News Archives: Spirits

Spirits and Specters at the Plaza Hotel

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Every city is full of stories, written in the architecture of its streets and buildings. Some of these stories speak to the inspiration and ingenuity inherent in building a pulsing infrastructure of steel, stone, and human interaction. Equally inherent, however, are stories of a darker subject matter. Murder, mayhem, and misconduct are the themes with … Read More

The Chu-Hai: Our Favorite Cocktail That You’ve Never Heard Of

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Chu-Hai — don’t respond with gesundheit!  By now you must have read our Intro to Shochu: Japan’s Terroir-Driven Spirit. Today, we’re taking a deep dive into one of Japan’s (and now our) favorite drinks: the Chu-Hai — a shochu highball. Shochu has long been consumed with mixers, even before WWII. It’s been said that the … Read More