Tag Archives: Scotch

Prescription Whiskey

Prohibition began in 1920 with the ratification of the 18th Amendment and the related Volstead Act. These new laws banned the manufacture, sale and transportation of intoxicating beverages. Keep in mind that up to this point alcohol had been a widely used, readily available and relatively cheap remedy for thousands of years. Practitioners and doctors in […]

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Whisk(e)y Flow Chart

There’s a lot of wordage used in classifying the world’s different types of whiskey, or whisky. It can be overwhelming. So, take a seat, pour yourself a tipple over one of our handcrafted whiskey stones and give this handy flow chart a look-see. It’ll help make sense of the often perplexing terminology.

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Cologne Inspired by Glenlivet Whisky

  A new fragrance out this year makes it seem as though marketers think men enjoy smelling like they’ve been drinking as much as they enjoy actually drinking. D.S. & Durga are a Brooklyn based perfume house, they make perfume and cologne in small batches using premium raw materials. All of their scents are created […]

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Hammerstone’s Beard Guide

  Fall is a time for many things – football, raking leaves, and regrettably, turtlenecks. It’s also the best time to grow a beard. Fall is the time when men forsake formality in favor of comfort. Plus, it’s getting cold. And if you’re going to start wearing a sweater on your body, there’s no reason why […]

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Whiskey Library has 1,500 Offerings

The Multnomah Whiskey Library in Portland, Oregon features an obsessively curated archive of spirits, tableside whiskey service, and a full curriculum of booze education. Time to dig out your old library card and do some drinking. With 1,500 bottles of liquor, the Multnomah Whiskey Library is a whiskey lover’s paradise. It’s a 2,200 square foot clubhouse with 25-foot high ceilings, […]

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Strawberry Bourbon Sundae

Strawberry Infused Bourbon, Fresh Fruit, and Vanilla Ice Cream – Need we say more?   Strawberries and ice cream – as with many things in life – is a wonderful treat that can be made even more delectable by adding a tipple of booze. And by booze we mean Strawberry Infused Bourbon, to be exact. […]

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Brenne French Single Malt Whisky

French Whisky Aged in Cognac Barrels While exploring the world whisky scene for something “new”, Allison Patel encountered a third generation Cognac producer who had started distilling a unique Single Malt in the heart of Cognac, France. Upon tasting it, Allison immediately knew it was something special. She and the distiller collaborated over a span […]

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The Return of the Black Jockey

The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby will see just its second African-American jockey since 1921. Between 1875 and 1902, over half of the titles won at the Kentucky Derby belonged to African-American jockeys. Former slaves and the sons of former slaves, they were the nation’s elite riders. But the legacy did not last long, black riders […]

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How to Navigate a Sea of Antique Booze

Drinking antique booze has become a thing of late. Much of the allure lies in the idea that it can provide a clear snapshot into the past. In 2010, salvage divers from Sweden found 230-year-old intact Champagne bottles in a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Of course, they popped a bottle and found […]

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The Mother of Japanese Whisky is… Scottish

Japan’s First Lady of Whisky Nothing is more Scottish than whisky. Known world-wide for its quality, Scotch is one of the country’s largest exports. Recently though, Japanese distillers have been producing whiskies which have been called some of the best on earth. The whisky trade in the Far East began in the 1930’s and one […]

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