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Skaalvenn Distillery: “No One Should Pay a Premium for Vodka or Un-Aged Rum”

Tyson Schnitker is one of the most thoughtful distillers I’ve met. He’s also one of the warmest. Schnitker, who owns the Skaalvenn Distillery with his wife Mary, makes vodka and rum in a small warehouse space in an office park … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the New American Brandy

Joe and Lesley Heron have a knack for launching the right products at the right time. Their first project was a vitamin soda they ended up selling to Pepsi. Next, they helped revitalize the alcoholic cider category with Crispin, which … Continue reading

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Park Slope’s Long Tan

Long Tan, a ten-year-old Thai bar and restaurant is closing. The owner says the restaurant half will be leased to another business and the bar half will be retained, to reopen as something new. I’ll miss their Dark & Stormies, … Continue reading

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The Aroma of Bruce Willis

Many jokes have been cracked about the new cologne from action star Bruce Willis. To me, it’s a missed opportunity: why not call it something more exciting? My vote would have been for Yipee-Ki-Yay by Bruce Willis. It says everything … Continue reading

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