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I have to say Knob Creek Bourbon has me speechless! Yes, I was aware that Knob Creek was exceptional bourbon and yes, I was aware that it was highly appreciated. What took me of guard was the fact that it works, period. What I mean is that there was not a single drink that I made where it wasn’t an improvement because of Knob Creek. A little history behind a bottle of Knob Creek; it...

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One of the best things about 2011 was the introduction of Effen Cucumber vodka. Effen Cucumber completely took me by surprise it was refreshing, crisp, smooth and had a perfect cucumber flavor. The one question I had about the Cucumber vodka was if it could still be a pleaser in the winter months? Over the last few months I have been trying to make a cocktail that I believed would be a great winter cocktail. 

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Sometimes being in public places means; having a story to tell. In this case it is a story about a couple, which is getting married this weekend. Scott and Maloney; I hope I am right with the names. The bottom line is they are to wed this weekend in Michigan and their wedding colors are pink and orange. So you ask this is not Wedding Crashers? Yes it is still Behind the Bar; that is...

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Football is back and since its season finale, I thought I would review a bottle of Bourbon. Basil Hayden’s, takes the ribbon of the first review of the Jim Beam small batch group. Basil Hayden’s dates back to 1796, and just like Aaron Rodgers it displays its own championship belt. Is it worthy of the belt it displays with a capital BH? So beautiful on the front of the bottle we will soon find out.

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I don’t know where you live, but if it is in the United States at the end of July and beginning of August, you are most likely trying to dodge the heat. I mean it has been excruciating here in the Washington D.C. and surrounding areas. There may only be one solution to this problem, only one tool to help deal with the outdoor humidity and that tool is a blender! It is time to make some frozen rum...

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The Fourth has passed, grills are hot and ready for an offering of meat and the beach is official the place to be regardless of your zip code; summer is in full stride. With that in mind it is time to give some love to the Margarita. This relatively simple drink can be made into almost any fruit flavor you can think of; with using Patron Silver as the base tequila enjoyment is certain.

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