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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.

    Recipe:

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