The Pirate Queen of Ireland Grace “Grania” O’Malley was born around 1530. She was the daughter of Dudara “Black Oak” O’Malley, a powerful Irish chieftain who ran dozens of ships in a herring fleet. Just before Black Oak died he arranged a political marriage, giving fifteen-year-old Grace as a bride to Donal-an-Cogahaidh, a son of […]
We’re not a religious authority, but this is how we see it happening.
That’s what a college English professor once said to me. Now that I’m older, and well-read, I can see the truth in that statement. Here are quotes from some personal favorites to prove it: HUNTER S. THOMPSON [1937-2005] “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” ERNEST […]
Heather Waters We here at Hammerstone’s Whiskey Disks, have long believed that there are only three things in life that truly help you transcend the mundane: food, whiskey and music. It’s been our creed, that you can judge the quality of a man’s life by the quality of the food he eats, the whiskey he drinks and the […]
Charring Barrels – getting Vanilla out of Oak. It’s long been believed that vanilla has hidden powers: as early as the 1700s, physicians recommended it to male patients to ensure potency. We here at Hammerstone’s Whiskey Disks – makers of the world’s best whiskey stones – have always thought that the sweet welcoming odor has a mildly […]
5 Notable Irish Whiskeys Inspired by the enormous revival of the Scottish whisky industry, the Irish have been aggressively expanding the offerings from their distilleries with impressive results. Although Scotland sustains approximately 90 distilleries, Ireland has only four (each produces a number of different whiskeys). Economic difficulties in the last few centuries have led to […]
Kerrygold’s Aged Cheddar – Infused with Irish Whiskey Once in a blue moon, you come across a idea that is so clever, it makes you wonder why mankind hasn’t populated the planet Mars yet. Kerrygold’s whiskey-infused cheddar cheese is just such an idea – pure brilliance. Come on now, who doesn’t love cheese? And, who doesn’t […]