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Gins Aplenty at Skurnik Wines!

Gins Aplenty at Skurnik Wines!

While there is never a wrong time to enjoy gin – that bright, refreshingly piney, clear spirit – we do think that spring and summer are an especially right time to enjoy this long-lived and historically exciting spirit.  Rife with stories from the terrible 18th-century gin craze called “the mother’s ruin” and followed by the … Read More

What It’s Not: An Exercise in Blind Tasting

What It's Not: An Exercise in Blind Tasting 3

In this classroom-style seminar our Skurnik Spirits team shared best practices for tasting spirits before putting our deductive sipping skills to the test. Gabriel Clary of Skurnik’s esteemed Terry Theise Portfolio shared tasting techniques from the world of wine, and armed with this perspective, we blind tasted a variety of spirits before discussing their identity. By … Read More

Widening the Lens: A Guide to Presenting Unusual and Overlooked Spirits

Widening the Lens: A Guide to Presenting Unusual and Overlooked Spirits

Last October, the Skurnik Spirits Team hosted a seminar at HQ entitled, “Widening the Lens: A Guide to Presenting Unusual and Overlooked Spirits”. In this three-part seminar, we explored everything from grassy Agricole rhums to unusual Italian liqueurs and discussed ways to introduce these lesser-understood gems to a wider audience. In the first segment of … Read More