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Happiness made easy.

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Whiskey Sour’s sweet and zesty cousin.

The Forester Cocktail This drink is a great alternative to a Whiskey Sour. While the Whiskey Sour uses sugar to sweeten the bourbon, the Forester uses a cherry liqueur. Then, a squeeze of lemon adds a final touch of zest. The result is a slightly sweet, easygoing drink that makes bourbon very palatable, even to those who […]

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Whiskey Wisdom

Whoever controls the whiskey, controls the bliss. Nothing starts the work day better than a good whiskey. Except for maybe a promotion. When drinking whiskey, never charge into it looking for a buzz. Take it slow, let the buzz find you. Sliding a drink down the length of the bar is not as easy as […]

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Nuclear tests help identify fake whisky.

Radioactive material flung into the atmosphere by nuclear bomb tests is helping scientists to fight the multi-million dollar trade in counterfeit antique malt whisky. Bottles of vintage whisky can sell for thousands of dollars each, but industry experts claim the market has been flooded with fakes that purport to be several hundred years old but […]

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Get the facts Jack.

Some Facts About Jack Daniel’s Fact: Jack Daniel was a real person. Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel was born in September 1846, one of thirteen children, to Calaway Daniel and Lucinda Cook. Jack Daniel’s grandfather, Joseph “Job” Daniel emigrated from Wales, as did his Scottish wife, to the United States. Jack died in 1911 from blood poisoning. The […]

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Whiskey-licious.

Whiskey Meets Gelato Meets Bacon Jessica Oloroso is the erudite artisan who owns and operates Black Dog Gelato, on the corner of Damen and Iowa in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village. She has single-handedly, helped to bring gelato much of the acclaim and patronage it deserves in the Windy City. For the past year she has delighted patrons with distinctive gelato recipes that include the Whiskey […]

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The Best Way to Drink a Manhattan is… by the Bottle.

10,000 BC: Cavemen begin fermenting grains. Mind-blowing cave parties soon follow. 14th century: Whiskey invented. Parties continue. 1933: Utah proudly casts the 36th and deciding vote to end Prohibition. America’s long national nightmare of constitutionally mandated sobriety ends. 2011: Utah comes through again. The 36th Vote is a stiff cocktail in a bottle that’s barrel-aged […]

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Everything is better with Whiskey Whipped Cream.

Hammerstone’s Chocolate Pie with Whiskey Whipped Cream We’ve had a serious sweet tooth around here lately, it must be the cold seasonal temperatures that have been creeping into our mornings and evenings. Either way, we’ve been craving some sweet comfort foods and this family recipe fit the bill. It’s a silken chocolate cream pie with […]

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Sweet Salty Boozy Balls of Greatness

Hammerstone’s Salted Bourbon Caramel Truffles   Candy truffles are traditionally made with ganache shaped into rough spheres by hand and covered in cocoa powder. The powdery coating and imperfect shaping of the confections make them appear similar to dirt covered truffles – the famed culinary fungi. We’ve created our own version. These bourbon and caramel […]

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The Maple Bourbon Bacon Doughnut

One hell of a doughnut. This is a variation of the maple bacon doughnut made famous by the Nightwood Café, which is located in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. If you’ve ever had one, you know you’ve experienced something truly wonderful. We thought we’d recreate this amazing treat at home with a little bourbon twist […]

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