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Boozehound Reviews: Pisco Capel

Pisco Sour

The great thing about exploring the world of spirits is that occasionally you find a random corner of the world that is making something delicious and unique — and that also has a binational rivalry attached to it as well. Such is the case with pisco, the grape brandy that’s claimed as the national booze by both Chile and Peru. […]

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Boozehound: Toast to summer with a tasty gin and tonic

Gin and tonic

This week, I’m celebrating the most summery of cocktails: the gin and tonic. This cocktail got its start back in the halcyon days of the British Empire when its subjects — especially those in the more exotic, tropical colonies — would drink this cocktail for their health. […]

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Boozehound: Short’s Whiskey

Short's Whiskey

As a longtime burger enthusiast, I’ve been a fan of Short’s Burger and Shine for a while. Both the downtown and eastside locations have intimate, cozy atmospheres and delicious food served. When Short’s started distilling and bottling their own whiskey, I couldn’t help but wonder: Is it as good as their burgers? […]

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Boozehound: UV Sriracha Vodka Review

Sriracha has inspired a new flavor of vodka

The popularity of the hot sauce Sriracha has exploded in the last few years. Once a random condiment you would find at your friendly neighborhood Chinese takeaway or Thai noodle hut, the red chili sauce broken out in a major way attracting a devoted, almost cult-like following and even showing up in random places like on your sandwich at Subway. […]

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Boozehound: Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey Review

Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

Can’t stand the taste of regular old whiskey? Well, you’re in luck, because right now, we are living in a golden age of whiskey infusions. The idea of adding a little bit of flavor to whiskey is far from new—Wild Turkey’s honey infusion (known as American Honey since 2006) has been around since 1976. But, since the introduction of Jim Beam’s Red Stag cherry infusion in 2009, it seems everyone had gotten in on the action. […]

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Boozehound: Glenfiddich 18 Year Old Scotch Whisky review

Glenfiddich distillery pot stills

This week we’re plunging directly into the world of single malt Scotch. Of all the types of whiskey out there, single malts tend to be the most expensive in the whisk(e)y category and the intimidation factor can be high. Compared to a good old-fashioned handle of Jim Beam bourbon or Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey, single malts, with their fancy packaging and expensive price tags, can seem to be more of an inconvenience than anything else. After all, that’s a healthy chunk of change you’re putting down for a bottle of whisky — is it really worth the price tag? […]

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