”I’ll have a whiskey on the rocks.” We’ve all heard it, read it, and probably even said it before. When exactly is it appropriate to order liquor on the rocks? It’s true — some liquors benefit from the addition of ice, while others are meant to stand solid on their own, consumed “neat.” So how […]
Whiskey can be pretty confusing. There are all those terms: bourbon, rye, Scotch, single-malt, blended — it seems to go on and on.
People will do some pretty crazy things when alcohol is involved, and not just when they’re drinking. When it comes down to it, as fun as it can be to kick back and have a drink or three, alcohol is big business, and big business means big money.
”It’ll be about 45 minutes.” We’ve all been there — anxiously arriving at a restaurant, ready to stuff our faces with good grub and delectable booze, only to be told we must sit in our state of rumbling hunger while our dining predecessors finish their feasts and open up a table.
Single barrel bourbon, often referred to as single cask, is a higher grade of whiskey that comes from an individual aging barrel. Generally, distilleries blend whiskies from multiple barrels and years to create consistency in color and flavor profiles among their products. In the case of single barrel, however, each barrel is bottled separately, dated […]
Move over, Scotch. We’re zoning in on American distilled spirits, breaking down the two biggest and baddest of them all — bourbon and rye. Aside from knowing that we love them both, there are many similarities between these two whiskeys, as well as some solid differences that set them apart. So what’s the difference? Let […]
The first thing you have to know about “chewy” and whiskey is the two don’t mix well if one of them is actually a wookiee. (Kidding, fellow nerds! That’s “Chewie,” and anyway he’s more of a wine spritzer man.) But the word chewy is actually — in fact, quite often — used to describe certain […]
Today I’m publishing a cocktail that was inspired by my recent trip to Kentucky, where I learned even more about the spirit that first got me hooked on making cocktails: bourbon. I may hail from North Carolina but until recently I had never made the trip to explore the Bourbon Trail. It was quite a […]
In the Old West (we’re guessing), if a bartender tried to water down your whiskey, you’d probably hoist him onto the bar before shoving his head through a cartoonishly thin wooden wall. (That was basically the bad Yelp review of the Wild West.) But if you’re drinking bourbon, chances are you’re drinking a whiskey that’s […]