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Bartender Spotlight Series: Kate Wise of Juniper Bar at Hotel VT

“For the love of god please refrigerate your vermouth!”. That was the one thing Kate Wise of Juniper Bar at Hotel Vermont wanted to make sure I put in this piece about her, so there you go Kate! It was a warm and sunny Wednesday in October when myself and Josh, our Burlington Tasting Room […]

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Bartender Spotlight Series: Emily Morton of Deli 126

Have you discovered what’s inside the walk-in yet? Located at 126 College Street is Burlington Speakeasy Deli 126. Step through the freezer door and inside you will discover a bustling cocktail lounge filled with soft jazz music, the sound of cocktails being shaken, and patrons enjoying the libations (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) made by the […]

By in Blog Comments Off on What exactly is Rum, anyway?

What exactly is Rum, anyway?

Rum, Defined Spirit categories can be nebulous and confusing. Some spirits, like gin, must make use of specific ingredients. Others, like bourbon and rye, must use certain ingredients and be aged in a specific way, while vodka can be made from virtually anything as long as it’s distilled at a high enough proof. Rum, on […]

By in Blog Comments Off on When to Stir, When to Shake, and When to Rattle and Roll

When to Stir, When to Shake, and When to Rattle and Roll

Cocktail culture can be intimidating. You see a lot of hip bars with even hipper bartenders shaking and stirring cocktails inside. There are spirits you’ve never heard of, obscure liqueurs and strange amari lining the shelves and populating the cocktail menu. And let’s be honest, sometimes you smile and nod like you’re in the know, […]

By in Blog Comments Off on Bourbon Comes From Kentucky...Right?

Bourbon Comes From Kentucky...Right?

With so many other regional distinctions, like Champagne needing to be specifically from the Champagne region in France or Tequila needing to be made in Mexico, it seems natural to lump Bourbon into the mix, especially since traditionally it’s been so associated with Kentucky. And while this may be a common belief, Bourbon can actually […]

By in Blog Comments Off on What are Bitters?

What are Bitters?

“So what’s the deal with all those little bottles?” a gentleman asks in a hushed voice leaning across the copper bar top in between sips of his Mad River Rye Manhattan. “Bitters” I whisper back. I point to the shelves lined with obscurely sized, shaped, and colored bottles, “We sell bitters from all around the […]