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April 2014

Dirty Habit is the horribly-named bar/restaurant in the former Fifth Floor Restaurant space in San Francisco. The interior, though, is sexy, with space-age lighting and a huge new patio. You will want to drink there. I had a preview of many of the drinks (sorry, no photos) and they seem pretty split between super-fruity-friendly and serious cocktails, and it's easy to tell which will be which when you read the menu. There are also barrel-aged and shareable drinks, served in fun vintage glassware - and one served in a lunch pail. Dirty Habit opens on May 1. Menu below subject... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Casa Dragones launches its first Blanco Tequila Tequila Casa Dragones announces the launch of its first silver tequila – Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco, presented at $75 a bottle. Casa Dragones Blanco was initially launched in Mexico on March 20 and will be previewed in select U.S. markets beginning in May 2014. Tequila Casa Dragones produces no more than 400 cases at a time. The agaves for Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco are harvested 1,200 meters above sea level within the Eje Volcanico Transversal (Trans-Mexican Volcanic belt) in Tequila, Jalisco. The dark volcanic soil is rich with minerals such as potassium, phosphorus... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Anchor Distilling Co. brings Taiwan’s Kavalan whisky to the U.S. market Anchor Distilling Company announces the U.S. launch of Kavalan, the first whisky distillery built in Taiwan, with bottles of all seven expressions arriving on shelves April 25th, 2014: Kavalan Classic, Kavalan Concertmaster, Kavalan King Car Conductor, Kavalan Fino Sherry Cask, Kavalan Ex-Bourbon Cask, Kavalan Sherry Cask and Kavalan Vinho Barrique. Kavalan, which means “flatland people,” is named after the Taiwanese aboriginal ethnic group that originally inhabited modern-day Yilan County, where the Kavalan distillery resides. The warm sub-tropical climate of Taiwan ensures the whiskies mature faster than their Scottish, American... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Intense Ginger Liqueur by Barrow’s Serrallés USA and Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur announce a sales and marketing partnership. Serrallés USA’s products include its flagship brand, Don Q, Caliche Rum, Palo Viejo, Death’s Door Spirits, Wondermint and Kringle Cream Liqueur. Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur is made in Brooklyn, NY and uses more than 200 lbs of fresh ginger per batch. Its distillation process contains only four ingredients: ginger, sugar, cane spirit and filtered water. It is bottled at 22% ABV. The rollout will be phased through April and May with primary focus on the Northeast Markets and will be available through... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.