Cheat Sheet: Old Tom Gin - Bevvy

Cheat Sheet: Old Tom Gin - Bevvy

Old Tom is something like the Jurassic Park of gins: it was once a dominant category, then suffered extinction, and eventually was resurrected in modern times. Impossible to find until about a decade ago, Old Tom gin now pops up on cocktail menus from coast-to-coast. But, unlike the more common and self-explanatory London Dry style, Old Tom’s name reveals precious little about its content and production.

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Why are so many popular Boston restaurants closing? - Metro Boston

Why are so many popular Boston restaurants closing? - Metro Boston

It’s not news that the restaurant industry is tough. But it’s hard not to consider the high profile closures of Boston restaurants over the last 12 months—Townsman, Les Sablons, L’Espalier, Erbaluce and Cultivar, just to name a few—and see a trend. I spoke to local industry figures to see if recent closures were business as usual or out of the ordinary, and what restaurants could do to stay afloat. 

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Brewers Batch Virginia-Highland Whisky No. 2 Review - Bevvy

Brewers Batch Virginia-Highland Whisky No. 2 Review - Bevvy

A name like “Brewers Batch Virginia-Highland Whisky No. 2” requires some explaining. First, it’s a limited, five-casks-only release from Virginia Distillery Company. Second, the spirit is a blend of scotch with 100 percent malted barley whiskey made by Virginia Distillery Company. Third, it’s been finished for 12 months in whiskey barrels that D.C.-based Three Stars Brewing used to age their Whisker Assassin’s Barrel Aged Strong Ale.

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Tiki Drinks - The Food Lens

Tiki Drinks - The Food Lens

In a city where the term nor’easter carries weight, bars that sell a mid-century vision of island paradise can be a great relief. From full-on tiki joints to the tiki-inspired, these spots are worth pulling out a Hawaiian shirt for no matter the season.

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Between A Rockefeller And Hard Time - Ivy-Style

Between A Rockefeller And Hard Time - Ivy-Style

It’s unlikely that any style community is more fixated on authenticity than followers of the Ivy League Look. Bring up whether a hook vent is essential or a jacket can ever be darted, and you’ll kick off a dogma debate rivaling the The First Council of Nicaea in its intensity. 

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