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Photo by Sam Meyer/Cocktailians.com Speed Rack is the term used to describe the shelves used to store frequently used bottles behind a bar, but it now has another meaning – it’s a national speed bartending competition for the best female bartenders in the business. Presented by Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero of LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails) NYC and Lush Life Productions , Speed Rack held its first regional competition at New York’s Astor Center, with all proceeds benefitting the National Breast Cancer Foundation .
From the New York Times stylebook. I’m looking out there for the one person who apparently was not offended by the spelling of “whiskey’’ in my column on Speyside single malts. If you are that person, allow me to explain. Whiskey is a word with an alternative spelling, whisky. Or maybe it’s the other way around.
We always suspected that whisky was part of the solution.
An American-produced bottle of ginjō-shu sake . Purposeful production of alcoholic beverages is common in many cultures and often reflects their cultural and religious peculiarities as much as their geographical and sociological conditions. The discovery of late Stone Age beer jugs has established the fact that purposely fermented beverages existed at least as early as c. 10,000 BC. [ 2 ] [ edit ] Archaeological record Chemical analysis of traces absorbed and preserved in pottery jars from the neolithic village of Jiahu in Henan province in northern China has revealed that a mixed fermented beverage made from rice, honey, and fruit was being produced as early as 9,000 years ago.
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