraisal business. Our [...]

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Friday Cocktail: “Guns N’ Roses

by Gerry Jobe 10.19.2012

“Shrubs” are a great ingredient for cocktails. The unlikely combination of vinegar and fruit gives bartenders another option when considering ways to intensify flavours for cocktails. The Practice of creating shrubs began in the 16th century in England, as wine smugglers used to hide their cargo in the ocean and then once retrieved would add [...]

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Friday Cocktail: Basil Amaretto Sour

by Gerry Jobe 09.14.2012

There is nothing like a great Amaretto Sour. For a bartender, it gives Amaretto a purpose if you will, a right to sit next to the small-batch bourbons and select amaros. It allows Amaretto to wander from it’s circle of friends in the “specialty coffee” district and hang with the cool kids over in “real [...]

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Friday Cocktail: Apricot Crusta

by Gerry Jobe 07.06.2012

The Brandy Crusta is an important cocktail as it took the original cocktail formula of bitters, water, sugar and base spirit and incorporated citrus as an ingredient. Historians consider the Brandy Crusta to be the “Missing Link” between “Bittered Slings” and Modern Cocktails. This cocktail is the forefather to the Sidecar as well as the [...]

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Friday Cocktail: “The Old Kraken”

by Gerry Jobe 03.02.2012

(Photos courtesy of Spatulamedia) This variation on The Old Fashioned came to be from a conversation with fellow barman Micah Jensen. While creating drinks for our cocktail list we pondered what Mickey, Rocky’s Trainer would drink. We asked “What would Mickey’s cocktail be? What if Mickey and Quint from Jaws sat down at an old [...]

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Agave Spirits Featured at Tales of the Cocktail Vancouver

by Eric Lorenz 02.01.2012

Tales of the Cocktail on Tour Vancouver is right around the corner, taking place February 12-15.  At this second annual installment of the satellite event of New Orleans’ own Tales of the Cocktail, tequila and mezcal will figure prominently.  Charlotte Voisey, Iván Saldaña, and your very own agave correspondent will be presenting an entertaining and educating seminar [...]

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The Hanky Panky

by Shaun Layton 01.20.2012

From 1903 through to 1926, Ada Coleman, or as her regulars called her, “Coley”, worked the bar at the Savoy Hotel’s American Bar in London. She was a very talented bartender who proceeded the great, Harry Craddock, who in 1924 would come over the pond from America to manage the Savoy. Six years later he [...]

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B.C.’s 90 Year Hangover

by Editor 06.15.2011

June 15, 2011 is the 90th Anniversary of the repeal of prohibition in BC and the establishment of government control of the sale of liquor within the province. The BC prohibition commenced on October 1, 1917. It was soon judged a failure, resulting in law-abiding citizens becoming criminals for simply wanting to have a drink [...]

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Blind Tasting Cognac Review: Hennessy Black

by paulkamon 06.08.2011

I have been playing a game with restaurant bartenders across town, where I show up with a mystery bottle and ask them to review it blind. By not knowing what the product is or who represents it, hopefully, an honest-no-bs-review is achieved. Come inside and read the review of our next contestant…

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