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American Whiskey: What Makes It Stand Out

One Of The Finest Whiskies American Whiskey has the hallmark of vanilla sweetness, spice, and a crisp flavor. While bourbon is one of the most popular types of American Whiskey, rye, Tennessee, and corn are some of the other types of American Whiskey. With the many micro distilleries which have come up from California to New York and everywhere in between. People around the world are getting acquainted to American Whiskey and its intoxicating flavors. Types of American Whiskey Bourbon Bourbon is exclusive to the country and is produced primarily in Kentucky. It is made of a minimum of 51% corn. It is aged in new, charred, white-oak barrels that gives the whiskey its sweet flavor. Corn This type of whiskey contains 80% of corn ...

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Champagne – A Reason To Celebrate

Before you drain that flute filled with bubbly stuff that we know as Champagne, have you given a thought to what it really is or how is it made? Champagne is for the elegant, one of the best ways to celebrate the big and small things in life. While getting tipsy on it is great, getting knowledgeable about Champagne is even better. What Is Champagne? The drink borrows its nomenclature from a region in North-eastern France which is called Champagne – the same as the drink. It is sparkling wine which comes from this region that is known as Champagne. If you are drinking bubbly wine from any other region, then it is not the same as Champagne. The name Champagne was used generically by ...

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White Wine: There Is Power Within The Succulent Grape

White Wine – History And How Is It Made? “There is a power within the succulent grape That made thee, stronger than all human power.”                – Francis Saltus Saltus Wine has been the muse for many poets.  Today it is considered to be a sophisticated drink revered by many. White wine has many variations and can be either straw-yellow, yellow-green or yellow-gold in color. The numerous varieties of white wine grapes give the wine its color, texture, and flavor. History The presence of wine in this world is almost as old as civilization itself. The earliest evidence of wine making techniques date back to 6000 BC in the middle-eastern country of Armenia. Egyptians are also known to have produced wine since ancient times. Scenes ...

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All About Red Wine

Wine is one of the most spectacular alcoholic beverages in the world, which has been in existence since the days of yore. Wine is tied to many religions and cultures around the world. The Christian Church finds wine to be an essential part of their religious practice. History While there is no specific date that can be accredited for the discovery of wine, archaeological evidence shows the presence of wine as far back as in 6000 BC. The states of Armenia, Georgia and Iran are linked with the production of the earliest wines in the world. Evidence of wine in these states was found through the wine vessels, jars, and remnants of crushed grapes. The oldest winery, which included a wine press, fermentation vats, and ...

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All You Need To Know About Hard Cider

Brief History Hard cider is prepared from the fermented juice of apples. Although any variety of apple can be used, the juice of Cider Apples is heavenly and makes the best hard cider. The beverage is popular among the citizens of United Kingdom. The history of fermenting apples goes back as far as 55 BC when the Romans reached Kent, England and saw the English enjoying this drink. Hard cider was considered the Holy Grail among the English and was so sacred to them that they baptized their children with it. Between the 14th and 17th centuries the working population in England was paid in cider. In the 18th century a missionary, John Chapman commonly known as Johnny Appleseed, brought cider apples to America. He ...

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Scotch: Why It Tastes So Damn Good

Scotch is a type of whisky that is made in Scotland and uniquely stands out from other types of whisky. There are currently two different kinds of Scotch whisky available: Malt Whisky Grain Whisky Malt Whisky This type of whisky is made using the Pot Still Process. The process can occur in four distinct stages: Malting. Mashing. Fermentation then: Distillation. Malting. Malting  During this stage the barley is screened to remove any foreign matter. Soak for 2 or 3 days in steeps. Steeps are special water tanks. Spread it out on a malting floor and allow germinating. The process of Germination can take from 8 to 12 days. Turn out the barley regularly at intervals to control temperature and germination rate. The barley secretes the ...

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Scotch Basics

In a 2012 report, Scotch whisky is considered as the cornerstone of the Scottish economy. The annual gross revenue would total of £4 billion and 86% of that comprises the bulk export. The Scotch whisky industry required 10,000 Scottish workers and is supporting a total of 35,000 jobs. Producers in Scotland procures over £1 billion of local supplies and over £200 million was spent on cereals alone. Legal Definition Scotch Whisky is simply defined as a whisky that is produced in Scotland. It is a drink that is distilled in a distillery located in Scotland. The key raw materials are water and malted barley. It must also be distilled to an alcohol strength of a minimum of 94.8% allowing it to have an aroma and ...

