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Top 100 Drinking Trends in October

From Absinthe-Flavored Coffee to Nordic-Inspired Kiwi Beers

— October 10, 2015 — Lifestyle
The top October 2015 drinking trends showcase several new craft beer offerings as well as a variety of beverages that boast unconventional flavor-fusing profiles.

In a unique convergence of beverage industries, absinthe-flavored coffee infuses a rich ground coffee blend with anise and wormwood flavors. While it doesn't harbor the hallucinogenic qualities of absinthe itself, it is sure to amuse and delight serious fans of the black liquorice-like flavor profile.

In another unique mix of inspirations, the Nordic Kiwi Brewers is a microbrewery founded by two brothers that found themselves living in Sweden following a move from New Zealand. The results are a dynamic product line inspired by the brews of New Zealand but brewed with Nordic water.

The top October 2015 drinking trends speak to shifting consumer desires in regards to flavor profiles, proving that unconventional combinations are still a way to impress.
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Radio-Inspired IPA Branding
Radio-Inspired IPA Branding
Scuttlebutt Brewing's KEXP Transistor IPA Pays Tribute to the Station
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Small-Batch Coffee Roasters
Small-Batch Coffee Roasters
This Company Specializes in making Naturally Flavored Coffee Drinks
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98
Autumnal Apple Cocktails
Autumnal Apple Cocktails
This Sparkling Apple Sherry Beverage Reflects the Flavors of Fall
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97
Tea Toddy Recipes
Tea Toddy Recipes
This Earl Grey Hot Toddy is a Cozy Cocktail to Keep You Warm This Autumn
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96
Comparison Drink Consumption Charts
Comparison Drink Consumption Charts
This Infographic Contrast Drinking Coffee Versus Beer
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95
Antiquated Aged Bourbons
Antiquated Aged Bourbons
The Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Pays Tribute to Heritage Brewing
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94
Farmland Beer Labels
Farmland Beer Labels
The Stellies Beer Label Features an Illustration of the Joostenberg Farm
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93
Salted Maple Rum Cocktails
Salted Maple Rum Cocktails
This Apple Cider Recipe Includes Salty Maple Flavors and Dark Rum
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92
Interactive Whiskey-Scented Books
Interactive Whiskey-Scented Books
This Scratch and Sniff Book is a Guide to Liquor Through Smell
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91
Anatomical Emblem Redesigns
Anatomical Emblem Redesigns
This Coca-Cola Logo is Rebraded With Parts of the Body the Drink Harms
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90
Single-Serve Cocktail Teas
Single-Serve Cocktail Teas
The Skinnygirl Beverage Will Now be Available as a Series of Hot Drinks
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89
City-Specific Coffees
City-Specific Coffees
This Specialty Roast is Designed Just for New Yorkers
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88
Breakfast Citrus Cocktails
Breakfast Citrus Cocktails
The Greyhound is the Ideal Morning Gin Beverage to Serve
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87
Boozy Raisin Chocolate Cookies
Boozy Raisin Chocolate Cookies
Japan Releases a Unique Dried Fruit Oreo for Consumers to Try
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86
Nut-Based Creamers
Nut-Based Creamers
This Non-Dairy Creamer is a Creamy Alternative to Milk
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85
Organic Nut Butters
Organic Nut Butters
These Elegantly Packaged Butters Use Watercolor Images of Each Nut Flavor
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84
Artifact Alcohol Labels
Artifact Alcohol Labels
The Aprendiz Mezcal Bottle is Labeled with Mexican Icons of Suns & Moons
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83
Ice Cream Cone Milkshakes
Ice Cream Cone Milkshakes
This Recipe Combines Two Delicious Treats into One Decadent Shake
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82
Indian-Inspired Hot Chocolates
Indian-Inspired Hot Chocolates
This Indulgent Chocolate Drink is Infused with Cardamom
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81
Nitro-Infused Ales
Nitro-Infused Ales
The Refreshing New Beer is Made with Nitrogen and CO2
