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A Toast to American Spirit

Served neat, with water, over ice or mixed with soda, bourbon whiskey isn’t just for that old guy smoking a cigar anymore. There’s a “bourbon boom,” and it is catching among a younger, hipper crowd…and $8 billion in global sales proves it. Bourbon is used in cooking, and it’s the main ingredient in a variety of cocktail favorites, including a …

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Wine throughout History

Wine, with countless varieties and flavors to suit any palate or accompany any cuisine, has become a favorite beverage all over the world. While there are no written records of its origin, it is believed that wine has been around since some of the earliest settlements of man. There are some things we do know. The oldest winery known was …

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One Man’s Garbage Is Another Man’s Gold

Sugar was first produced by crushing sugarcane, boiling the juices, and then leaving the boiled syrup to cure in clay pots. Liquid (known today as molasses) would seep out of the pots and then sugar would be left behind. At that time – the 17th Century – sugarcane farmers couldn’t give molasses away and disposal actually became a problem until …

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Drink Responsibly this Holiday Season

The holidays are a great time to celebrate, just don’t forget to drink responsibly. The key to drinking responsibly is common sense. It’s easy really. Always put safety first. Eat before drinking. Keep track of what you are drinking. A good rule of thumb is that your body metabolized about one drink per hour – a 12 ounce beer, a …

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Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum!

An iconic beach destination with 23 miles of beautiful coastline, Daytona Beach is known as the principal city of the “Fun Coast” region of Florida…and that certainly applies to the holidays as well. Daytona kicks of the holiday season with its annual Turkey Run from November 24 through the 27th – featuring thousands of unique autos and swap meet vendors, …

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Daytona Beach Liquor Store – Welcome to Bengals Liquor

Good spirits have always been an integral part of our culture, from long ago… “The discovery of wine is a greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe it too full of stars.” – Benjamin Franklin, circa 1700s to today… “A gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic to me somehow.” – Kathy Mattea …and …