Ilegal Mezcal Reposado

by Jason Lightner November 19th, 2015
While imbibing and engaging in witty banter at a new local favorite of mine, an opportunity arose which I couldn't possibly afford to pass up. We've taken a look at both Ilegal Mezcal Joven and Ilegal Mezcal Añejo, but we hadn't yet
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Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila Silver

by Jason Lightner November 12th, 2015
There are times when one has to choose between doing what's expected, and doing what's needed. Sometimes that choice can be difficult. Oftentimes that choice can be painful. In nearly every instance, making the choice between what's expected and what is needed, is what makes us who we are.

We could go down the list of reasons why Jose Cuervo is the least-favorable tequila maker in the world, according to a 2013 survey done of all the men in
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Don Julio Añejo

by Jason Lightner November 5th, 2015
It's a scary thought, and I'm afraid to admit it, but I think I might have a new favorite spirit on my hands. Tequila has handily and decisively taken over the liquor cabinet, leaving scotch in the dust as I haven't touched a dram in what seems like an eternity. I'd be sad about the lack of whiskey in my life if it weren't for the fact that I'm having way too much fun with tequila at the present
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  • As It Relates to Liquor and Cheesesteaks

    by Jason Lightner October 29th, 2015
    Just a few short moments ago I returned from a trip to one of my favorite spots in which to grab a cheesesteak in sunny Philadelphia — Chubby's Steaks on Henry Avenue. I couldn't even count the number of times I've visited this location; their steaks are cooked well, they've got a great beer selection, and even have Yuengling Lager on draft.

    As I mentioned, I'm a frequent flyer
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  • Three Olives Whipped Cream Vodka

    by Jason Lightner October 22nd, 2015
    As a brand synonymous with the Martini, Three Olives has gained a reputation for producing a reliable vodka with a great flavor, and deservedly so — their original offering is one of my go-to spirits for a vodka Martini whenever I find myself in an unfamiliar bar, which is quite often. The thing that most people don't realize about Three Olives, however, is their penchant for producing a wide
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  • Fruit Cocktail

    by Brendan G October 15th, 2015
    Over the past few years, there has been an explosion in the flavored vodka market. The first brand I recall doing flavors was Absolut. Their Citron vodka has been a mainstream ingredient for at least 20 years. Stolichnaya was the next major brand to expand their product line by offering some additional flavors like Orange, Raspberry, and Strawberry. But over the last 5-10 years the basic fruit flavors have
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