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Rye Whiskey By Your Local Fine Spirits Store

Here at Oak Liquor Cabinet, your Local Fine Spirits Store we sell a lot of Rye Whiskey. Yet we always run into people confused as to exactly what Rye whiskey is and how it differs from say Bourbon. While Bourbon and Scotch is often our best seller as far as whiskey goes, Rye is on the rise not only nation wise, but also world wide. This fine spirit was once in decline, but today the rise of Rye can be seen with the birth of many new rye whiskies to hit the market. Whiskey lovers appreciate the big, spicy and brash flavors that rye has to offer.

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Hand Crafted Vs Mass Produced Tequila

Tequila, while you can find it at any Austin liquor store, not all brands are created equal. Most people know that Tequila is made from the agave plant, yet few people seem to know that the quality of the agave and the time it is harvested can deeply effect the quality and the taste of your Tequila. Many of the mass produced Tequila brands are forced for example to harvest their agave far sooner than it should be. Can you taste a difference in quality between for example a hand crafted Tequila which allows their agave to grow to the proper length of time versus some mass produced Tequila which harvests early? For many who actually compare two side by side the answer is a resounding yes.

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Low Calorie Drinks with local Austin spirits

Worried about your figure and stressed that drinking local Austin spirits or beers, wine or liquor might stack on some weight? The bad news is that drinking can cause you to gain weight, the good news is that there are plenty of drinks that you can drink which will not add weight on you. The key here is portion control, and knowing when to say you have had enough. Another is to not use sugary drink mixers, not only do these drink mixers add weight, they also can cause hangovers.

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Whiskey Is a popular choice at Austin Liquor Stores

Every Austin liquor stores carries whiskey. We have had many customers in our Austin liquor store explain to us that they are new to whiskey, and ask us for help. Whiskey is the most popular drink of choice at most Austin liquor stores, and every day more and more customers are discovering exactly how good whiskey tastes, but want to learn more. Even experienced whiskey drinkers could use a little more information about whiskey, so here are some whiskey facts.

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Tartaric Crystals in Wine At Austin Liquor Stores

Have you ever found white crystals in your wine that at first you assumed were glass? Many Austin liquor stores have had customers report that they have found crystal clear or white flakes floating in their bottle of wine. You can be rest assured that these crystals or flakes are indeed quite normal. These are known as tartaric crystals. While not often seen in American fine wine, they are quite natural, in fact their presence means you actually have a bottle of flawless fine wine.

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Why do you get a headache after drinking red wine?

Why do you get a headache after drinking red wine?

Source: NorthJersey.com
By SOPHIA F. GOTTFRIED
December 3, 2015

Love red wine but, alas, it doesn’t love you back? After drinking a glass, instead of feeling mellow, you feel a headache. Why? The answer, it turns out, is as complex as wine itself.

“There’s a whole debate about the [cause] of it,” said Dr. Damon Fellman of the Hackensack Neurology Group and associate director of neurology at Hackensack University Medical Center. The phenomenon is officially known as red wine headaches (RWH).

Sulfites, the sulfuric compounds that are both naturally produced during the fermentation process as well as often added to preserve wine, have long been accused as the perpetrator of RWH. However, white wines contain more sulfites than red wines. And beer, cheese and dried fruits can also contain much more sulfites than wine.

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Why diet mixers get you drunk FASTER

Artificial sweeteners increase how quickly alcohol gets into the blood stream

Alcohol readings up to 25% higher when drank with low-calorie mixer.

Sugar in full-fat versions thought to slow alcohol getting into blood stream.

Diet drinks have also been linked to putting people over drink-drive limit.

Those tested did not feel more inebriated but had higher alcohol readings.

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