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Friday, November 21, 2014

Autumn 2014 - Online Now

Our Autumn issue of MicroShiner magazine, featuring Raff Distillerie, Headframe Spirits, and Prohibition Distillery is now available online.

Examining a Century of Progress, alongside these fine micro-distilleries the issue also shares craft spirits and cocktail recipes from Greenhook Ginsmiths and Kings County Distillery, among others. Our featured dinner pairing is provided compliments of Catoctin Creek Distilling, and stories on small batch producers Beardbrand and Denver Bespoke round out this serving of craft culture for the fall of 2014.

Check out the magazine online, or order yours today!



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Daily Pour

Batch 206 - Mad Mint Vodka




Thursday, November 13, 2014

Raff Distillerie at Alchemy Bottle Shop

Here is a little bit of news we received from our friends at Alchemy Bottle Shop in Oakland, which just so happens to coincide nicely with our own feature on the Mad Scientist of Treasure Island, owner and distiller Carter Raff, in the upcoming issue of MicroShiner magazine.
< br /> Be sure to check out our feature on Raff in the Autumn issue of MicroShiner online, or order your print copy today!
There's nothing we love more than celebrating our local craft distillers

...which is why we're so pleased to announce that we're hosting Carter Raff, mastermind behind Treasure Island based Raff Distillerie, this Saturday from 1-4pm! Don't miss your chance to meet Carter and taste his phenomenal creations, including the incredibly popular Bummer & Lazarus Gin, as well as his superb Emperor Norton Absinthe.

See you there!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Issue: Autumn 14 - Order Now!

We are putting the final touches on our Autumn issue of MicroShiner magazine and will begin shipping shortly. It's the perfect gift for the modern scofflaw or craft enthusiast.

Order your copy or subscription today!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Daily Pour

Finger Lakes Distilling - McKenzie Pure Potstill Whiskey


Finger Lakes' take on an Irish-style whiskey – soft, smooth and easy drinking. A combination of locally-grown unmalted barley and malted barley aged in used bourbon and rye barrels.

Drinking Music: Jacob Robert Stephens

A few weeks ago we posted a video from up and coming artist Jacob Robert Stephens' new album The Sun Beyond the Storm. That album released this week, and as far as drinking music goes, it don't get much better.

With a frank, honest style reminiscent of Tom Waits, Kris Kristofferson, and Townes Van Zant, Stephens and his group of session musicians combine sweet melodies and thoughtful lyrics into the type of album that you put in for a listen and then forget to take out.

Pick this one up. You won't regret it.

Amazon | CD Baby | iTunes




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Grand Opening at Ironroot Republic

We were fortunate enough to meet the Ironroot team at the ADI Distillers Convention in Seattle this past spring, and we have been anxiously awaiting the launch of their Dension, Texas-based distillery ever since.

Three years in the making, Ironroot Republic Distillery began when brothers Jonathan and Robert Likarish paid a visit to a craft distillery in Spokane, Washington while vacationing with their family. Excited by what they saw, they coupled their interest for making innovative spirits and liqueurs with their desire to create a product using fresh, local ingredients to establish Denison's first distillery, Ironroot Republic.

“It is important to us that all of our products are made from scratch,” says owner Jonathan Likarish. “We work very closely with a grain mill in Muenster, Texas to ensure we are using the only the best raw ingredients. We also look forward to collaborating with local brewers and distillers to develop unique concepts.”

Ironroot Republic is currently offering Moonshine and Vodka, but has barreled whiskey waiting to be tapped next year. Later this winter they intend to launch a Coffee Liqueur as well as a Gin.

“It's been a long time coming, but we can't wait for our doors to be open for everyone to experience Ironroot Republic,” says Robert Likarish.

Whether you are looking for a unique getaway experience or a handcrafted cocktail after a long day at work, Ironroot Republic offers a little something for everyone, but always quality spirits and genuine Texas hospitality.

Join them for their Grand Opening this Saturday, November 15th from 1pm til 6pm for live music, great BBQ and handcrafted cocktails that won’t disappoint.