Category Archives: whiskey

Kennebunkport Tequila Mixology Class + Mt. Vernon Whiskey Tasting

Warm weather! I can hardly believe it. Does anything go better with warm weather than tequila? If so, please enlighten me. I first got into tequila last year, when I wrote about it for the Portland Phoenix. In my research, … Continue reading

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BBF Travels: Eating in Brooklyn, New York

Phew. Now that I’ve looked back on these photos of my weekend in Brooklyn, there was a lot of eating and drinking. As usual, we were just killing time between meals. We visited Original Roomie A.’s favorite spots around her … Continue reading

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Cocktails with Royal Rose Simple Syrups

I love Royal Rose‘s flavored simple syrups – I use them in cocktails, and I mix with soda water for lightly flavored homemade sodas. Their unique flavors add give cocktails unexpected depth (like in my favorite Saffron Sour at the … Continue reading

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April Portland Spirits Society Tasting: Salvage BBQ

I love Salvage BBQ so much, but I always think of their great barbecue, sides, and craft beer selection. So I was surprised when a Portland Hunt & Alpine Club bartender suggested them as a place with a great bourbon selection.  … Continue reading

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Portland Spirits Society Tasting: New England Distilling

I’m intimidated by the world of spirits in a way that it doesn’t occur to me to feel about food. Sure, the world of food has it’s high-end restaurant with their hard-to-pronounce ingredients and arrangements made using tweezers. But in … Continue reading

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Women! and Whiskey! at Portland Hunt & Alpine Club

It was a great sight to see – over 30 women sipping whiskey, chattering about what they smelled and tasted. Paula Truman of Bow Street Distributing lead the event, summing it up best when she opened her talk with, ‘Women! … Continue reading

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Portland Spirits Society: Women’s Whiskey Tasting at Portland Hunt & Alpine

The Portland Spirits Society, the women’s spirits appreciation club I started with Lora just for the hell of it, has hit the ground running – our first event, a tour and tasting of Maine Craft Distilling‘s spirits (including their single malt whiskey, 50 … Continue reading

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