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Our Endangered Liquors

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On December 17, 2020
It’s well known that European monks play an outsized role in the history of alcohol, especially beer and liqueurs. And anyone who knows anything about modern cocktails is well aware of chartreuse, the astoundingly beautiful ingredient that is critical to so many great cocktails, perhaps most notably The Last Word. However, I was unaware that […]
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I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Southern Comfort has no actual whiskey in it, as it is a vile substance that makes low-grade Canadian whiskey look like high-end Scotch. Really, this is worst single major entry into the larger “whiskey” family, which we will use here only because of its usual categorization as opposed […]

Whiteclay

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On March 26, 2017

The case of Whiteclay, Nebraska makes for an interesting moral dilemma perhaps worth discussion. It’s probably the worst town in the nation. It literally exists strictly to provide alcohol to th

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Bloody Mary

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On December 28, 2015
This blog has been sadly free from posts stating my aesthetic preferences for at least a month. Sorry about that. Despite the vodka, you’d think I would like the Bloody Mary. After all, the one thing vodka is good for is turning fruit juice alcoholic. I mean, really I have no problem with vodka except […]

IPAs in Europe

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On September 18, 2015

I have long stated that the European beer scene is largely disastrous. Even in Belgium, everyday people drink Coors Light and Carlsberg. This awful situation includes Ireland, where every bar serves t

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Drink Up and Be Somebody

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On September 6, 2015
If the writers of LGM ever got together in the same place, I believe the alcohol consumption would look something like Soviet soldiers in Afghanistan: As it should now be clear to you, dear reader, Soviet soldiers were not that discriminating when sourcing their sauce. When I was interviewing veterans of the Soviet–Afghan War for […]

Happy Hour

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On June 27, 2015

This debate over whether happy hours should be banned, as they currently are in Illinois, has a clear answer: no. I have lived in states with happy hour. I currently live in a state that does not have

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