We all have that one friend, the one who insists on mixing expensive, high-end bourbon with Coke. As purists it’s hard not to get offended by such behavior. Just think of all the years a premium whiskey has to wait – patiently cradled in American oak. All those skilled hands that lovingly craft and […]
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 […]
A short drinking story. Several years ago I had a night where I had a few too many drinks. I woke up the next morning and I wasn’t alone. No, I didn’t meet a girl, but there was this really sweet dog asleep on the foot of my bed. I had no idea where he […]
Many cask-aged type liquors take on important flavor characteristics from the barrels they are aged in. The natural oils in the wood leach into the distillate over time and contain a large part of the residual flavor profile that will mark that particular spirit. These oils, although dissolved in alcohol, will partially congeal or “close […]
There’s really only one reason why Prohibition failed, and it’s because the idea was insanely friggin’ stupid.