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Dented Brick Distillery Wins Big In San Francisco.

Never heard of white whiskey? Then you haven't been paying attention. Luckily the guys at Dented Brick Distillery, founded in South Salt Lake, know their stuff. As its name implies, white whiskey is...

Bar Guide: Proudly Old School

In a world overrun with hipsters and artisan cocktails, classic SLC neighborhood bars survive and thrive.

Bar Guide: The Hybrid of Bars

Water Witch mixes hand-made cocktails with neighborhood charm (also booze).

Tasty Cocktail Concoctions at Lake Effect in Salt Lake City

If you like to grab a seat at the bar, you will see first hand that the Lae Effect bartenders take their job very seriously.

Buzzed in the Beehive: A Brief History of Drinking in Utah

Drinking in Utah has been zany since the first clink. Detailing the Byzantine intricacies of Utah’s liquor laws would take several volumes and acres of footnotes, but here’s a distilled history of drinking in the Beehive.

3 boozy prescriptions for what ails you.

Today’s yummy elixirs were old-fashioned cures long before hipsters were spritzing glasses with orange zest.

Purgatory: The Ultimate Pit Stop

Purgatory’s far nicer than it sounds.

Chakra Lounge: Bar at the top of the world

The Chakra Lounge is owned by the same people as Himalayan Kitchen, a Nepalese restaurant, but don’t try to order chhaang, the saki-like drink of the Himalayas.

Have a Nick & Nora Holiday.

The secret to cocktail bliss is the container.

Have a Nick & Nora Holiday.

The secret to cocktail bliss is the container.

Classica Cocktails: The Bloody Mary – Vodka

While most of the classic cocktails are minimal, designed to showcase the flavor and aromatics of the base liquor, the Bloody Mary is a rococo, over-the-top concoction.

Classic Cocktail: The Rob Roy – Scotch

The Rob Roy is a cocktail made with Scotch whisky (without an e) which is actually not a good idea.

Whiskey Wise: Local group seeks to educate, imbibe.

Not the a local whiskey-lovers group Whiskey Drinkers Union: Utah Local 801, co-founded by Jeff Thompson.

Classic Cocktail: The Daiquiri – Rum

Starting in the time of Napoleon, Her Majesty’s Royal Navy ran on rum. Every sailor (not the officers) received a daily rum ration, affectionately called a tot.

Classic Cocktails: The Sidecar – Cognac

Bearing the endearing IBA description “an all day cocktail” the sidecar is indeed named after the motorcycle sidecar, a familiar sight during World Wars I and II.
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