Tag: Bartenders Tell Us

The Best Beers To Bring To A Tailgate This Fall, According To Bartenders

Summer 2019 was a lot of fun. But it’s well over now. Time to get into fall mode. That means light jacket weather, darker beers, heartier meals, and tailgating before college and NFL football games. From Atlanta to Austin, football fans (and fans of eating grilled foods and drinking beer) will descend on parking lots […]

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Bartenders Tell Us Their Favorite Whiskeys Made Outside Of The US

If you didn’t realize it already, whiskey is a global spirit. Sure, plenty of go-to brands are all crowded into the same corner of Kentucky, but high-quality whiskeys are also made in Japan, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, France, and even Taiwan (as well as dozens of other countries around the globe). While there are plenty of […]

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We Asked Bartenders To Name Their Favorite Cocktail Bars

It’s no secret that bartenders spend a lot of time in their places of work. They’re there for the hours when they’re actually on shift — prepping ingredients, mixing drinks, and cleaning up. They also spend time hanging around after shifts, chatting with coworkers and getting ready for the next day. It’s full-on, the bar […]

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We Asked Bartenders To Name The Best Non-Chill-Filtered Whiskeys On The Market

In the whisk(e)y world, the discussion of chill-filtered versus non-chill filtered is one that will probably never die. If you don’t know these terms — many distilleries “chill-filter” their whiskeys. This means they cool the spirit to 0 degrees Celsius. This is a way to remove impurities, esters, and seemingly unnecessary proteins. Non-chill-filtered whiskeys keep […]

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The Best Wheat Whiskeys And Wheated Bourbons To Drink This Fall

Corn is still king in US whiskey (bourbon anyone?). But in recent years, another grain has come into prominence. There’s a chance you’ve never even thought about it, but wheat whiskey and wheated bourbons are coming on strong in the whiskey game. Like bourbon, with its 51 percent (or more) corn content, wheat whiskeys must […]

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We Asked Bartenders To Name Their Favorite Non-Whiskey Spirits For Fall

The summer months are perfect for the likes of vodka, gin, and light rums. Meanwhile, fall and winter are well suited for Scotch, rye, and bourbon. But though we never get sick of Booker’s Bourbon and Glenlivet Scotch Whisky, we also enjoy mixing it up during the cooler months. Aged tequilas, for instance, can have […]

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We Asked Bartenders To Name The Absolute Best Rye Whiskeys To Drink This Fall

We have the perfect prescription for the upcoming end-of-summer blues: rye whiskey. That’s right, feel free to move on from your summery gins, tequilas, vodkas, and rums and right into spicy, peppery rye whiskeys. We’re calling it right now — rye whiskey will be the spirit of fall 2019. Get on board or look like […]

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We Asked Bartenders Their Favorite Lesser-Known Bottles Of Booze

Getty Image When stocking a liquor cabinet, we all know that certain bottles are a necessity. If you’re doing it up legit, you should have a decent bottle of whiskey (Scotch, bourbon, rye), rum (spiced, dark, white), tequila (reposado, añejo, blanco), gin, and vodka on hand. Plus you’ll need bitters, simple syrup, and any other […]

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These Bourbons Are Just Too Freaking Good To Mix Into Cocktails

Getty Image Don’t get us wrong, we love a good bourbon-based cocktail. We can enjoy random variations on the Old Fashioned (bacon washed, anyone?) any day of the week. But we also understand the difference between mixing bourbons and sipping bourbons. Obviously, sometimes these two levels overlap. But sometimes they really don’t. There are high-quality, […]

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We Asked Bartenders Their Favorite Rums To Mix Drinks With For National Rum Day

Unsplash In the world of cocktails, rum never gets the credit it deserves. Whiskey always seems to take the top slot in the aged spirits mixed drink power rankings, pushing dark rum to the background. And bartenders are all about the gin these days, obscuring white rum. But it’s still summer for a few more […]

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We Asked Bartenders To Tell Us The Most Overrated Beers

Getty Image Being underrated is great because you might be underestimated. You’ll also have the ability to surprise people with your untapped potential. On the other hand, nobody wants to be overrated. Being overrated comes with burdens and just generally sucks. Nobody wants others to believe they get more credit than they deserve. The same […]

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We Asked Bartenders For The Best Beers To Drink While Watching Baseball

Getty Image This will come as pretty depressing news, but summer is almost over. Sure, technically we still have almost two months of summer left, since the last official day is in late September. But who really counts September as summer? If you’re a student or teacher, school has already started and besides, many of […]

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