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The Montana Distillery Tour

631 Woody St., Missoula, MT  59802 406-541-1889 Open – 12-8 pm  Monday thru Sat & 12-6 pm  Sunday Montana Made All Real-Whole ingredients – No Added  Sugar,  Artificial Flavors Or Artificial Colors We are the third oldest distillery in Montana and our 84 proof Flathead Vodka is the 2nd oldest Vodka in Montana since the time of Prohibition! Double column still technology Our new signature Vodkas combine the purity of Montana Waters and Montana Sugar Beets with our new advanced double column still distillation technology to create a refreshingly smooth spirit. Manually worked process Our newly designed still system and process is small and not automated. We manually work the entire process and believe that has helped make “The Montana Distillery” one of the top spirits on ...

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Vodka – A Versatile Spirit

Vodka traces its origins to the eastern region of Europe. Russia as well as Poland claim to be the first producers of vodka. The word vodka stems from voda or woda which means water in both the countries. The physical appearance of the drink may have been the reason why it was called water, or probably because it was drunk with such ease and it was almost as common as water. Vodka is now popular around the world but it took a long while for the drink to reach the rest of the world. The spirit can be produced from a variety of agricultural materials. In the EU, vodka is mainly produced from grain or molasses while potatoes and rice are usually used for the ...

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Brandy – An Accidental Finding That Turned Delightful

Brandy is a spirit which is distilled from fruits like grape, apple, blackberry, apricot and the like. It is categorized by the region from where it originates and the fruit that formed it. Some of the most common types are Cognac, Armagnac, American brandies and fruit brandies. It serves as an important ingredient in the kitchen to create some of the most delightful dishes. Its capability to blend with other spirits to create fine cocktails is also impressive. Some of the most common cocktails that use brandy are Alexander, the Singer and the Sidecar. Let us look at some interesting aspects of brandy that you may not have known before. History Wine has been one of the most common drinks for centuries. Many places of ...

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Tequila – Get Educated Before Your Next Shot

History And Where It Is Made Tequila is a drink that is known to have originated from the Western sides of Mexico. The drink is highly valued in Mexico and consumers of the drink tend to praise it as far as term it as the best spirit in the world. It is an agave base spirit and it is created or manufactured mainly in the areas around Tequila, Jalisco. This area is approximately 65 kilometers towards the area of the northwest of Guadalajara. The area contains plenty of volcanic soils and the presence of it makes it possible for supporting growth of the cactus-like-blue plant called the agave. The area around tequila, thus produces an amount of approximately 300 million of the cactus like blue ...

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Gin – 500 Years And Still Going Strong

What is gin? Gin, which can also be described as flavored vodka is a neutral grain spirit re-distilled with botanicals along with a predominant juniper flavor. Juniper berries the fruit after which the spirit is named, is the primary source of gin. Coriander, licorice, angelica root and seed, bitter almonds, orris root, cinnamon, nutmeg, and anise are some other common gin botanicals. Gin was first invented for an utterly different purpose, as a medicine to help in treating several diseases including stomach problems, gout and kidney disease. In 1650, Franciscus de la Boe, a Dutch doctor produced gin in Holland for medical purposes. In the mid 17th century gin was most likely to be available in a medical pharmacy than a liquor store. Like other ...

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Imagine Nation Brewing Company

THE COUNTRY’S 1st COMBINATION OF MICROBREWERY + CENTER FOR COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION The INBC transcends how a brewery serves a community by being the first in the country to include a center for community transformation.  Through craft beer and education, the INBC is a unique model of celebration and dialogue, envisioned to joyfully address the challenges of our time and fuel social change in Missoula, Montana, and beyond.   OUR BEERS & THE PRODUCTION AREA Imagine Nation Brewing Co. uses a 7-barrel brewing system to produce smaller, artisan batches of beer. With this system, we produce 2 house beers, 4-5 seasonal  taps, and occasional higher gravity brewer’s reserve specials. We focus on selling our beer almost entirely out of the taproom in 12oz. specialty glasses and half gallon growlers. THE INBC ...

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