Unveiling the Lighthearted Side of the Spirits Industry
Kim Laderer is the president of Felene Inc.
The Kim Factor is your ultimate guide to uncovering the delightful and whimsical side of the spirits industry. Join me as I explore the fascinating world of distilleries, mixology, and spirited events, delving into captivating stories, hidden gems, and the playful personalities behind your favorite libations. Raise a glass to good times and toast to the lighter side of life with Spirited Adventures!
Recent Blog Posts From The Kim Factor
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10 Interesting Facts About Vodka
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Felene Vodka Recipes: Top 3 Cooking Recipes that Highlight Our Unique Spirit
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Why Sugarcane Vodka is Smoother than Potato, Corn and Grain Vodka?
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Courting Versatility: Vodka Cocktail Food Pairing Guide
Wondering about Vodka Cocktail Food Pairing at your next diner party? If so, you're in for a treat! The clean and neutral flavor profile of vodka makes it an incredibly...Continue Reading
Top Vodka Cocktail Glassware
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Cocktail Bitters: A Starter’s Guide
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Liquor Industry Co-packing and Private Label Services
Liquor Industry Co-packing, also known as contract packing or contract manufacturing, is a business practice in the distillery and beverage industries where one company (the co-packer) produces and packages alcoholic...Continue Reading
Top Home Bar Tools for Your Home Bar
Home bars have come a long way. Not only are we building exciting entertainment spaces in our homes, we are stocking our home bars with bigger assortments of spirits, mixers...Continue Reading
The Art of Muddling: Muddling Fruit, Sugars and Herbs for Cocktails
Muddling is a technique used to extract the juices and flavor from fruits, herbs, and other ingredients, typically using a muddler, a long tool with a flat end.Continue Reading
Top 10 Vodka Cocktails for Spring 2023
Vodka Cocktail Recipes for Spring that Will Surely Please There is one thing about vodka, and that is its versatility season after season. That is why vodka is far and...Continue Reading