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Why Are Mint Juleps Served In Metal Cups?

Posted on: May 29th, 2019

Although Derby Day is over, Bill’s Package Store wants you to be “In The Know” about this tradition and how it started. First off, the mint julep is an iconic symbol for Kentucky and Bourbon. Here’s the official recipe: Always use a silver cup Fill it with pulverized ice Bruise one tender little leaf of…[READ MORE]

Liquor Myths Debunked!

Posted on: April 17th, 2019

Bill’s Package Store wants to dispel some of the “old wives’ tales about liquor. Myth: Absinthe is a hallucinogenic. Truth:Scientific studies show that absinthes contain no hallucinogens, opiates or psychoactive substances. It does have a high volume of perfumed alcohol. Myth: Jameson is Catholic and Bushmills is Protestant. Truth: According to award-winning bartender Jack McGarry,…[READ MORE]

Oh, The Things You Can Make With Whiskey!

Posted on: March 27th, 2019

As we celebrate Whiskey Day, Bill’s Package Store wants to give you some great ideas for those wonderful concoctions made with Whiskey. Here are some great whiskey recipes:   Whiskey Paralyzer 1 cup ice cubes 1 fluid ounce of Canadian whiskey, such as Crown Royal 1 fluid ounce of Kahlua or other coffee flavored liqueur…[READ MORE]

Whiskey… the myths, the legends!

Posted on: February 28th, 2019

According to Mark Twain: “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” Bill’s Package Store would like to dispel some of the myths about whiskey.     Whiskey: What is it? Whiskey by definition is pretty confusing. There’s: Bourbon Rye Scotch Canadian Single-malt Blended…and the list goes on. Let’s…[READ MORE]