Spirits can be more complicated than one thinks. Think your an expert on all thing Bourbon and Whisky? You might be mistaken. When it comes to the history and ability to understand and articulate the vast range of flavors in an array of different spirits, you have to be more than an expert. You have to live spirits and that’s just what Fred Minnick does.
He is a storyteller, and the history of American spirits has many, many stories to tell. Bourbon, in particular, is embedded into American history. The families names that helped create that history are the same families whose names down the labels of the bourbons we drink, and who make up the pages of the books that Fred writes, and we enjoy. Fred a gifted writer who loves to tell the stories and the history behind the spirits we drink, and he just so happens to also have an an impeccable palate (& eye), who through his words can allow you to experience what he is experiencing, and allow you to feel like you just shared the experience with him.
Fred is a Wall-Street Journal Best Selling Author. He has written Bourbon Women, Bourbon Curious, Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of An American Whisky and Rum Curious. But wait, there’s more! Fred writes for Covey Rise, Whisky Advocate and Whisky Magazine. He is also the Bourbon Authority for the Kentucky Derby Museum and he regularly appears on CBS This Morning, Esquire, Forbes, and NPR.
We’re extremely excited to have Fred Minnick join the Indiana Historical Society and us at Indy’s Premier Bourbon Celebration in February. Join us for an extraordinary night of bourbon tasting and learn more about the fine art and nuances of distilling and more. Get your tickets here. Samplings and silent auction end at 9:30 p.m.
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Let your New Year’s Eve be full of laughter and champagne, as it should be! Champagne, Bubbly, Sparkling Wine, whatever you want to call it has been the drink of celebration dating back to the 16th century! Champagne visually and symbolically represents the overflow of abundance and joy.
So, is New Year’s even a thing if you aren’t drinking a glass of bubbly?? Payless Liquors says no. Whether you’re spending the whole night out at the bars, having a house party, or a quiet night with a couple people, champagne cocktails are the ideal way to ring in a new year.
Here are two quick and easy champagne cocktail recipes that will entrance all your co-partiers.
Classic Champagne Cocktail:
The classic champagne cocktail has been raved about. It’s a solid choice if you’re worried about making something that everyone likes.
- Place ¾ teaspoon sugar into the bottom of a champagne flute
- Top with about 8 shakes of Angostura bitters.
- Add Champagne until full
- garnish with a lemon peel
The Unicorn Mimosa is the route you want to go if you’re looking for something more fun. This cocktail radiates New Years with its Sparkling Rim.
- Dip Champagne flute into water
- Rim glass with edible glitter.
- Add three scoops sherbet
- Add 1 ½ ounces vodka
- 1 ½ ounces champagne
- garnish with rock candy
If you don’t know what champagne you want to use in your Bubbly New Year’s Cocktail, here’s a quick guide on how to pick out the best bubbly.
If Christmas Day comes and you realize you’re gonna need something strong to deal with all the Christmas Chaos, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. There will be 10 Payless Locations open on December 25th! See Below:
- #1 – 2351 Lafayette Road Indianapolis, IN 46222 | 8 – 8
- #2 – 7940 N. Michigan Road Indianapolis, IN 46268 | 9 – 6
- #4 – 1317 W. 86th Street Indianapolis, IN 46260 | 9- 6
- #5 – 4924 S. Emerson Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46203 | 9 – 6
- #6 – 2511 Albany Street Beech Grove, IN 46107 | 10 – 6
- #10 – 1743 E. Main Street Plainfield, IN 46168 | 10 – 6
- #11 – 3739 N. Shadeland Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46226 | 10 – 6
- #12 – 7369 Madison Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46227 | 10 – 6
- #16 – 9609 N. College Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46280 | 10 – 6
- #21 – 5230 Rockville Road Indianapolis, IN 46224 | 10 – 6
We have the Ultimate Pappy 23 Year Set! Only the most careful and expensive distilling method can be used to create a whiskey as special as this one. These barrels were carefully selected from the heart of the warehouse for an added three years of aging.
This set includes 1 bottle of Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23-year and 1, 23-year barrel head signed by Julian Van Winkle III himself!
Enter to win the right to purchase this rare set by answering the following question correctly: How many gallons of bourbon is lost in making 3 gallons of 23-year Pappy?