Being from a family of bartenders, I learned in early adulthood how to mix drinks and what types of alcohol blended well together. While I didn't choose to become a bartender myself, I've still amassed a lot of knowledge about the craft. Not only have I learned from my family, I've also researched it myself. With so many different types of liquor out there, and with different years marking different vintage characteristics, it can be confusing. I hope that the information here helps you to appreciate the craft of bartending as much as I do, and maybe empowers you to make some mixed drinks of your own.