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 VODKA
Learn all about vodka inside out
Vodka Q& A: What is vodka? »
Vodka tasting guide »
Vodka 101 - Taste & Quality »
Vodka cocktails »
 WHAT IS CACHAÇA?
Sugarcane is the main ingredient in both rum and cachaça and, yet rum is made from molasses, a by-product of sugar refineries, while cachaça is distilled from fresh pressed sugarcane juice.
Learn more about cachaça »
Caipirinha recipes »
 WHAT IS ARMAGNAC?
All Armagnac is brandy, but not all brandy is Armagnac. Armagnac is the oldest wine spirit produced in the south west region of France in Gascogny.
Learn more about Armagnac »
 COGNAC
In the heart of Cognac region, there are cities of Jarnac, Segonzac and Cognac, which gave its name to the renowned eau-de-vie.
History of Cognac »
Museum of Cognac »
 WHAT IS MEZCAL?
Mezcal is the oldest distilled spirit in North America. Tequila is a type of Mezcal, and Mezcal is not a type of tequila.
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 TEQUILA
Tequila is made from the blue agave plant, which is a member of the lily family. The blue agave has spiny broad leaves called pencas.
How tequila is made »
Tequila Buying Guide »
 GIN
Gin can be described as a flavored vodka. Gin distillers take neutral spirit, a mash of fermented grain to re-distill with numbers of botanicals.
How gin is made »
History of Gin »


 H2O
Why drink water? On a regular day, your body loses 2 to 3 quarts of water. And drinking water while drinking alcohol is also important to keep your body hydrated.
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 SCOTCH WHISKY
The smoky flavour of certain Scotch whiskies originates from the peat fire over which the green malt is dried prior to grinding and mashing.
What is Scotch? »
Scotch tasting guide »
Making Scotch whisky »
 CANADIAN WHISKY
Canada has been making distilled spirits for over two centuries. Canada had its own Prohibition too, from 1916 to 1917.
History of Canadian whisky »
Party Planner: Canada Day »
 SHOCHU
Japan's distinctive product, Shochu is a clear distilled spirit similar to vodka.
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