• The Story Of: Irish Whiskey

    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Irish Whiskey was incredibly popular in Britain, with 1200 distilleries existing in Ireland in 1779. Because many...


  • Autumn Cocktails

    Autumn is one of my favorite drinking times of the year. The weather is brisk and light-jacket worthy, calling for drinks that will warm up my insides. For...


  • UBC Recap: Have You Seen The Results?

    For the past several weeks, we at TheSpir.it have been bringing you the results of the Ultimate Beverage Challenge 2012. Not familiar with the Challenge? UBC...


  • The Pilgrim Cocktail

    Just as the summer comes to an end and the crisp chill of autumn sets in, we begin to switch over our cocktail preferences in order to align with the season....


  • The Story Of: American Whiskey

    The American whiskey category can be broken down into three subcategories. They are differentiated by the proof at which they are distilled, the types of...


  • American Whiskies Come Out In Full Force

    Welcome back to our ninth installment of Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2012 results! This week we bring you the results of the American Whiskey category, which...


  • Shots and Bombs

    The shot has so many different connotative and nostalgic meanings for every person. For me, it’s not only a way to enjoy a spirit on its own, but it is a...


  • Russell’s Reserve Sweeps Bourbon Cocktails

    In our eighth installment of the Ultimate Cocktails Challenge, we bring you the results of the bourbon cocktails, including the classics the Manhattan, the...


  • Blanton’s Single Barrel Wins Chairman’s Trophy in Bourbon Category

    Welcome back to our eighth installment of the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2012 results coverage! This week we bring you the results of the Whiskey-Bourbon...


  • The Story Of: Bourbon

    Bourbon is a distinction of whiskey, but not all whiskeys are bourbons. Bourbon is the product of grains, mostly corn, yeast and water. In order for a...


  • 5 Tailgate Cocktails

    The end of the summer is always a mildly depressing time for many of us. Time to hang up the bathing suits and sun dresses and switch over to sweaters, boots...


  • Green Chartreuse Wins Chairman's Trophy in Liqueurs

    In our seventh installment of the results of the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, we bring you the Liqueurs category. With a lot of entrants in this category, it...


  • The Story of: Liqueurs

    A liqueur is a sweetened and distilled liquor with an alcohol content ranging from between 24 percent to 60 percent by volume. Produced by combining a base...


  • The Best of Bitter Spirits

    The word ‘bitter’ doesn’t always have the most positive connotation. Often when we think of bitter, we think of an unpleasant flavor paired with a sour...


  • Broker’s Gin and Tanqueray Score High in Cocktails

    Welcome back to the results of the Ultimate Cocktail Challenge 2012, with this week’s installment focusing on classic gin cocktails. The Chairman’s...


  • Plymouth Gin Takes Chairman’s Trophy in Gin Category

    Welcome back to our sixth installment of the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2012 coverage! This week, we bring you the finalists and Chairman’s Trophy winner...


  • The Story Of: Gin

    Gin is a neutral grain spirit that is flavored with juniper berries and other botanicals. The word gin is an English shortening, derived from the word...


  • Labor Day Cocktails

    I’m very saddened to say this, but summer is coming to an end. Before we know it, that warm summer sun is going to be masked by cold breezes and winter...


  • Fuzzy’s Vodka Wins Chairman’s Trophy in Highly Contended Unflavored Vodka Category, BAK’s in Flavored

    In the fifth installment of our Ultimate Beverage Challenge 2012 results, we bring you the winners of the coveted vodka category. This category had a very...


  • Fuzzy’s Vodka Wins Chairman’s Trophy in Spirits and Cocktails with the Vodka Martini

    In the fifth installment of our Ultimate Cocktail Challenge 2012 results coverage, we bring you the winners of the vodka cocktail category. What better way...


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