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    That's right, it may be costing us all more to drink the Old Fashioned- the favorite cocktail of the cocktail maestro Don Draper, the main character from AMC's hit TV series Mad Men.

    Bloomberg News has just reported that the U.K. government is seeking to abolish the tax relief on Angostura Bitters, an often used ingredient in the Old Fashioned.

    The main ingredients in the Old Fashioned are:

    • 1 shot rye
    • half-slice of orange
    • 1 tsp sugar (or simple syrup)
    • Angostura bitters

    Angostura Bitters is a blend of herbs and spices made by Trinidad-based Angostura Ltd. that to date has been exempt from U.K. import duty.

    If the measure passes it could add as much as 2.28 pounds ($3.74) to the price of a single bottle.

    Is drinking like Don Draper going to still be …

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    JD, sweet as honey

    April 22, 2011 by Bchwood

    I've been reading a lot about Jack Daniel's latest offering- Tennessee Honey. It's made from a blend of Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey and a proprietary honey liqueur. As the name would suggest, it's got a sweeter taste to it with apparently less burn than regular JD. But don't be fooled, you can still get stung by this bottled bee- it's 70 proof. Many critics are saying it's the most exciting entry in the whiskey space since Maker's 46 and it's been a hit at Beer Festivals. While it's sure to broaden JD's appeal to a wider market, it might do so at the expense of the brand image. And personally, I'm already very happy with my Whiskey Sour.


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