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March 2008

Tiki taking over?

Now that they're serving tiki drinks in New York, the rest of the country can read about the trend. At Elettaria they're serving a few tiki cocktails including the Navy Grog and Zombie, the Rusty Knot is some kind of tiki dive, and DISCUS threw a tiki party that was... Read more →

SF Spirits Competition Winners

Taken from the press release, here are winners of the SF World Spirits Competition for 2008: "Best in Show-White," Weber Haus, Silver Cachaca, Brazil, "Best in Show-Whisk(e)y" Highland Park, 12-year-old Single Malt Scotch, "Best in Show-Brandy," Loujan, 1979 Armagnac, Bas Armagnac, France "Best in Show-Liqueur" Domaine de Canton, Ginger Liqueur,... Read more →

Vodka hot spot:: Long Island

The New York Times reports on LiV, or Long Island Vodka, which will be released in a month. They're making the product from locally-grown potatoes; "the Long Island variety known as Marcy, which was originally developed for making potato chips." Hamptons Vodka is also made on Long Island, but from... Read more →

Absinthe: Hot or not?

In today's SF Chronicle Stacy Finz has a story on absinthe- will it outlive it's 15 minutes of fame? In it she lists some of the others coming to market. The Swiss Kubler and French Lucid brands began distribution in the United States shortly after the absinthe ban was lifted... Read more →