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80
Caramel Oatmeal Ice Creams
Caramel Oatmeal Ice Creams
The Haagen-Dazs Gourmet Ice Cream Features Chocolate Oat Clusters
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79
Beverage-Based Sugar Charts
Beverage-Based Sugar Charts
This Infographic Examines Sugary Drinks and How Much Sugar is in Them
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78
Vietnamese Iced Coffees
Vietnamese Iced Coffees
This Asian-Inspired Cold Brew is Sweetened with Condensed Milk
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77
Super-Sized Coffee Pods
Super-Sized Coffee Pods
These New Pods Allows Consumers to Enjoy Larger Cups of Coffee
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76
Autumnal Apple Sangrias
Autumnal Apple Sangrias
This Festive Cocktail is Made with Seasonal Pink Lady Apples
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75
Single-Serve Berry Mixers
Single-Serve Berry Mixers
These Individually Canned Alcohol Mixes Flaunt Fresh Fruity Flavors
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74
Volcanic Hot Tubs
Volcanic Hot Tubs
This Hot Tub Design at Tough Mudder Advertises Mineral Water Brand Volvic
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73
Miniature Draught Refrigerators
Miniature Draught Refrigerators
Marc Thrope Designed a Stella Artois Beer Fridge for Small Spaces
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72
Naturalistic Wine Glasses
Naturalistic Wine Glasses
These Wooden Base Wine Glasses Add a Touch of Texture
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71
Seamless Can Openers
Seamless Can Openers
The 'Draft Top' Turns Any Can into a Easy-to-Drink Container
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70
Lab-Quality French Presses
Lab-Quality French Presses
This French Press from Hario is Made with an Olive Wood Finish
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69
Absinthe-Flavored Coffees
Absinthe-Flavored Coffees
This Weird Coffee Features Flavoring from the Hallucinogenic Spirit
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68
Honey-Infused Champagnes
Honey-Infused Champagnes
The AR Lenoble Champagne Brand Launched a Line of Honey-Flavored Bubbly
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67
Burnt Cocktail Syrups
Burnt Cocktail Syrups
Tippleman's Syrup Burnt Sugar Simple Syrup has a Caramelized Taste
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66
LED Water Bottles
LED Water Bottles
The 'Candea' Keeps Cyclists Hydrated and Illuminated
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65
Carbonated Cold Brew Coffees
Carbonated Cold Brew Coffees
This Sparkling Coffee is Both Refreshing and Energizing
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64
Water-Purifying Pumps
Water-Purifying Pumps
This Portable Water Purifier Creates Clean Drinking Water on the Go
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63
Cocktail Tropical Desserts
Cocktail Tropical Desserts
These Homemade Pina Colada Rings are Made with Coconut and Rum
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62
Craft Beer Delivery Services
Craft Beer Delivery Services
'Riip' Beer is Delivered to Your Doorstep by the Brewers Themselves
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61
Secret Agent-Honoring Vodkas
Secret Agent-Honoring Vodkas
The 007 Belvedere Vodka is Made to Resemble James Bond’s Gun Barrel
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60
Kaleidoscopic Cognac Bottles
Kaleidoscopic Cognac Bottles
The Ryan McGinness for Hennessy Bottle Boasts a Dizzying Design
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Nordic-Inspired Kiwi Brews
Nordic-Inspired Kiwi Brews
The Nordic Kiwi Brewers Was Created by Several New Zealanders in Sweden
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58
Boozy Beer Holsters
Boozy Beer Holsters
This Belt Design Conveniently Holds a Six-Pack of Beer Around Your Waist
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57
Matcha-Brewing Machines
Matcha-Brewing Machines
This Device Helps Tea Lovers Make Delicious Drinks at Home
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56
Hybrid Superfood Beverages
Hybrid Superfood Beverages
Mamma Chia's 'Chia & Greens' Beverages Combine Potent Superfoods
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55
Food Longevity Guides
Food Longevity Guides
This Infographic Determines How Long Food Actually Stays Good
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54
Clockwork Food Packages
Clockwork Food Packages
