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 […]
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.
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, […]
Buffalo Trace’s George T. Stagg Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky has been named as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. Established in 1857, the distillery was later purchased by E.H. Taylor Jr. in 1870. He refurbished it, building brick warehouses including the notorious Warehouse C which was destroyed by tornado. The site also […]
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 […]
Experiment With Whiskey Legions of new distilleries have sprung up across the country in the last decade. The nation is now peppered with hip, youthful artisans pushing the limits of their new-found craft. The distillation of whiskey has now become a full-fledged battle royale, with the Tennessee and Kentucky old-timers going toe-to-toe with the brash young upstarts. […]
We here at Hammerstone’s WhiskeyDisks™ are modest folk, so it goes without saying that when Toby Keith’s representatives contacted us about branding our whiskey stones in conjunction with the release of his new album – we were flattered. Our unique whiskey stones, branded with Toby Keith’s logo, will be sold as singles on his website. They’ll come in a […]
If the White Knight is talking backwards, you’re probably drinking White Rabbit. A new Jack Daniel’s design pays homage to Mr Daniel’s history. Named after the Lynchburg saloon owned by Jack Daniel, the White Rabbit was naturally one of the first places to ever sell Jack Daniel’s whiskey before Prohibition forced it to close. This […]
At Hammerstone’s Whiskey Disks we’re big fans of doing whatever’s comfortable. So, it’s with pleasure that we share this video with you. Kick back, drop one of our frozen handmade whiskey stones into your favorite tipple and enjoy. Nothing’s more comfortable than chilling without diluting.