I’ll have a shot or make it a double shot of vodka bartender. A very common order at bars, clubs and restaurants, but what exactly was ordered and what did the customer get. It really depends on where the order was placed and filled. There is not a legal standard for a shot in 49…

On August 23, 2017. The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine announced raids at six state distilleries in Vinnytsia, Sumy, Ternopil and Kharkiv regions that are not part of Ukrspyrt, the State-owned liquor producing enterprise. The State Fiscal Service was ostensibly looking for tax evasion, and income diversion, instead they discovered the makings of an underground…

SafeProof.org reports news of fake and tainted gin discovered throughout the world. Alcohol being in made in basements, garages, and warehouses that is then packaged to look like authentic alcohol.  Sometimes this fake or tainted gin, vodka, run, scotch, whiskey… is unwittingly sold in stores or served in clubs and bars, but often it is with…

Do you enjoy a frosty Moscow Mule in one of those iconic Copper Mugs? Well you better check to make sure the inside of the copper cup is lined. Copper and copper alloy are poisonous when the ph level (acidity) gets to 6.0 or below. And yes you beloved Moscow Mule has a ph level…

In the 1950’s a popular bar drink was scotch and water served in a high ball glass. It sounds plain and boring but scotch drinkers obviously knew something intuitively about mixing water with scotch.  In 2017, when everything undergoes analysis, scientists can now explain why adding water to your scotch makes it taste better.  Two…

Dunedin, New Zealand – July 23, 2017 Richard Gray began innocently enough making his own beer from his one room flat in a part of town where fast food restaurants flourished. He soon branched out and began making whiskey, bourbon and vodka. His room now had a sign that said, “Gray’s Takeaways, Alcohol will not…

Vinings, Georgia A Sunday lunch after Church is a usually an uneventful relaxing event even with a toddler. The Smith Family had a very eventful and stressed filled lunch when they visited a local restaurant with their eighteen-month-old daughter. This normal Sunday event became a cause for grave concern when the child’s cup contained alcohol…

June 1, 2017 -Dongguan, China Budweiser Beer, billed as the King of Beers by its manufacturer Anheuser-Busch wears the moniker of a blue-collar beer in the United States. In China, where beer consumption is still on the rise, Budweiser is a premium beer, with prices as high as $3.50 per can. Aware of China’s large…

May 3, 2017 Ontario, Canada A distillery mistake has led to the recall of 654 bottles of Georgian Bay Vodka from the shelves of retailers by order of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). What led to the recall was the discovery that the vodka distilled by the Georgian Bay Gin Company was twice…