Obviously, The Barley Blog is mostly about beer (news, reviews, what no), but every now and again I’ve been throwing some bourbon related news and notes your way. So why would I be writing about a product that is neither. Quite simply, when the opportunity arises to experience something unique, I’m more than willing to try it out — especially when it involves a free sample.
We can't wait to try Root, a new liqueur based on the original recipe for Root Tea (the ancestor to Root Beer).
Here at Art in the Age, we thought it would be interesting and fun to turn back the clock and recreate a true pre-temperance alcoholic Root Tea. We’ve even made it certified organic, since back then, everything was organic. This is the opposite of corporate culture. It’s a genuine experience rooted in history and our own landscape. It is a truly interesting and contemplative quaff.
We especially love the look and feel of the site, specifically the way they've incorporated their social networking links in the "Community Tools" section.
-ad, bks, iz
On a recent trip to Philadelphia I discovered a store that would serve as a huge inspiration for what I want do with my store. Art in the Age is sells clothes, art, accessories and other items made by their community of artists, creators and thinkers. The name and philosophy behind the brand come from an 1936 essay "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" written by a German cultural theorist named Walter Benjamin. (more below)
Root Beer With An Edge (and 80-Proof)
Introducing ROOT Liqueur
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
You like your current root beer.
"ROOT is very aromatic in the glass, with a delightfully rich bouquet of birch, smoke, baking spices, and vanilla. While incredibly unique in flavor, it is clean on the palate with strong notes of birch, peppery herbaceousness, spices, citrus and vanilla bean. ROOT finishes medium dry and exceptionally full-bodied, with aromatic properties of spices lingering long after the last precious sips." - Cheri Loughlin - The Intoxicologist