This Packaging Induces Happy Feelings with a 5'Minutes 'Til Lunch Label
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53
Celebratory Baseball Beer Branding
Celebratory Baseball Beer Branding
The Budweiser 'Rally Pack' Commemorates the Toronto Blue Jays
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52
Precious Metal Glasses
Precious Metal Glasses
These Copper Mint Julep Cups Are Perfect for Freshly Mixed Cocktails
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51
Coffee-Juice Hybrids
Coffee-Juice Hybrids
'Coffee Juice' Blends Cold-Brewed Coffee with Blueberries and Cane Sugar
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50
Hemp Tea Beverages
Hemp Tea Beverages
Loft Teas' Bottled Teas Contain Traces of Cannabidiol Derived from Hemp
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49
Cinematic Cocktail Guides
Cinematic Cocktail Guides
This Movie-Inspired Beverage Book Outlines Recipes Based on Films
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Magic-Inspired Eateries
Magic-Inspired Eateries
Harry Potter-Themed Bar The Lockhart is Now Serving Tapas in Toronto
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47
Dual-Purpose Flasks
Dual-Purpose Flasks
This Camping Flashlight Doubles as a Flask That Holds an Opener and Shot Glass
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Dual Drink Coolers
Dual Drink Coolers
The 'Double Cooler' Can Store Two Different Drinks in One Dispenser
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45
Gourmet-Chocolate Tea Menus
Gourmet-Chocolate Tea Menus
The Ritz-Carlton Launches a Premium Godiva Chocolate High Tea Menu
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44
Italian-Honoring Coffee Pods
Italian-Honoring Coffee Pods
The Limited-Edition Nespresso Pods Feature Milano & Palermo Tributes
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Freshly Squeezed Smoothies
Freshly Squeezed Smoothies
The Savse Smoothies are Freshly Squeezed & Bottled Health-Boosters
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Beer Glass Guides
Beer Glass Guides
This Infographic Shows the Proper Glassware Paired with the Correct Brews
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Coffee-Steeping Bags
Coffee-Steeping Bags
Jed's Bean Bags Make Brewing Coffee Like Steeping a Tea Satchel
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Cold Coffee Juiceboxes
Cold Coffee Juiceboxes
Minor Figures' Cold-Brewed Coffee is Sold in Portable Tetra Pack Boxes
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Waterfront Beer Gardens
Waterfront Beer Gardens
The Ölbryggan Beer Garden is a Brew-Lovers Relaxing Swedish Retreat
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Planetary Water Vessels
Planetary Water Vessels
These Glass Bottle are Inspired by the Discovery of Water on Mars
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Untippable Barware
Untippable Barware
Mighty Mug's Latest Addition is Barware That Withstands 5 to 10 Pounds of Force
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Bulk Tea Bag Packaging
Bulk Tea Bag Packaging
This 'Simply Tea' Catering Pack Reflects the Name of the Brand
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Taste-Enhancing Decanters
Taste-Enhancing Decanters
The Rainman Carafe Beautifully Pours and Aerates Wine
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Bowl-Decorated Eateries
Bowl-Decorated Eateries
The Yellow Fever Restaurant Hangs Bowls on the Wall to Show Portion Sizes
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Bar-Themed Offices
Bar-Themed Offices
The William Grant & Sons Office Contains an Elegant Bar and Branded Products
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Peel-Off Wine Labels
Peel-Off Wine Labels
This Simple Wine Label Conceals Additional Information
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Revolutionary Whiskey Bottles
Revolutionary Whiskey Bottles
The 'Lost Republic' Celebrates the 1846 California Bear Flag Revolt
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Pop-Up Community Kitchens
Pop-Up Community Kitchens
This Kitchen-Free Restaurant Asks Locals to Cook for Patrons
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Single Serve Wine Subscriptions
Single Serve Wine Subscriptions
'Vinebox' is a Monthly Wine by the Glass Membership Club
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3D-Printed Wine Racks
3D-Printed Wine Racks
This Modular Wine Rack Lets You Customize as Your Wine Collection Grows
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Mess-Free Honey Pearls
