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The Secret History of Rum

Rum has always tended to favor and flavor rebellion, from the pirates and buccaneers of the seventeenth century to the American Revolution onward. In addition, sugar and rum pretty much introduced globalization to a waiting world, tying together Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Caribbean in a complex alcoholic web of trade and credit. Not until oil was any single commodity so important for world trade. So it is not surprising that the Bacardi Corporation has become one of the world's first transnationals.

Liquor / Spirits Bottles : Bottle typing, Diagnostic shapes

Liquor of all types - bourbon, rye, gin, cognac, scotch, etc. - was bottled in a wide variety of bottle shapes and sizes ranging from small flasks that held a few ounces to demijohns and carboys that held gallons. As with virtually all of the bottle type categories to follow, liquor bottle diversity is staggeringly complex in depth and variety. The pictures on this page show just a small bit of this variety. However, there are definitive trends in shapes that mark a bottle as very likely to have been used primarily or originally as a container for high alcohol spirits intended for internal consumption, "medicinal" or otherwise.


Japan is the second biggest producer of single malt whisky in the world. It has been taking top prizes in international tastings since 2001. At the 2008 World Whisky Awards, Japan underlined its arrival on the world scene by scooping both of the top prizes - the best single malt whisky in the world and the best blended whisky in the world.

Nonjatta: Japanese Whisky History (1918-1919): Unlocking Scotland, Part I

On Thursday April 17, 1919, Masataka Taketsuru walked into the ramshackle wooden buildings of Glasgow`s Buchanan Street Station and boarded the Caledonian Railway train going north. It was a historic moment.

Modern Drunkard Magazine Online

Standing up for your right to get falling down drunk since 1996.

Great American Writers and Their Cocktails : NPR

Famous writers and drinks are inseparable, despite the price some paid for the vice. Ernest Hemingway loved the Mojito, William Faulkner had his mint juleps, and F. Scott Fitzgerald was convinced gin was the way to go (he thought its smell would be undetectable on his breath). Hemingway & Bailey's Bartending Guide delves into the drinking habits of America's top writers to reveal their favorite cocktails. Steve Inskeep talks with author Mark Bailey and illustrator Edward Hemingway -- grandson of the writer -- about their new book. Below are excerpts from the guide, including cocktail recipes, drinking stories and writers' famous passages about imbibing.

Tools of the Trade

Here is my list of different bar tools you might want for your bar. When I can locate an on-line company that appears to sell a product that I can recommend, I'll try to include a direct link to that company/product on the associated page.

The Suffering Bastard -- The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess -- Small Screen Network

The original name for this drink was apparently the Suffering Bar Steward, but as one might expect in a noisy bar after a few drinks, the name gets a little mangled. There are several recipes for this floating about. For mine I turned to one of my favorite sources, Beachbum Berrry's Grog Log, by Jeff Berry.

The Cocktail Chronicles

The word “cocktail” and the idea of a “mission statement” should never appear in the same train of thought, but here we are – the “about” page. Well, if you must know— The Cocktail Chronicles is an ongoing exploration of fine spirits, creative cocktails and classic mixology. This web log was created in May 2005 in an effort to document the drinks I’m experimenting with at any particular time, along with thoughts on cocktail ingredients, brands and types of spirits and the overall culture of drinking (I also discovered that it’s a handy way to keep track of all those cocktail recipes I was always losing on little slips of paper or in the little notebooks that clutter up my desk). Since its inception, The Cocktail Chronicles has explored more than 100 different drinks; covered the home-brew of obscure cocktail ingredients such as pimento dram and falernum; been the founding site and ongoing moderation source for the regular virtual cocktail party known as Mixology Monday; attracted—oh, hell, lots of readers (and pissed off a few, too); and presented only slightly inebriated daily updates from Tales of the Cocktail, the nation’s foremost cocktail event.

Tales of the Cocktail

Tales of the Cocktail, a culinary and cocktail festival features award-winning mixologists, authors, bartenders, chefs and designers in the New Orleans French Quarter at five days of cocktail events such as dinner-pairings, cocktail demos and tastings, seminars, mixing competitions, design expos, book-signings and much more. Measuring their success in garnishes, Tales of the Cocktail 2008, used 8085 mint leaves, 6 cups of Goji berries, 280 liters of lime juice, 350 liters of lemon juice, 2340 jalapeño slices and 6 thousand pounds of ice and for more than thousands of sippers!

The Bar Mix Master Has Spoken...

This space is devoted to the art of cocktails, cocktail education, and the rebirth of classic cocktails.

Absinthe at the Virtual Absinthe Museum

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Absinthe...the Green Fairy...La Fée other drink has the same romantic history - the French Impressionists....Toulouse Lautrec, Degas, Manet, Van Gogh....Paris in the Belle Epoque....the cafes of Montmartre....the muse of writers from Verlaine and Rimbaud to Joyce and Hemingway. Of course, there's a darker side to absinthe as well - no other drink has ever roused the same degree of passionate condemnation, and no other drink has ever been banned outright in the way absinthe was in the years leading up to 1915.

Blogging Tales of the Cocktail: 2008

Blogging Tales of the Cocktail: 2008 covers mixology’s largest and most influential event: Tales of the Cocktail, held each July in New Orleans.

The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Museum of the American Cocktail is a nonprofit organization dedicated to education in Mixology and preserving the rich history of the American Cocktail. Our goal is to establish a self-sustaining museum and tourist attraction to help revive tourism in New Orleans while providing education in mixology and a valuable resource for aspiring beverage professionals everywhere.

Centre International des eaux-de-vie et boissons spiritueuses - Accueil

Des eaux-de-vie les plus connues aux alcools locaux… des informations professionnelles aux rapports scientifiques et universitaires : Bienvenue dans l’univers des spiritueux…

OldLiquors : World's largest private collection

Exclusive and private Old Liquors Collection of 250 years old cognac, armagnac and other old liquors

The Liquor Cabinet

When I first started getting into setting up my home bar, I remember looking through various cocktail recipe books and trying to figure out what ingredients I needed in order to be able to produce many of the cocktails it listed. What an eye-opener. It would have cost a small fortune. So instead what I did was to focus on a different cocktail every week or so, and just pick up the couple of ingredients that I needed for that one drink. To make this even less painfull, I purposely started out choosing drinks that used few ingredients, as well as ones that leveraged ingredients that I already had.

Coudal Partners : Friday Drink Links

fresh signals categorical archives Friday Drink Links



by 1 other is a fun IOU system built on Twitter that helps you track who you owe beers to (and vice versa). All you have to do is follow the account "ioubeer" and then send it @replies. So, say you owe me a beer for helping you change a flat tire, this is what you'd send to Twitter: @ioubeer

Party Like It's Web 2.0

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party-goers, l'ajax en fait c'est un prétexte pour boire, allez à votre santé !


Apéro Bordeaux

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Vous êtes un(e) connoisseur(se) ou amateur(trice) de vins... vous aimez le vin ?

The Right Mix Game

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Land Securities Retail wanted to develop a fun, follow up to an invite to their exclusive cocktail party. Its main purpose was to act as a reminder to guests to come to the event, whilst also providing some light-hearted entertainment.