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The Importance of Good Distillers Yeast in Home Distilling

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If you are into home distilling, you likely know that you have to use yeast to get alcohol. However, if you understand why you need yeast, it can help you understand why it is important to get a good quality yeast. As you will see, knowing how yeast works and the role it plays in fermentation makes it much easier to see how important the yeast is, which in turn enables you to pay a bit more attention to the yeast you are buying.

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Crown Royal Regal Apple

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I’m a huge fan of Crown Royal Canadian Whisky, so I was looking forward to trying the all-new Crown Royal Regal Apple. The flavored whisky arrived in a sweet emerald green carton with the iconic Crown Royal bag in green and gold tones. Crown Royal Regal Apple is a combination of the well-known, premium taste of Crown Royal whisky infused with natural apple flavors. It’s delicious as a chilled shot as the strong apple flavor jumps out and you can use it for a number of great cocktails as well. With the beautiful packaging and the iconic Crown Royal brand it’s also great for a gift or something to bring to a party during the holiday season.

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Patrón XO Cafe Incendio

Patrón XO Cafe Incendio

I love premium tequila, so naturally I’m a fan of everything from Patrón. So when I tried their delicious new offering, Patrón XO Cafe Incendio, I knew it would live up to the brand’s high standards.

This spicy and sweet liqueur is delicious and it offers a great new option whether you’re looking for a drink to savor and enjoy, or whether you’re getting a party going with shots. And we all know that few things get a party going like tequila, and this sweet drink should win over more tequila fans, particularly among the ladies.

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Enjoy Your Holiday Spirits

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Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates this holiday, and Happy Holidays to everyone else. Regardless of your traditions, hopefully it involves getting together with friends, family and loved ones.

Naturally, that often involves great food and plenty of drinks. I was just out and about and lots of people were stocking up on booze and beer for their holiday parties. We’ve had a number of features recently and in past years with suggestions on cocktails, beer and wine. Bob Westal gives us weekly ideas with his Drink of the Week series helping us with both traditional and new cocktail recipes. His recent article covered several Christmas cocktails that you might consider for tonight and tomorrow.

Several years ago Mike Barkacs offered up his top 5 holiday beers which should give you some ideas on how to stock your refrigerator, and naturally you can check out all of our beer reviews.

Then check out our wine reviews as well for ideas on what to serve with your holiday meal.

Finally, check out our Booze Gift Guide for last-minute ideas on bottles you can bring to a party or add to your own stock for this week and next.

Please be safe and enjoy the holidays!

  

Dewar’s releases two videos

Are you a Scotch lover? With the holidays around the corner there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy some fine Scotch.

“DEWAR’S: The Drinking Man’s Scotch” has released two videos exclusively online that depict the attitude, character, style, and lifestyle of a Dewar’s Drinking Man.

Ever heard of the underground legend in Glasgow? You can see him for Yourself in the One Man Gang:

Every Drinking Man needs a wingman, especially one with an escape plan as smooth as his Scotch. Meet The Baron in this latest clip:

This post is brought to you by Dewar’s. Drink Responsibly. Enjoy Responsibly.