Friday, December 16, 2005

New Orleans -- Booze and Gambling. Aaaaah!

Sazerac Re-Introduces Whiskey:
"After a 116-year absence from the market, the Sazerac Company of New Orleans is pleased to reintroduce its Sazerac Rye Whiskey, bottled in the original late 1800's package. This whiskey has been eight years in the making and once again joins the Sazerac family to represent the true 'Spirit of New Orleans.'

The Sazerac Company is one of the oldest family-owned companies in New Orleans, dating back to 1850 and the coffeehouse of the same name. It was at the Sazerac Coffeehouse that rye whiskey grew in popularity as the primary ingredient of America's first cocktail -- 'The Sazerac.' This historic cocktail included rye whiskey along with Peychaud's Bitters, Herbsaint Absinthe Liqueur and a lump of sugar. Today, the Sazerac Company proudly owns, makes and distributes Peychaud's Bitters, Herbsaint, and Sazerac Rye Whiskey."

I left in that last paragraph because I wanted to keep the Sazerac recipe.

Harrah's gets a break
The Louisiana Gaming Control Board has approved an initiative to allow Harrah's New Orleans to open with lower requirements concerning the number of employees and payroll amount. The casino will be expected to, with time, achieve higher standards in both areas. This plan still requires the approval of the Joint Legislative Committee, which will meet today on the subject."

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