I bought myself a porcelain hip flask, and it got me thinking about the history of these ingenious devices. The flask is the descendant of the canteen and the pilgrim […]
Be Adventurous, Whiskey Drinkers! Try a Cocktail.
I was reminded today of the cocktail culture’s influence on whiskey sales in the United States. I know that most well-seasoned whiskey drinkers will insist on either only a few […]
Happy Turkey Day!
No post today. Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Mmmmm…turkey… I’m pairing my meal with some Wild Turkey Master’s Keep. It’s only appropriate, after all.
Bourbon and Turkey!
We all know that Thanksgiving is tomorrow and turkey is on the brain…I want to make sure to include the bourbon brined turkey recipe that makes my holiday every year. […]
Filibuster Whiskey from Washington D.C.
Did you know that the citizens of Washington D.C. didn’t get to vote in an election until this month in 1964? (Don’t worry, I talk about whiskey in a bit..) […]
Why Is Kentucky Home To So Many Distilleries?
We all know that there are lots of distilleries in Kentucky. Why Kentucky? There are many reasons for Kentucky maintaining its hold on whiskey production in the United States during […]
John Hall’s Forty Creek
I have found that many of the new distillers in America have come to distilling from breweries and beer production. It’s a logical step, as “beer” must be brewed before […]
Jim Murray’s World Whisky of the Year for 2016 goes to…
So the news is out that Crown Royal’s Northern Harvest Rye was named the 2016 World Whisky of the Year by renowned whiskey writer Jim Murray. This news will most […]
Whiskey and Baseball.
Nothing is more American than Whiskey, Baseball, and Apple Pie. Only, it turns out apple pie isn’t originally American at all…Apples aren’t even native to the Americas. So I’m just […]
What defines whisk(e)y?
So what determines what whisk(e)y is anyway? Government laws and regulations do. They have changed over the years, but as whiskey becomes a larger contributor to government budgets (through taxes) […]