Several states with tight control on liquor sales, such as Virginia, Vermont, and Mississippi, are considering a change in legislation that would privatize the distribution of alcohol, either by auctioning licenses to private companies or selling distribution centers.
[Wall Street Journal]
Rums of Puerto Rico, including brands like Bacardi, Don Q, Ron Llave, Ron del Barrilito, and Palo Viejo, are launching new logos and re-branded bottles during Fashion Week.
Haiti’s rum industry was rocked by the earthquake that hit last month. About a third of the stock was destroyed, and a number of distillery employees were left dead or homeless.
Watch the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games at Warren 77, the bar opened by Ranger Sean Avery and partners. Its six screens show Olympic games to a restrained crowd.
Scotch and chocolate are an ideal pair, especially high cacao-content chocolate and peaty Scotch. Try adding chocolate bitters to your Scotch cocktail to achieve the desired effect.
[The Atlantic Food Channel]
Think nut-flavored liqueurs lame? Nocino, an Italian liqueur infused with green walnuts; Nux Alpina, made in Austria; and Castries, a peanut liqueur, are all worth a try.
Absolut Vodka is launching its latest flavor, Berri Acai, this month. The new flavored vodka is described as an “on-trend blend of acai, blueberry, and pomegranate.” Yikes.