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What is Poitín?

Happy Monday! For today’s “What Is” we’re heading back to Ireland and exploring the famous Irish liquor, Poitín, AKA Poteen, AKA Irish Moonshine or Irish mezcal. This spirit has been around for so long it made it’s way to Irish folklore, but more importantly it was banned for over 300 years! We dove into the interesting story and culture behind this Irish secret, and we liked what we found. Cheers to learning!

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What is Lambanog?

Happy Monday! Today, we’re taking you to the Philippines (just kidding but wouldn’t that be nice?) we’re discussing all about their national spirit Lambanog. This strong and powerful coconut liquor/toddy wine/arrack is the life of the party in many South Asian cultures. More commonly seen in Paradisiac culture this island liquor is the life of any party in South East Asia . Let’s dive into what makes Lambanog so amazing, Cheers!

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What is Seco?

Happy Monday, everyone! Today, we’re exploring the region of Panama, their national liquor there is Seco, and it can be used in a variety of different ways to make cocktails to meet just about every taste preference. So how did Panama nail versatility and keep it all to themselves this whole time? We dug up the story and much more. Cheers to learning!

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What is Feni?

Happy Monday! Today, we’re taking you deep into Southeast Asia, to the state of Goa in India, where the country’s national liquor is made- Feni. Today, Feni’s 400 year history makes it a national treasure plus it’s still a favorite Goan staple for delicious cocktails and an important contributor to India’s most valued export. Come on a journey to Goa with us and learn about what makes Feni so deliciously unique! Cheers to learning!

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What is Hesperidina?

Welcome to a new week in Happy Hour City! Today, we’re traveling to the beautiful Buenos Aires, Argentina, and no it’s not for Fernet… It’s for Hespridina! The actual national spirit of the South American city so many writers fell in love with. You’ll be so surprised to find out why and how cheers to learning!

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What is Guaro?

The Pura Vida lifestyle is the motto of the summer for the 1.7 million tourists and the local Ticos of Costa Rica. Their national spirit, Guaro, plays a big role in that. Learn all about the sugarcane liquor that took over the country from its humble kitchen beginnings to the number one selling spirit from FANAL and why you won’t see it in the U.S. anytime soon. Cheers to learning!

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What is Cachaça?

South America is known for having some of the strongest national spirits in the world- from Pisco to Aguardiente, Latinos clearly don’t play around when it comes to their pride nor their liquor. However, the biggest country in South America isn’t Latino at all, it’s Portuguese and we think you know where this is going… Straight to Brazil. Today, we’re digging into one of the most under looked spirits in the U.S. Cachaça. Cheers to learning!

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What is Grappa?

We’re starting this week off back in the heart of Italy to explore the digestif known as Grappa. History hasn’t been so kind to the “poor man’s wine” and we found out exactly why, who made it a luxury item, and why it will soon be as important as wine. Cheers to learning!

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What is Mama Juana?

Grab your swimsuit and your suitcase, today we’re heading to the Dominican Republic! We’re learning all about their national spirit Mama Juana. Never heard of it before? You’ve probably never visited DR, but worry not because we’re here to pump you up with knowledge for when you do go. This is a crazy one guys, so let’s get right to it. Cheers to learning!

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What is Jenever?

Welcome to another Monday lesson! This week, we’re going Dutch and no we don’t mean on a date. Jenver is the official liquor of The Netherlands and Belgium, so why haven’t you heard of it? Well, it’s got a rival cousin that kind of stole the spotlight, the story is fascinating, cheers to learning!

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