Top Shelf Vodka

Vodka.  Coming from the Slavic stem word for “Water”, this distilled drink hales from at least as far back as the Middle Ages, with many historians pointing to the creation of the still (where “Distillation” gains its name)  in the 8th century C.E. as the first real iterations of what would become vodka.  This drink … Read more

Gods of Wine

When it comes to wine, I am sure I am not the only one who associates it with the phrase “nectar of the gods.” Wine is one of those things you come across in life and just wonder, what exactly was the first person thinking when they decided to drink “rotten” grapes? But then you … Read more

Best Brands of Kilju

What is Kilju? If you are a connoisseur of exotic liquors, and have been traveling along the highways and byways of internet, you may have run across the term kilju. You probably saw it and wondered the same thing I did: what on earth is kilju? The short answer is that it’s something produced by … Read more

Liquor vs Liqueur

Liquor and liqueur are two words you’ll find in abundance at your local liquor store and in plenty of cocktail recipes.  Are they just different spellings, like color and colour? Most people in the United States and Canada pronounce them the same, so it’s easy to think the only difference is the spelling. However, that’s … Read more

How Many Shots of Vodka to Get Drunk?

Connoisseurs and cognoscenti of spirits agree that vodka is a crystal clear, colorless, and odorless spirit that is consumed extensively in Russia, Poland, Norway, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Finland, and Iceland. Vodka in the US is regarded as a spirit that is devoid of aroma, distinguishing flavor, and character. Though vodka is consumed … Read more

Most Expensive Cognac

Cognac is a drink often associated with luxury, and the most expensive cognacs are the height of luxury. What’s so special about these drinks, though, that causes them to have price tags that are more than some cars? Well, let’s start off by explaining what cognac is. Cognac is a type of brandy. It gets … Read more

Top Shelf Rum

“Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum”. You have heard pirates say it in classic fairy tales; but what exactly should you be looking for in a Rum. A drink distilled from molasses and sugar, rum is truly the main component in many mixed and summer drinks. With the warm weather soon approaching, one … Read more

Top 10 Most Expensive Vodkas in The World

Vodka is considered to be one of the purest liquors in the world. Some is filtered through pure mountain waters while others are purified through a fine sand made of crushed diamonds, giving it a smooth taste, no burn, and the ability to make it a favorite libation among those around the globe.  It’s always … Read more

Best Legal Moonshine

Many will ask “is moonshine really moonshine if it’s legal?” The answer is yes, moonshine made legally or in the backwoods of Appalachia is still moonshine. This highly volatile, high proof and flavorful drink is made in a legal distillery. Moonshine itself has ties all the way back to the first days of the United … Read more

Best Brands of Cauim

Not many people have ever heard of Cauim, let alone tasted it. Honestly, until a friend of mine asked me if I liked it, I had never heard of it either. So, I went on a quest to discover what it was. What I learned is that Cauim is an alcoholic beverage similar to beer … Read more

Top 10 Rum Cocktails

It’s no surprise that when we think about our adult beverages, rum is always a go to.  From pirates to the Royal Navy, from the United States to Japan and all the places in between, here are the top 10 rum cocktails that will do anything from warm you on a cold Fall night to … Read more