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Mixing energy drinks and alcohol ‘like cocaine’

26th October, 2016 by Kristiane Sherry -

Consuming energy drinks mixed with alcohol could have the same effect on adolescents as taking cocaine, according to a new study from a US university.

Researchers at Purdue University, Indiana, looked into the effects of highly caffeinated energy drinks and highly caffeinated alcohol in adolescent mice.

The energy drinks can contain about 10 times the caffeine as regular soda and are often marketed to young people – but little is known about their health effects, especially when mixed with alcohol. Click Here To Read More!

Back To Bourbon: Jim Beam Employees End Strike

Ted Goodman -

Jim Beam employees ended a week-long strike at two bourbon distilleries in Kentucky after approving the company’s latest contract offer.

Union members — who have been picketing for a week at distilleries located in Clermont and Boston, Ky. — voted overwhelmingly to pass the company’s third contract proposal in three weeks. The United Food and Commercial Workers union local 111D said that its members voted 204-19, in favor of the new contract Friday. Click Here To Read More!

Bar employee enforcing last call allegedly shoots customer

Dan Kennedy -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - An Antioch (Tenn.) bar employee enforcing last call has been charged with shooting a customer who refused to leave. Metro Nashville Police officers responded to Kat's Bar and Grille shortly after 1 a.m. Friday. Police said a customer's refusal to leave the bar escalated into a fight with an employee. Click Here To Read More!

A single-malt Scotch for millennials

Charles Passy -

The bottle: The Macallan Double Cask, $65

The back story: With its rich flavor and nearly two-century history, the Macallan has been a brand that’s especially prized by lovers of single-malt Scotch — that is, Scotch made from malted grain and sourced from a single distillery (blended Scotch is just what its name implies — a blend of whisky from multiple distilleries). Indeed, the Macallan ranks as the second-most consumed single-malt in the U.S. — behind only Glenlivet — according to Impact Databank, which monitors the booze biz. Click Here To Read More!

Ready, Set, Pour. Take the Stirrings "Stir It Up Holiday Blogger Mixology Challenge" And Win $1,000.00

See If You Have the Right Ingredients To Be A Winner!

Mansfield, MA (PRWEB) October 18, 2016

Stirrings, the maker of super-premium cocktail mixers is looking for spectacular bloggers, not professional bartenders to compete in their First Annual “Stir It Up Holiday Blogger Mixology Challenge.” The challenge date has been set, the bottles will be popping and shakers will be shaking and the stakes will be high to see who becomes the first winner of their First Annual Stirrings “Stir It Up Holiday Blogger Mixology Challenge.” Stirrings “Stir It Up Holiday Blogger Mixology Challenge” will be open to the first 100 qualified bloggers to create an original cocktail recipe using a Stirrings Cocktail Mixer or Rimmer Cocktail Garnish. Click Here To Read More!

Why the Jim Beam strike matters nationally

Bailey Loosemore , @bloosemore - courier-journal

Kentucky residents who are in need of work may be baffled by a complaint coming from hourly employees at two Jim Beam plants.

The salaries at the facilities are great, the employees say, but they're working too many hours – and they'd like the company to cut them back.

The issue is unusual, says a local attorney, who noted that most employees want more hours, not less. And a resulting strike by more than 250 workers is rare, says a bourbon historian, who doesn't recall hearing of a similar event in the 25 years he's studied the industry. Click Here To Read More!

San Diegan Launches Cosa Salvaje "Wild Thing" Tequila

Elle France Introduces 100% Pure Agave Ultra-Premium Plata Sipping Tequila

San Diego, California (PRWEB) October 14, 2016

Elle France’s friends and colleagues know her as an energetic, enthusiastic and entrepreneurial free spirit. So it comes as no surprise that her latest venture is called Cosa Salvaje or “Wild Thing,” an ultra-premium Plata sipping tequila. For those familiar with France’s business prowess, the Cosa Salvaje's unique taste and creative packaging is what they have come to expect from the San Diego businesswomen.

“The concept behind Cosa Salvaje was to change the tequila drinking experience,” said France, CEO and Founder of Cosa Salvaje. “When I first came up with the idea to start my own tequila brand, I researched the history and tradition of tequila as well as the passion that accompanies its creation. It was vital for me to make sure that I was respecting Mexican traditions as well as bringing to life what tequila means to me. Cosa Salvaje is a tequila that evokes a “Wild Thing” lifestyle and provides an experience that goes beyond tequila.” Click Here To Read More!

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