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Tirado Gold Hand Crafted Artisan Whiskey

Tirado Gold Whiskey Review

Tirado Gold Whiskey, it’s handcrafted, artisan, award winning whiskey from the Bronx, New York. They use a backset method in order to give the product a richer corn taste. Tirado Gold Whiskey is great on the rocks, mixed with Coke, or mixed with your favorite cocktail.

Tirado Distillery Inc. is the first legal distillery in the Bronx, NY after prohibition. As a farm distillery 80% of our products are from NY farms. Their main product is organic corn for whiskey, the owner wanted to fuse his knowledge of organic chemistry and biology and the history of the Caribbean tradition with the modern American whiskey craft. . They are a big part of the artisan distillery movement. Tirado’s products are all hand crafted, hand bottled , nurtured into existence, selective and above all exclusive.

Tirado Gold Whiskey Awards
New York Wine & Food Classic Gold Medal 2013
American Craft Distiller Competition Gold Medal 2014
Spirits Of The Americas Bronze Medal 2014
The International Whiskey Guild Competition Silver 2014
Artisan Awards Spirits Gold Medal 2014

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New York City Empty

New York City, New York, a blizzard leaves the city empty. Causing such a frenzy shoppers are buying more than bread, milk and toilet paper. Since Hurricane Sandy, this is the most extreme shopping rush for staple products. Everything from tequila to bagels and lox are flying off the shelves. People are thinking ahead, if we lose electricity, what will I want this week, what will I want for the Super Bowl. Consumers also seem concerned about keeping the lights on and staying warm. Duraflame logs, firewood and propane are good things to have on hand. Stores are sold out of eggs, bread, milk and other staple items as delivery trucks are not on the roads. What to do, make sure you are warm and have water and food. Then kick back and enjoy the peace and quiet that you are experiencing. This is what it is like to be out at sea fishing, time to think. It’s been a long time since NYC has had a bit of silence, hopefully the power goes out and you can light a candle, pour a glass of wine and relax with a book or two.

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AnestasiA Vodka An Award Winning Spirit

AnestasiA Vodka Review

AnestasiA Vodka is and award winning spirit, it’s the essence of two all-natural, all-American ingredients. First is the sweet corn sourced from northwestern farms, and second is the exceptionally pure water of the Cascade Mountains. The waters of this range flow through riverbeds of lava rock, and thereby avoid picking the sediment—metallic salts such as magnesium and calcium—present in most water sources. In fact, our waters contain 90% less of these compounds than your average drinking water. This makes our water remarkably ‘soft’, and results in Anestasia vodka’s naturally derived purity.

Once harvested, our corn grains are mixed with fermenting sugars and yeast—then distilled five times. This distillate is then blended down with our uniquely pure water before being filtered a further five times through crushed lava rock, neutral charcoal, and Arkansas-derived quartz crystal. This filtration process removes any remaining impurities, often including the congeners which can cause hangovers. The final result is fresh, easy-to-drink vodka that is both lightly weighted and very smooth.

Our whole process, from the grains we use to the naturally purified water, is an embodiment of the American artisan experience. This vodka serves as an homage to a longstanding American tradition—the domestic creation of handcrafted quality—as well as a beacon for a new generation of innovative American luxury.

AnestasiA Vodka was created to demonstrate that luxury spirits can be crafted in the United States. In 2007, founder Yuliya Mamontova started with the singular goal of producing the best vodka possible. Growing up in a European family of vodka producers, Yuliya learned firsthand the distillation, fermentation, and packaging expertise passed from generation to generation. In homage to her family’s traditions, AnestasiA is produced in small batches by skilled artisans using select all natural ingredients. We believe in domestic craftsmanship and ingenuity.

Our process begins in Bend, Oregon, handcrafted on a 24-acre farm. Knowing how important water is to the vodka distillation process and ultimately to the taste of a finished product, as vodka is 60% water, we chose to produce our vodka in the Northwest. Their water sources are consistently clean, and those that flow from Bend’s Cascade Mountains, exceptionally pure. The unusually low concentration of calcium carbonate in the region’s water supply ensures our vodka has a smooth, silk-like finish, and can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks. Our vodka purity embodies the pristine wilderness that surrounds our distillery.

We are a family-owned and family-operated business. Our commitment to superior taste, domestic production, and modern sustainability remains unwavering as we continue to focus our efforts on the quality of our product and work to rekindle the American spirit of producing luxury goods domestically.

Awards
WSWA Gold Medal Winner 2014
Craft Spirits Competition Gold Medal Winner 2013
MicroLiquor Triple Gold Medal Winner 2012
NY World Spirits Competition Silver Medal Winner 2013
Beverage Testing Institute 94 Points

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Ralph’s Coffee New York City Review

Ralph’s Coffee, the first-ever coffee shop from Ralph Lauren. Ralph’s Coffee in NYC, the address is, 711 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 1122 (www.ralphs-coffee.com), or right across the street from the world famous St. Regis Hotel New York. Located on the second floor of the three story Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store.

First impressions I loved that it was very clean and a simple menu, also organic grown beans that make a great cup of coffee. We enjoyed a cup of Ralph’s Coffee and a pastry, regular drip coffee $3.00 and they only have one size so no lines no indecisive consumers. You can get a latte or cappuccino for $4.50, and you can buy the Ralph’s Coffee beans to take home. We tried a few pastries and special sandwiches are featured daily.

Helping to market Ralph’s Coffee will be a retro style food truck, selling Ralph’s Coffee and an assortment of pastries. Enjoy a cup of Ralph’s Coffee.

Ralph's Coffee Polo Ralph Lauren
Ralph’s Coffee Polo Ralph Lauren
Ralph's Coffee Polo Ralph Lauren
Ralph’s Coffee Polo Ralph Lauren
Ralph's Coffee Polo Ralph Lauren
Ralph’s Coffee Polo Ralph Lauren

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