Spirited Babble: Behind The Bar

World’s Highest Rated Vodka – Moulin Vodka

Angoulême city and Plaine de la Beauce region, France Vodka, the recession proof spirit.  There is another new vodka brand and this one is from France.  It is made in the Charente department, the same region that Grey Goose comes from.  Moulin Vodka is handcrafted in the town of Angoulême, at the heart of the […]

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Mandarine Napoléon Liqueur

  I discovered the Mandarine Napoléon for the first time while working at a Swiss/French restaurant in the 1980s. The Mandarine Napoléon is an exquisite orange liqueur, a blend of mandarins and 10 year old Cognac. It is made with all natural ingredients and the mandarins are sourced from Sicily and Corsica, the home of  […]

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New Trend – Maple Flavored-Whiskey

Maple syrup is a distinctive North-American product. The wonderful flavour of maple syrup has been a chef’s staple for many years and now it is used by bartenders. Maple syrup packs more complexity and flavour than the simple sugar syrup. Maple flavour is also making a subtle entry into the spirit category of whiskeys. The […]

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Absolut Cherrykran

Absolut  is a brand of vodka produced in Sweden. It is owned by the French group Pernod Ricard. Most of Absolut’s recent releases have been part of their city logo bottles. It is nice to announce a new flavour in their line-up, Cherrykran.   Released in 2012,  Absolut Cherrykran is flavoured with a mix of […]

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OR-G Liqueur

The spirits world is often associated with sex. Not surprising. At the beginning there was X-Rated, then Kinky, and now OR-G liqueur. Or-G caters to young adults and is marketed as ‘the official spirit of the female entourage‘. OR-G is a modern liqueur with a provocative name to suit the bar scene. OR-G liqueur is […]

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Cachaça Brazil’s National Spirit

Cachaça (pronounced ka-sha-sah) is a Brazilian spirit. Cachaça is distilled from fermented juice of fresh sugar cane. It is the third most widely consumed spirit in the world and over 1.5 billion liters of Cachaça are produced each year, mainly for domestic consumption. Cachaça is thought to have originated from Portuguese settlers around the 1530’s. […]

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The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

Mix it up with The Kraken Black Spiced Rum The Kraken rum takes its name from the mythical sea beast. The story goes that many years ago The Kraken wreaked havoc on tall ships and rum-running vessels. It is said that a ship loaded with dark rum disappeared, allegedly attacked by the sea monster. This […]

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New Absolut Hibiskus Floral Vodka

Absolut Hibiskus Floral Vodka

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Bailey’s Family Newest Flavour

Bailey’s Irish Cream is one of the best selling liqueurs in the world. Bailey’s Original was created by Gilbeys company from Ireland, and now the brand is owned by Diageo. Bailey’s was introduced in 1974 as the first Irish Cream on the market. Bailey’s is the combination of Irish whisky, cream,  vanilla, a hint of […]

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The Grand Cocktail Tasting

The Art Of The Cocktail festival celebrates the world of cocktails. The festival kicked off last night with the big event Grand Cocktail Tasting at the Crystal Garden. Hundreds of jolly Cocktail Hunters were sipping, sampling, and drinking in search of the ultimate concoction. The evening offered unique cocktail samplings from bars, lounges, and restaurants from Victoria as well as liquor importers and distillers.

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