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Written on September 23, 2020.

September marks National Bourbon Heritage Month— a coveted time of year for Kentuckians and whiskey lovers everywhere. As a Louisville-based company, it’s in our blood to join in celebrations of the heritage and ongoing role Bourbon has played in our local economy, history, and culture. So grab a dram of your favorite whiskey and join us as we explore the magic behind some of bourbon’s signature flavors.
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Written on September 16, 2020.

You may more readily recognize tequila by name – but how much do you really know about the spirit and its close cousin, mezcal? If you’re feeling stumped, here are three primary differences that set the pair of agave-based liquors apart:
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Written on September 9, 2020.

There’s a punch for every occasion; in fact, you might even call it “the casserole of the beverage world.”

The punch category is understood vaguely as a type of beverage, either non-alcoholic and alcoholic, that generally contains fruit or fruit juice – but did you know that the famous concoction actually owes its origins to India?
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Written on September 2, 2020.

With over 300 different characteristics, tequila possesses a depth of flavors and aromas that rival any good spirit. Depending on the unique conditions in which its agave was grown, as well as the techniques utilized in its production, this delightful spirit can range from light and fruity to deep and smokey – and everything in between.
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Written on August 26, 2020.

Even in the midst of a global pandemic, Ready-to-Drink (RTD) cocktails continue to dominate the beverage space. Though already on the upwards trend pre-COVID, the RTD cocktail category experienced an unprecedented boost just as the US was beginning to feel the effects of the virus.
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Written on August 19, 2020.

While demand for functional beverages and “better-for-you” alternatives has been on the rise for decades, the recent global pandemic has no doubt accelerated things. As consumers seek out enhanced beverages in their mission to take control of their health, detox drinks have become a developing niche in this sector.
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Written on August 12, 2020.

Everyone enjoys a little fizz in their drink – but how familiar are you with the science behind those delightful bubbles?

Not to worry, today we’re exploring your most burning questions about carbonation (and maybe even a few you haven’t thought of). Of course, the only thing better than reading about carbonation is drinking something bubbly, so feel free to sip along as you quench your brain’s thirst for beverage facts!
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Written on August 5, 2020.

Despite its recent climb to Tik Tok fame, the concept behind the Dalgona coffee trend is not new – nor is it a byproduct of too much time spent in isolation. While pandemic conditions have certainly helped bring dalgona to the spotlight, cultures around the globe have been making and enjoying variations of the whipped coffee for decades.
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Written on July 29, 2020.

Summertime used to be a bust for coffee – then the world met cold brew.

Believe it or not, “cold brew” refers to the process of creating the coffee drink, not its temperature. Technically, it can be served hot or iced, though cold seems to be the preference. To make the drink, coarsely ground coffee is steeped in water for 12 to 24 hours. This heat-free process mutes the drink’s perceived acidity and results in a profile that is smoother and sweeter than a traditional coffee. It also extracts more caffeine, creating a comparably stronger drink.
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Written on July 22, 2020.

At this point last year, no one could have foreseen that within a few short months we’d be facing a global pandemic.

Back in December, our beverage development experts predicted that 2020 would be a year focused on the fresh and functional. Now the world has taken to calling 2020, “The Year of the Lost Summer.” As we approach the halfway mark for this historic year, it makes sense to consider how current events have affected drink flavor trends and what that might mean for tomorrow.
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