Learning the Language of Liquor


Any idiot can drink.

Any idiot plus time can drink hard (but why would anyone want to?).

Drinking well takes practice.

Spirits are a fascinating, complex world. I’ve found myself absolutely in love with it. It was the suave 007 aesthetic that first drew me in, but it was the intricate, the refined, and the novel that kept me. There are thousands of iterations of gin, vodka, rum, brandy, mezcal, and spirits foreign to the western drinker’s tongue. There are thousands more different liqueurs, cordials, syrups, juices, bitters, and fruits. Add to that the various mixing methods, barware, geography, business, anthropology, science, history, and legends, and you have a field of study to rival most bachelor’s degrees!

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If you’re responsible about it, it’s one of the world’s most rewarding hobbies, but getting started and moving forward can be a challenge!

 

The rest of this article will be available April 17th at StGermainCellars.com

Look out for it there!


 

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