Category: Spirits

The end of prohibition, December 5, 1933

Celebrate Repeal Day & Party Like It’s 1933 at the Cruise Room

Happy Repeal Day! Today marks an important day in American history for all of you fellow libation lovers out three. It was on this day 84 years ago that prohibition was finally repealed after 13 long, dry years. Prohibition was a dark time for the country, and we don’t say that just because we like booze. The 18th Amendment, which was ratified on January 29, 1919, and took effect in early 1920, prohibited the manufacturing, transportation and sale […]

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Jameson Caskmates Great Divide Brewing Co Edition | BottleMakesThree.com

Jameson Releases Great Divide Brewing Co Edition of Caskmates

Synergy (noun): A state in which two or more things work together in a particularly fruitful way that produces an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects. Expressed also as “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” It’s no surprise that most beer drinkers enjoy whiskey, and vice versa. A shot of whiskey with a beer chaser is such a common combo, it even has its own name: the Boilermaker. Like […]

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A look inside Laws Whiskey House of Denver, CO | BottleMakesThree.com

A Look Inside Denver’s Laws Whiskey House

Last Saturday Chris and I and several friends stopped by Laws Whiskey House to celebrate the launch of their new Wheat Whiskey. Now we don’t pretend to know much about whiskey, but we know what we like, and this was some good stuff. At the release party we enjoyed whiskey flights, a really fantastic whiskey cocktail, and received a tour of the distillery. It was the first open house event of the year for Laws […]

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Jameson Caskmates | BottleMakesThree.com

Jameson Caskmates, When Whiskey Meets Stout

Just when you thought we were finished talking about barrels, we have another barrel-filled story to get your mouth-watering. A few months ago we told you about the Jameson Drinking Buddies program, a collaboration effort between Jameson Irish Whiskey and several U.S. craft brewers. As part of the Drinking Buddies Program, Jameson selected five brewers to tour the their whiskey distillery in Ireland and learn about the history of Jameson Irish Whiskey. They were then sent home with […]

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Jameson Whiskey & Great Divide Brewing release their Drinking Buddies collaboration, The Smoothness | BottleMakesThree.com

Great Divide & Jameson Release The Smoothness

Recently the fine folks at Jameson Irish Whiskey announced the newest partners in their Drinking Buddies program. As part of their Drinking Buddies collaboration, five American breweries were invited to tour the Jameson distillery in Ireland, and each were sent home with six empty Jameson Irish Whiskey barrels. The barrels would be used to age a unique, limited edition craft beer. Great Divide Brewing of Denver was one of this year’s Jameson Drinking Buddies participants. Head Brewer Ethan […]

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Tales of Tequla and Tacos

Te amo tequila. Sure, I can say that now, but it wasn’t always that way. Tequila and I have had some falling outs over the years. The first one I remember happened shortly after turning 21. That’s when a night of tequila shots and dancing led to me having to shampoo out my roommate’s car the next day.  Don’t ask.  For years I couldn’t even smell tequila (or even limes, for being an accessory to […]

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Getting Frisky with Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”  – Mark Twain We don’t know about too much, but now and then it’s fun to set the beer stein aside and belly up to the bar for something a bit stronger.  Recently we got just the opportunity to do that thanks to Yelp Denver and the folks over at Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey.  We had signed up for the Yelp’s Secret Sipper […]

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Shamrock Shake Shenanigans

“If you’re enough lucky to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!”  – Irish Saying St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and given that it falls on a Monday this year, we are beginning the celebration tonight!  I’m sure you will have no problems finding St. Patrick’s Day parties around town this weekend, and by Monday you may need to take things down a notch.  I know we plan to party hard all weekend, but then […]

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