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14 May, 2019

Tribute or appropriation? Navigating Cultural Trademarks and Complicated Spirits

Tribute or appropriation? Navigating Cultural Trademarks and Complicated Spirits
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No matter what the peacekeeping bartender says: Politics has its place in the bar. The economy, social mores and secular traditions come together in glass. After all, rum is inextricably linked to the Caribbean and mezcal and tequila in Mexico. If European trade routes did not exist, fortified wines probably would not do it either.
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16 April, 2019

Study reveals the 13 brands of spirits most recommended by bartenders

Study reveals the 13 brands of spirits most recommended by bartenders
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An annual survey conducted by MetrixLab, a global digital research agency, reveals the leading brands of spirits most recommended in the United States. The Bartender Influencer Study surveyed 10,000 American bartenders between April and December 2018. The final ranking lists spirits brands by category. For the second year in a row, PatrĂ³n took the overall
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25 March, 2019

This former CIA agent discreetly distills artisanal organic spirits in Milwaukee

This former CIA agent discreetly distills artisanal organic spirits in Milwaukee
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Some days you work with the US military to monitor Predator planes over Afghanistan. On other days, molasses from a Milwaukee distillery sticks to your ankle, footprints on the wall as you face an increasingly sticky cart. The two days were typical for Brian Sammons. A former CIA member and lawyer, Sammons is now testing
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