Cocktails

Cheat Sheet: Single Malt Whisky vs. Single Grain Whisky - Bevvy

Cheat Sheet: Single Malt Whisky vs. Single Grain Whisky - Bevvy

Wander into your local scotch aisle, and you’ll see the phrase “single malt” dozens of times over. Look a little closer, and you might see “single grain,” too. The former term will sound recognizable to even the most casual of drinkers, while the latter is more obscure. Yet both are commonly misunderstood and even confused for each other. So, let’s break down the difference between single malt and single grain whisky.

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Dante’s Naren Young on Good Martinis, Bad Martinis, and “Owning” the Negroni - Bevvy

Dante’s Naren Young on Good Martinis, Bad Martinis, and “Owning” the Negroni - Bevvy

We had the chance to speak with Dante Creative Director Naren Young on the eve of the New York City bar’s new Martini Hour menu launch. The Martini Hour is the latest initiative from the historic bar, which currently occupies the #9 position on the World’s 50 Best Bars List and has earned wide-ranging acclaim for its Negroni Sessions menu. We picked Young’s brain on “owning” the Negroni, the state of the Martini, and how he makes his at home.

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Gold Bar Whiskey Review - Bevvy

Gold Bar Whiskey Review - Bevvy

Gold Bar Whiskey is one spirit that won’t be mistaken—or missed on the shelf. Its bottle resembles a gold bar and includes a removable “Lady of Fortune” brass coin made by a private mint. The actual juice is a blend of rye, barley, and corn that is finished in French oak wine casks sourced from a Napa Valley winery.

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Drinking in Rome: the Jerry Thomas Project and Beyond - Bevvy

Drinking in Rome: the Jerry Thomas Project and Beyond - Bevvy

It feels safe to say that Rome isn’t thought of as a cocktail city. And that’s fine—leave that distinction to the likes of New York and London and enjoy the millennia-old ruins, masterpieces of Western art, and extra-hearty pasta the Eternal City has to offer.

But, naturally, all those activities are best followed up with a drink. So, when I planned a trip to Rome this past December, I knew I’d want to venture beyond its excellent wine bars and see what the local cocktail scene had to offer.

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Wyoming Whiskey Steamboat Bourbon Review - Bevvy

Wyoming Whiskey Steamboat Bourbon Review - Bevvy

Steamboat Bourbon, a special Wyoming Whiskey expression limited to one thousand cases, was released in the summer of 2018 exclusively in the Equality State. Its name doesn’t reference a steamboat in the steamboat sense, but rather Steamboat the Horse, a turn-of-the-century steed that was said to be “unrideable” and went on to inspire the Bucking Horse and Rider motif that graces Wyoming license plates.

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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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