WhistlePig Founder, Origami Sake, & Best Margarita Tequilas

WhistlePig Founder Raj Bhakta parted ways with the rye whiskey brand in 2019 after a contentious split. He’s now released Bhakta Spirits 2013 Bourbon. Did you think he would be back in the business so quickly? Bhakta is laser-focused on the concept of vintages and will continue to push the envelope and in the meantime, this is available for $150. Click the link for more. https://robbreport.com/food-drink/spirits/bhakta-spirits-armagnac-finished-bourbon-1234817034/

Origami Sake has opened a new 22,000 square foot operation, right in the center of America's rice crop - Arkansas. Did you know that nearly 50% of the US rice is grown there? Well, it’s a great coincidence that the water is also great for rice, with a mineral content and pH similar to rice growing regions in Japan. The timing of the Hot Springs operation appears to be spot-on too, as Sake demand and production have been steadily growing outside of Japan in recent years. To read more on the thorough story - click the link https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2023/feb/26/sake-to-me/

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If you’re looking to make some top shelf Margaritas, don’t reach for your ‘good tequila’, reach for one that’s going to be the best tequila for your margarita. I know, you think this is going to cost you, right? Shockingly the top recommended Espolon Blanco Tequila is only about $16 for a small bottle. To get the full list of 13 and how they ranked, head to the link. https://www.thedailymeal.com/1142742/the-13-best-tequilas-to-use-for-margaritas/

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