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    Innis & Gunn | Scottish Beer

    The Scottish are drinkers….but beer? Not so much, they’re known for the hard stuff.

    since 2003, Edinburgh, Scotland based Innis & Gunn has been brewing oaked beers matured in Bourbon barrels. Discovered by accident when the founders, who originally set out to produce a Scotch whiskey with ale flavors, realized the previously discarded beer used to soak the barrels was like nothing they tasted before. The company has since expanded into a full range of beers.

    Innis & Gunn received some criticism when they produced a beer with 18.2% alcohol volume, they responded by producing a line of beers with up to 55% alcohol volume…nice work lads.

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    Drink of the Week | The Maple Leaf

    Technically Fall has been here for a few weeks, but it hasn’t felt like it in NYC until this evening. The cardigan came out, which means fall cocktails are officially appropriate.


    1.5 oz. Bourbon
    .5 oz. maple syrup
    .5 oz. fresh lemon juice
    shake with ice in cocktail shaker.
    Serve in cocktail glass