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Return Of A Double Gold Medal Winner: Atelier Vie Releases Riz, Louisiana Rice Whiskey, Bottled In Bond

February 19, 2024—New Orleans. In 2022, Atelier Vie was awarded a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for Riz, Louisiana Rice Whiskey, Bottled in Bond. The San Francisco competition is considered by many as the most … Continue reading

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Superstar Whiskies That Give Us All A Reason To Live: Louisiana Single Malt in Jim Murray’s 2024 Whisky Bible

We were pleased and perhaps a bit astounded to learn that Louisiana Single Malt was included in Jim Murray’s 2024 Whisky Bible, said to be “the most comprehensive, internationally influential and thoroughly researched guide to all the world’s whiskies.” Thanks … Continue reading

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Introducing Gumbo Noir, a Louisiana Coffee Spirit for Creative Cocktails

January 8, 2024—New Orleans. Atelier Vie introduces Gumbo Noir, a Louisiana Coffee Spirit. Gumbo Noir has the essential taste of coffee and is created in Louisiana. Gumbo Noir is an incredible ingredient for signature cocktails and culinary creations. What is … Continue reading

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El Jefe is Back!

Orphan Street Brandy “El Jefe” Edition is made from a combination of superb wines. After pot distillation, we barrel age it for a minimum of two years. This 2023 release of El Jefe combines a two year barrel with a … Continue reading

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Is it Snowing?

At the distillery, a special batch of snowflakes has landed. Euphrosine Gin #9 Snowflake Edition was distilled nearly a decade ago. We initially aged the spirit in a 15 gallon oak barrel for 13 months. However, the results were incomplete. … Continue reading

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Introducing Chalana, a Louisiana Chocolate Spirit for Creative Cocktails

October 16, 2023—New Orleans. Atelier Vie introduces Chalana, a Louisiana Chocolate Spirit. Chalana has the essential taste of chocolate and is created in Louisiana. Chalana is an incredible ingredient for signature cocktails and culinary creations. What is Chalana? Chalana is … Continue reading

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Mushrooms in wormwood? Yes.

While working in the wormwood garden, we have found an occasional mushroom. Some of these specimens have been rather large and the shapes have varied. On this occasion, we found several medium sized mushrooms lurking under the wormwood and removed … Continue reading

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Last Week in July with Atelier Vie

Do you know what time it is? Yes, it’s that infamous last week in July. The heat is burning, the air is glowing, and a giant cocktail festival has landed in New Orleans. Yes, it’s time for Tales about all … Continue reading

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Big Reactions to Barleycorn Magic at the New Orleans Bourbon Festival

This past weekend, at the grand tastings at the New Orleans Bourbon Festival, we poured Louisiana Single Malt Cask Strength, Riz, Louisiana Rice Whiskey, and a surprising entrant, Barleycorn Magic. What is it? Is it whiskey? It’s certainly the “weirdest … Continue reading

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Toulouse Green Now Available In Pennsylvania

We’re pleased to announce that Toulouse Green, Absinthe Verte, is now available in Pennsylvania, thanks to our partnership with Botld, an innovative co-packing company. As explained in our previous post, Botld purchases spirits in bulk and then bottles them in … Continue reading

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