Mess-Free Honey Pearls
'Honey Drop' Offers an Inventive New Way to Consume Honey
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Selfie-Printing Coffee Machines
Selfie-Printing Coffee Machines
This Company Uses Edible Ink to Print Photos on Customers' Drinks
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Dry Ice Drink Coolers
Dry Ice Drink Coolers
The 'Rocket' is a Beer-Chilling Container That Cools Bottles and Cans
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Boozy Calorie Comparison Charts
Boozy Calorie Comparison Charts
These Infographics Compare Cocktails to Junk Food Using Emojis
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Logger-Honoring Pubs
Logger-Honoring Pubs
The Timber Gastro Pub is Made of All Wood to Honor the Logging Community
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Equestrian Wine Branding
Equestrian Wine Branding
The Pirineos Wines Reveal Horse Wine Labels with a Majestic Black Horse
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Futuristic Beer Dispensers
Futuristic Beer Dispensers
The 'Stella Artois Nova' is a Beer Draught Dispenser for Commercial Use
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Caffeinated Superfood Beverages
Caffeinated Superfood Beverages
Love Grace's Organic Herbal Energy Features Cold-Brewed Blends
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Ferocious Gin Bottles
Ferocious Gin Bottles
The Blind Tiger Gin Labels Honor Traditions of the Prohibition Period
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Landscaped Wine Labels
Landscaped Wine Labels
Mountain Wine Packaging Visually Articulates the Grapes' Growing Regions
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Bottled Cold Soups
Bottled Cold Soups
'Soupologie' Offers Raw Dairy and Gluten-Free Soups
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16
Canadian-Aboriginal Cafes
Canadian-Aboriginal Cafes
The Roundhouse Cafe in Montreal Serves Aboriginal Food and Coffee
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15
Graffitied Liquor Designs
Graffitied Liquor Designs
These Liquor Bottle Designs Feature the Works of Popular Street Artists
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14
Mystical Gin Liqueurs
Mystical Gin Liqueurs
Unicorn Tears From Firebox.com is a Magical Specialty Alcohol Product
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13
Wicked Wizardly Shots
Wicked Wizardly Shots
These Punny Harry Potter Drinks are for Hardcore Fans
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Hydration-Reminding Devices
Hydration-Reminding Devices
The 'Ulla' Provides Smart Water Reminders by Glowing Between Sips
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Shot-Sized Beer Cans
Shot-Sized Beer Cans
The Amsterdam Navigator Small Beer Can Brands Itself as a Pocket-Sized Brew
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10
Cold-Brewed Coffee Packets
Cold-Brewed Coffee Packets
BREWSTICKS' Liquid Coffee Concentrate Can Be Added to Hot or Cold Water
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9
Intimate Patio Lounges
Intimate Patio Lounges
This Downtown Lounge is an Urban Oasis with a Moody Atmosphere
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8
Folk Art Tequila Branding
Folk Art Tequila Branding
Siempre Tequila is a New Craft Spirits Brand with Dynamic Packaging
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7
Screw-Inspired Beer Coolers
Screw-Inspired Beer Coolers
The 'Chill Drill' Uses Sand's Natural Insulation for Beer Cooling
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Supermarket Wine Bars
Supermarket Wine Bars
This High-End Grocery Store Allows Customers to Stay for a Drink
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Dirt-Inspired Wine Labels
Dirt-Inspired Wine Labels
These Wines Sport Labels That Visually Describe the Dirt They Came From
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Characterized Breakfast Charts
Characterized Breakfast Charts
This Breakfast Guide Reveals What a Consumer's Meal Choice Means
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Multi-Sensory Gin Tastings
Multi-Sensory Gin Tastings
Bombay Sapphire's 'Gin Journey' Awakens All of a Fan's Senses
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2
DIY Whiskey Kits
DIY Whiskey Kits
This Brewing Chamber from the Whiskey Still Company is Handcrafted
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Homey Bar Cafes
Homey Bar Cafes
The La Maison Bleue Cafe Combines an Eatery, a Bar and a Quaint Cafe
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